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  • Day1

    Flug und Ankunft in Athen

    June 7, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Mit der Lufthansa geht es innerhalb von 2h von München nach Athen, das erste mal am Notausgang mit endloser Beinfreiheit für mich 😃.
    In Athen stellt sich uns die frage nach dem Transportmittel um in die Stadt zu kommen.
    Per Zug 10€/pP, wir entscheiden uns fürs Taxi das zeitlich schneller und mit 50€ für 4 Personen o.k. ist.

    Unsere Unterkunft für 8 Personen und 170€ it ebenfalls o.k.;

    Am Nachmittag zieht es uns zur Acropolis die mit seinen 20€ Eintritt ganz schön zuschlägt. Auf dem Rückweg gibt es Dosenbier und Strassenmusik. Beim Essen in einem zufällig ausgewählten Restaurant lassen wir den ersten Urlaubstag ordentlich ausklingen und auf unserer Dachterrasse feiern wir in den kommenden Tag.
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  • Day665

    Less touristy sites of Athens

    February 9, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    We have also seen some of the less popular tourist attractions. We visited Voula’s on the beach front and then Flisvos Marina using the Tram, the marina is full of very very impressive yachts (look up Radiant, it was originally commissioned for Abramovich’s rival) as well as what appeared to be a historic naval ship. We also met Steve ‘Brody’ whom we originally met in Almerimar on his Amel 48, he was headed to Leros where the boat was resting for the winter before he takes it to Turkey for a refit later in the year. He is still very smitten with the boat and has been around most of the north of the Mediterranean already.
    We also saw a Royal Enfield garage.
    At our lunch stop on the steps in the Anafiotika district where we had a delicious Greek Meze plate, we saw this adorable if not very friendly Persian cat.
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  • Day9

    Day 9 let's go on a cruise! :-)

    May 26, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    I'm not a huge fan of boats to be honest with you but to go on a cruise in Greece is a Opportunity you cannot give up on. Set sail for a new opportunity was a quote that kept on repeating in my head as a reminder to say that every adventure is a moment that cannot be altered but a moment that can be seized. Our adventure started out by visiting three famous islands in Greece and mind you Greece has hundreds so three was just enough. Experiencing these islands and the history behind them shows a new meaning to the word moment.Read more

  • Day8

    Day 8You see one ruin you seen them all!

    May 25, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Welcome to the Ruins of Nike the famous Greek GOD of ....... I've always been a fan of Greek mythology and the Greek Gods and one thing for sure they kick butt in Kicking Butt. The group and I went to go see the ruins in Acropolis and by golly it is a sight to see but the effort to get there was a true challenge. Plus we had Greek Night it was a real experience.Read more

  • Day3

    Day 3: Athens, Greece

    June 23, 2017 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    The best two words to describe today: 38 degrees.

    We died of heat, but at least the sights were worth it. We visited the Acropolis and the views of Athens were incredible. Afterwards, we were so hot that we decided to head to Glyfadas beach. It was so nice, however it ended up taking 2 hours to get back as it's impossible to hail a taxi here! We had to use our map and walk an hour to the metro and then metro the rest of the way back. Turned out to be quite the adventure!

    After we got back and showered, we ended up heading out at 10 pm for supper and went to Smiles. We had the best Greek salad, feta, spanakopita, Greek yoghurt and more and it was one of the best and cheapest meals that we ate in Athens.

    While this might be it for Athens, were headed off to Mykonos tomorrow and we're pretty excited (except for the fact that we have to get up at 5:30) 💃
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  • Day1

    Day 1: Athens, Greece

    June 21, 2017 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Today I learned a few things:

    1. It's hard to find your way around Athens
    2. Bird poop can sting
    3. You can really see Athens in one day
    4. Don't put Euros in the same pocket that you will pull out your cell phone of on numerous occasions throughout the day
    5. Air Transat flight attendants are super friendly while people in Athens don't have much patience

    After sleeping only three hours on the flight, getting lost twice walking to my room (due to hardly any street signs and incorrect directions), having a bird poop on me, getting yelled at or ignored by at least 5 people (but also helped by 2), losing ten euros (not so bad) and finally getting to my room to spend ten minutes trying (unsuccessfully) to open the door, I met Daniel and Jennifer. Thanks to them for saving my back (literally) and opening the door to the apartment that we're sharing. Turns out they're from Montreal too and they offered for me to join them tomorrow so I'll be third wheeling on their day to the beach and market (they are so nice). On another positive note, I ate my first authentic gyros pita tonight (it did not disappoint) and the Airbnb is actually really nice!
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  • Day2

    Day 2: Athens, Greece

    June 22, 2017 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Vougliameni beach is really nice. Daniel, Jennifer and I took the bus there and we weren't disappointed. As they brought goggles, we were able to see hundreds of fish that were swimming with us! And the water was beautiful.

    Afterwards, we went to the market and bought some fresh strawberries and cherries, had fresh orange juice, and bought some souvenirs. We were supposed to eat them tonight, but we got back too late as we went to meet Zoe and Alex at the bus stop for 11:30 p.m. Turns out they got off at midnight and they walked right past without me even noticing. We took a taxi back at 12:30 a.m. (or shall I say the third taxi) and ended up getting there at the same time so it worked out. When it came to getting a taxi, the first two preferred Greek fares than listening to us telling them where we had to go (oh well).

    Before we went to the bus stop, we went to a mall which has a lot of the same stores we have back home: Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Zara, Claire's and more. The mall was super modern (unlike the rest of Athens) and it was a nice change! We also went to a nice restaurant near the Acropolis for dinner and Daniel got hussled by a ten year old. He came up offering flowers with puppy dog eyes so Daniel asked him for one, which was three Euros, and gave him five Euros expecting to get change. The kid smiled, said no change, threw down an extra flower and left. It was actually really funny and I got a nice flower out of it (thanks kid).

    Now my buddies have arrived and can't wait to see the Acropolis tomorrow. Sad to see Daniel and Jennifer go, but I'm happy I got to meet them and I'm so grateful for their kindness. Wishing them a safe flight home!
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  • Day22

    Atene - SNFCC

    August 13, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Lo SNFCC è il primo partenariato pubblico privati Grecia, il più esteso progetto culturale educativo sociale mai intrapreso.
    Abbiamo preso le bici (1 euro all'ora!!!) e ci siamo divertiti tra area giochi Bambini, giochi ad acqua per i bambini (tutti in costume a farsi i bagno), giardino sonoro, palestra alla aperto pubblica, ... insomma un posto bellissimo progetto dallo studio di Renzo PianoRead more

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