Monday, July 16, 2018

Our Summer Vacay in Athens!

Hello friends! Oh how I've missed you guys and this space of mine. Time to recap part 1 of our vacation in Greece!

Let me preface this by saying, when we decided on Greece, D (who had been to Greece before) thought we should totally skip Athens and focus us on the other islands instead. I really wanted to see the Acropolis and experience the Grecian capital. So off we went and we were both so thrilled that we did. Athens has changed since the 2004 Olympics and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, so rich in history and heritage! Busy and fun with so much to see and do. 

At JFK before boarding. 

The 9+ hour Delta international flight was delightful. Filled with great service and amenities! We watched a few movies, had some vino, ate and settled in for a snooze. 

Here we are before landing!

After 45 minutes of driving, we arrived at the New Hotel. Such a quirky, artful modernist hotel!

After a quick nap, we got ready to explore the town. 
First stop (obviously), food at a local taverna.

We then explored the streets all around.

The side roads and houses we stumbled across were some of my favourite moments.

The big blue eye is a talisman of sorts to ward off the evil all around. 

The Metropolitan cathedral of Athens was so beautiful on the outside and inside.

We ended the night on the rooftop bar at our hotel overlooking majestic Athens. I  had my first greek salad (in Greece) and we shared some adult beverages.

So... the next day our plan was to start the day at eight am--- jet lag prevailed and I instead woke up at 9:50. We jumped out of bed and made our way to the Parthenon. 

Bougainvillea is abundant in Greece

The walk was hot, sweaty and uphill - we tried to maximise as much shade as we could!

There was a rock structure close to the Acropolis that we climbed on to get the Acropolis in the background.

The Athenian vista is quite majestic.

And here we are-- hello Parthenon!

The Erectheum

The pictures do not do these magnificent structures justice.

The Propylaea

We stopped for a quick lunch ( and Greek Salad #2)  before heading back to the hotel. The sticky, sweltering heat got to us.

We wanted to get just a bit of shopping done! And have some fresh fruit juice to quench our thirst!

Back at our very quirky hotel! 

We went to Cherchez La Femme for dinner- a modern sharing plate taverna. So delicious- appetizers are my very favourite way to eat! We had the eggplant appetizer so many times!

A beautiful sunset with the Agora in the forefront

We split a gelato- D's honey, pictachio, lime choice was way better than my go to nutella!

And then we ended our night in the plaka with life opera music! 

A busy 1.5 days before our next stop-- Naxos!!!

So many pics I know.... and only 1/10 of what's actually is on my phone. If you have made it this far, congrats :-)

Linking up with beautiful mama to be Biana for weekending!



  1. I LOVE the pictures. How wonderful and beautiful and you look so sweet and peaceful!! Bring on more as I want to go there someday so bad!

  2. What an absolutely epic start to your vacation! I loved Athens when I went so long ago!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. It looks amazing! I would love to go there one day.

  4. Vacation posts are my favourite! I love these photos.

  5. So jealous- all that food alone makes me want to go there. Keep the posts coming!

  6. What a great start to the trip! It looks so pretty there. The ancient ruins kind of remind me of how it was in Rome. I can't wait to see your other posts! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  7. Greece is now officially on my bucket list :) What a beautiful area of the world! Love following along on your trip!

  8. First of all, you look so gorgeous in all of the pictures! I love your hair! I would love to go to Greece! It has been in my top 3 countries I want to visit for forever.

  9. I can't even imagine the excitement as you descended into Greece! And so glad you guys decided to stop in Athens as well, so much history <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. Girl you posted Greece photos before even I did haha. Ill get to it in a couple of weeks though, Im still trying to post Romania pics. So glad you guys stopped in Athens. I love the greek islands but Athens is a must!

  11. WOW! What a beautiful place to explore! I've been dying to visit Greece and the Greek islands. Sounds like an amazing getaway for you and the hubs to spend some time exploring! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  12. I don't think it's possible for me to be any more jealous of this trip! SO fun and the food looks so amazing! Loving your little pink dress too, so cute!


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