It is almost impossible to spend a day in Athens without seeing an ancient sight or beautiful vista. Walking around and taking it in is one thing you must do on a visit. Here are some of the best sights from a day’s wander in the city.
The streets of Greece are generally stunning, whether it's an ancient building, ruin or incredible view there is always something to look at. One thing that is less noticeable than other cities in Europe is their street art. Murals are less present than other European capitals like London or Brussels, however, after looking around, you … Continue reading Some Greek Street Art
Every day at 11am outside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens there is a short, colourful and sombre ceremony which has been one of the cities big tourist attractions for decades, it is the changing of the guard. The Evzones are the elite soldiers guarding the tomb, they have elaborate uniforms and during … Continue reading The Changing Of The Guard in Athens
About an hour long hike from the town of Agia Marina on the isle of Aegina (also known as Egina) is the temple of Aphaia. Now that’s a lot of A’s. The temple is an ancient sanctuary site which is thought to date back to 570BC, most of it lays in ruin, however, there are … Continue reading The Temple of Aphaia
A trip to Athens is not complete without checking out the Panathenaic Stadium
About an hours ferry ride from the port of Piraeus in Athens is a small island called Aegina which is famous for stunning beaches, monasteries, ancient temples and growing pistachios. One of the smaller towns on the island is Agia Marina, a small fishing town with a few bars and hotels. The town is fairly sleepy when … Continue reading On a tiny Greek island there is a huge abandoned hotel… and it’s amazing.