Stopping Over in Athens

by Aishling

Last month I ventured to Greece. My friends were to get married on the beautiful Island of Sifnos (more on that here). And the arrangement of ferries and flights meant that we had two stopovers in Athens (one night on the way and one night on the way back). This was the perfect opportunity to explore some of the city. As our time was limited, we focused on the chief attraction – the Athenian Acropolis. After having studied the history of Greek Architecture at University, it was surreal to see the Parthenon in person. And the views over the city were impressive. Luckily we left just before the thunder and rain arrived.

Our hotel was a short walk from Monastiraki square. This bustling neighbourhood, situated at the base of the Acropolis, is famous for its flea market and abundance of shops. Needless to say, I left the area with quite a hole burnt in my pocket.

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