Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Athens 1

So I'm finally getting around to sharing my pictures from Greece!  Better late than never, right?  I had like 500 photos from the 2 weeks I was there so I wanted to go through and edit them before posting them here.  I honestly don't know how to do this other then doing posts filled with photos because there are just so many of them!  I'm going to break up the two weeks into many posts that way I don't have so many pictures that the posts are just boring.  I am preluding all pictures by saying I look a bit messy.  I don't know how people take these glamorous shots when traveling, but it was crazy hot, very windy, and because I was with a group - quick moving.  I give major props to anyone who gets pretty pictures of themselves while traveling and battling the elements that come along with that.  The pictures I have here are from our hotel and first two days in Athens. 

The hotel we stayed in in Athens was in an awesome location, it was in the middle of the shopping district and we were surrounded by shops.  It was also near the Plaka, Acropolis, and all the cool sites we wanted to see.  My roommate and I had a nice view of everything from our room, which I loved!  There wasn't a pool in our hotel, but they owned another hotel 2 blocks away with a pool that we were allowed to use.  It was absolutely gorgeous and had insane views of the Acropolis.  We hung out there for a bit, walked around the city, and then passed out for a nap.  After all of that we had a big group dinner at an outdoor restaurant located in the Plaka.  

The second day we went to the site where Socrates was imprisoned which is the first picture above.  We then went to a spot where they used to have assembly meeting in Ancient Greece and had class there.  This site had spectacular views of the whole city and I was sure to take a ton of pictures (I paired it down here quite a bit!).  That night a bunch of the girls in the group went to dinner at this great restaurant in the Plaka.  The owner and waiters at this restaurant were so nice and made us a special dinner that was delicious!

Athens was a really awesome city that I enjoyed visiting.  The next post about Greece will be about the day we went to the Acropolis or as I like to call it the day I climbed a mountain!

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  1. I would love to visit Athens! Beautiful pictures and thanks for linking up with us!

  2. Such cool pictures! I completely agree with you on the wind and heat! I always look like a hot mess, especially next to the pretty scenery (but seriously, you do not at all!)

  3. Ahhh! I'm going to Athens this summer! So excited I found your post!!! I'll have to keep up with all your greece recaps!
    Helene In Between

  4. so jealous of your trip! i need to make my way to the other side of the big pond. thanks for linking up!

  5. wow so jealous you were in greece it looks gorgeous!

    Brittani and Katie

  6. I had some of the best food in Athens. Loved the mix of the old with the new with the old ruins in the city!

  7. I'm so jealous of your pictures of Athens!! I've always wanted to go! It looks amazing! Not to mention the yummy plate of food! HA. =)

  8. One of my best friends has just been in Athens and she loathed it. I have heard really mixed things about the city. A lot of people say it's dirty and don't feel safe. What do you think? From your pictures I think it looks like a great place! I can't wait to visit.

  9. These pics are absolutely gorgeous! So jealous of your trip, I've always wanted to go to Greece! Can't wait to read the rest of your adventures!

    <3, Pamela

  10. Those views are amazing! Keep the pics and recaps coming! :)

  11. You don't look like a mess at all! Can't wait to see more:) I love pictures so don't mind lots at all! Also that clutch is super cute && practical!

  12. Amazing pictures! I want to go to Greece desperately! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I don't often see pictures of Athens like these! It looks brilliant! Gosh so many posts about Greece, you guys are all making me feel so jealous ;)


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