Athens, a city worshipped by people and gods. The beautiful capital of Greece is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is said to be the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Named after the goddess of warfare and home to Plato’s Academy, this city gave rise to many wise men of ancient times.
My introduction to the magical city began at the Acropolis, where I was enchanted by the beautiful remains and the stunning Acropolis Museum. There I also learned about the city’s “catch, neuter, and release” program, which populated the streets with stray dogs. One of these free spirits, which I named Atticus because he found me and my friends at ‘the Roundabout of Atticus’ and because I’ve always wanted to have a dog by that name after reading To Kill A Mockingbird, followed me and the gang loyally from the Acropolis all the way to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, where we sadly parted ways when us humans headed for the subway.
Between visiting the Port of Piraeus and walking around Old Town Plaka, I also visited the Poet Sandal Maker who directed me to his favourite Greek restaurant nearby. After a satisfying feast there, I ended the day at the top of Lycabettus hill, overlooking the entire city. When the red and orange colours burned in the sky as the sun set over Athens, I remembered a great piece of advice I once heard: see the world as a traveller, not a tourist.
Tres beau. I stumbled across your photos and I am enchanted. Thank you. I fully intend to see the entire world in my lifetime if it’s possible.
Wow!! So nice and classic 😀
I must visit Athens some time!
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This is on my list of cities to visit, thank you for the introduction 🙂 Did you partake in the street food in one of the photos? What was your favorite place or food of your trip?
Congrats for FP!
very beautiful city
Beautiful pictures. I’ve always wanted to visit Athens.
Thanks for the time you put into taking these beautiful photographs. I really got a sense of place and feeling, and so wanted to be there! It’s definitely on my bucket list of places to see!
i wish i could go there
Lovely photos! This is how I remember Greece.
My aunt lives near Athens. I wish I could go visit her but only my mom has gone to visit her which is so unfair. Anyway my mom said that when she got dropped off by the bus at Athens she saw people smoking stuff on the streets like weed, or crack that’s why she didn’t want me to go with her because of my safety
Thanks very nice photos. was pleasant to remember all those places….
Love your photos
Wow! How beautiful!
I would simply love to visit there someday…thank you for taking the time to share the photos!
Το ανήλικο παιδάκι που ζητιανεύει το θεωρείς εσύ μέρος της προβολής της πόλης ή κατάντια, νομίζω η ηλιθιότητα βασιλεύει……..
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I love this ! I am going to Athens in April, I can’t wait! Are there any more particular areas you would recommend? i hope to study classics at university, there is so much I wish to see!
What a wonderful collection. I hope to be able to see all those beautiful places with my own eyes someday!
This looks so much like Syria it is about 90% the same : ) its so nice
Great photos! Greece is definitely on my list of places to visit. Thanks for a great sneak peek!
I love the pictures you have posted, the truly live up to your “motto” of travelling not touring. You really get a sense that you are involved in the hustle and bustle…
Hermosa Ciudad, y excelentes fotos.
Ningún desperdicio para combinar en un viaje con Roman…
What beautiful pictures you’ve posted here.
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Love your photos!!!!
Great pictures. I live in Greece but my hometown is Patras (in google maps: Patrai) not Athens.
I have visited Athens many times though.
What beautiful photo’s of such a beautiful place! Your a lucky person to have had the chance to witness it first hand. 🙂
The Poet! My mother spent much of her youth in Athens and had her sandals made by him all of the time. I lived there as well, years later, and did the same…
Lovely post. Thank you!
Nice pictures, so nice 🙂
Love your pics!
Love your pictures of Athens, what a fascinating city. I always wanted to visit Greece, and see the birthplace of Democracy.
an amazing sightseeing.GOOD JOD!
These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing
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Oh man, I love the coloring on your photos! Did you use Photoshop to edit them or did they come out that way naturally? The one from the motorcycle seat looks like a print I’d buy someplace. I especially love the third photo in this post…
Did you ever read The Sheltering Sky ? It makes the same distinction as you have between what it means to be a tourist versus a traveller.
Awesome pics……simply stunning
Love your photos!!!!
really amazing view!!
I am Chinese,I hope to travel in Europe,but I don’t know how to realise this. I make Athens my first goal.
Very beautiful town.
very beatiful :’)
Your shots of Athens are incredible. I travelled there 2 summers ago and I can tell you from experience that you captured the city’s beauty with your images, a daunting task indeed. Well done.
Wow!!! wonderful place
Beautiful series! I just enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.
your photos are inspiring me!
wonderful photos…i wish i can go to athens…:)
you have outstandingly captured athens. you have caused me ptyalism over athens, i can’t stop day dreaming of getting there. your passion in blogging and photography is something really commendable. you inspire me to keep up with my travel blog. thanks man!
simply loved these amazing pix and the post too…