When I was reading up on Greece prior to our trip, I came across some comments that dismissed Athens as a dirty, chaotic city that’s overrated and only serves as a gateway to the Greek islands.
I don’t know where they stayed or what happened to them in Athens, but our experience so far has been nothing short of amazing. We’re staying at Plaka, under the shadow of the towering walls of the Acropolis, an area where the streets are small and lined with beautiful houses and quaint cafés. It’s very touristy, but you can turn a corner and discover a hidden gem.
We haven’t ventured far from our neighborhood, except this afternoon when we walked all the way to the funicular station in Kolonaki to head up to Lykovittos hill for a 360 degrees view of Athens. It was far, the climb up hundreds of steps zapped our energy, but we were rewarded with a gorgeous sight, and pride for surviving the hike.