Athens, Greece

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Greece: Athens & the Greek isles, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

Athens, Greece

Home to the most important ancient monument in the Western world, Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, with a recorded history spanning around 3,400 years.  

Athens is considered to be the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy.  

Join me in this lively and vivacious city as we explore our past, all the while relishing a culinary journey every step of the way.

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

Our friends in Sifnos recommended our hotel in Athens, their preferred choice when in town.  Centrally located in the heart of the Old City of Plaka and the Acropolis, the modern hotel has been completed renovated.  All rooms are designed to meet the highest standards of accommodation with your comfort in mind, and feature upscale furnishing and decoration. The hotel terrace, available to you for breakfast or an evening cocktail, offers a stunning view of the Acropolis.

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The hotel terrace and its magnificent view

The Temple of Zeus

The Acropolis Museum is utterly beautiful.  We plan to visit the museum first, and then see it come to life afterwards as we walk the grounds of the Acropolis having seen first-hand the masterpieces it once contained.

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Terracotta statuettes from the south slope of the Acropolis, 
possibly decorative elements (acroteria) from the roof of a building.
1st-3rd cent. AD (Acr. 6476, 6476a) 
Photo courtesy of Acropolis Museum

Central akroterion of the Parthenon roof (Photo courtesy of Acropolis Museum)

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Roof top dining in Athens provides a 360-degree view ~ simply breathtaking!

Dining on the street provides some of the most authentic food around
Photo courtesy of Culinary Backstreets