Greetings from Greece
I am going to say something somewhat controversial. I think Athens is kind of boring. It feels like a piece of Greece created solely for tourists with a few ancient ruins and a lot of overpriced food. That’s why our stay in Athens was incredibly short – we used it mostly as a stopover between Istanbul and Santorini.
Despite my feelings about Athens, I couldn’t contain my excitement as the plane approached Athens. There is something so special to me about returning to the country that my family is from. That and I was extremely excited about the prospect of eight days of Greek food.
One thing I did want to do was take Lucy to the Acropolis, the one part of Athens I remembered loving.
I went to Greece with my dad when I was 12 years old. I felt so special and grown up hopping on a plane and travelling to the other side of the world. It was the strangest feeling, but as I was standing on the steps of the Parthenon (sweating) I could actually remember what it was like to be 12 years old. With the sun beating down on us I remembered feeling completely overwhelmed and inspired all at the same time.
My godfather happened to be in Athens at the same time and kindly took us out for dinner. Well, it was more like an epic Greek feast with more food than any of us could possibly consume!
Visiting the Acropolis | Summer season 8am – 8pm, winter season 8am – 5pm | Adult €20, concession €10