Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved Athens; from the food to the people, the history to the architecture – it was a great way to kick start my week in Greece in Winter. Before getting there, so many people had actually told me they didn’t enjoy Athens at all, and their advice was to get in and get out as soon as possible. I refused to buy into that mindset however, and didn’t want to get there thinking I wouldn’t like it. After all, everyone has different experiences when they travel! Maybe it was a mix of being there in Winter without the tourist crowds and heat, or the experiences and people I encountered, but I fell in love and really couldn’t fault the city. I already can’t wait to go back.
The majority of travellers will fly into Athens before heading out on their island hopping adventures. While I haven’t explored the islands myself (not yet anyway!), I highly suggest spending 2 full days in Athens to get to know the Greek history, food and culture! Continue Reading