The second part of our European vacation was Athens.
We left Rome around 9 o’clock in the morning, had a layover in Serbia (!), and arrived in Athens around 4. While we were brave enough to navigate the public transportation in Rome, Athens didn’t appear to be quite as straight forward. Combined with some (unnecessary) concerns about safety and the fact that it was equal in price, we booked our transportation directly through our hotel. Oh, and have a mentioned the fact that Greek is definitely not English? And knowing what the Greek symbols are in math actually don’t help you out at all when trying to figure out signage or language.
I knew that subject was worthless.
Joking but not joking. Calculators people
Oh, and sorry about that one long sentence up there. Whew.
I have one thing to say about Athens.
yum, wow, yum, wow, yum, wow, yum, wow.
That is all you need to know about Athens. While we planned our trip to have 3 days per location, based on travel and flight times it ended up to be more like 3 days in Rome, 2 days in Athens, and 4 days in Santorini. And that was almost perfect.
Athens as a city is not too spectacular. Sorry, had to say it. It’s modern-ish, clean-ish… you get the point.
But the food. When we talk about the food we ate on the trip we talk about Athens. Maybe not the most gorgeous to look at but amazing.
And then the Acropolis. No words. Really.
If you’ve never wanted to go to Athens I wouldn’t recommend it as a must see. But if you’ve ever had any desire to see the Acropolis in person. Go. Totally worth it. No regrets.
Since I can’t really describe the food, and anything we were to say about the Acropolis wouldn’t do it justice.. the pictures are below. Not that the pictures really do it justice either but… better than words. :)