FunSizeBeauty – Travel: 5 Days in Athens, Greece

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You know me and food, we’re good pals. Noteworthy food spots included: Dinner at Karamanlidika, a #delicatessen and #restaurant specializing in #cured #meats and #cheeses.

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The last stop during my travels to Greece was the capital city of Athens. After a relaxing time on the islands, the hustle and bustle of Athens was a nice change of pace.

HISTORY

If you’re into archeology or love looking at ruins, statues and ancient artifacts, you’ll likely fall in love with Athens. There’s the ever popular Acropolis, which includes the Parthenon, Temple of Athena, Theatre of Dionysus, and Theatre of Herodes Atticus.

You can purchase tickets for individual sights, but the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports has a special package deal (€30 general admission, €15 students) which includes the Acropolis of Athens as well as several museums and archeological sites in and around Athens – the Ancient Agora of Athens, Archeological Museum of Kerameikos, Archaeological Site of Lykeion, Hadrian’s Library, Museum of the Ancient Agora, the Temple of Zeus (Olympieio), and the Roman Agora of Athens.

At foot of the Acropolis, there’s the Acropolis Museum (€5 general admission, €3 students), which includes restored artifacts that were once found inside the Acropolis. What’s cool is that when the Acropolis Museum was being built, they found ruins of an ancient Athenian neighbourhood underneath. The Acropolis museum has glass floors so that you can see the live excavation from above.

Athens, Greece. Acropolis Odeon of Herodes Atticus Photo: FunSizeBeauty
Theatre of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece

Acropolis museum, Athens, Greece. Statue Photo: FunSizeBeauty
Inside the Acropolis Museum, Athens

Athens, Greece. Ancient Agora columns Photo: FunSizeBeauty
The Ancient Agora of Athens

Athens, Greece. Ancient Agora statue Photo: FunSizeBeauty
A statue at the Ancient Agora of Athens


A sculpture Aphrodite, Eros and Pan in the National Archeological Museum of Athens

Athens, Greece. National Archeological Museum golden crown Photo: FunSizeBeauty
A gold leaf crown in the National Archeological Museum of Athens

FOOD

You know me and food, we’re good pals. Noteworthy food spots included:

  • Dinner at Karamanlidika, a delicatessen and restaurant specializing in cured meats and cheeses.

Athens, Greece. Salad at Karamanlidika deli-restaurant, in Monastiraki, Athens. Photo: FunSizeBeauty
Salami and Cheese Salad at Karamanlidika in Monastiraki, Athens

OTHER STUFF

I would have liked to roam around Athens for one more day. Each neighbourhood has its own bit of flare. There’s lots of stray cats everywhere and graffiti too. We also checked out the changing of the guards in Syntagma Square and the National Botanical Gardens.

Athens cats - FunSizeBeauty National Botanical Gardens FunSizeBeauty Athens Parliament FunSizeBeauty

By Stephanie Lau

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