14th stop, Athens, Greece

by Shauna Golembiewski April. 09, 2020 170 views

We landed in Athens mid-February. We knew it would not be a beach vacation, but we also knew we would not have to fight crowds and the heat to see the the Acropolis and walk the city streets. We were right!

Panthenaic Stadium still in use today! (upgrades have obviously been done) This site has been in use for over 2,300 years!

Panthenaic Stadium still in use today! (upgrades have obviously been done) This site has been in use for over 2,300 years!

Panathenaic Olympic Stadium

View of Athens from atop Lycabettus Hill

View of Athens from atop Lycabettus Hill

If you are interested in hiking around Athens here is a good link.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Athens

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Athens

The lovely walkable streets in the area below the Acropolis, Athens

The lovely walkable streets in the area below the Acropolis, Athens

So yummy!!

So yummy!!

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple of Athena Nike

My husband had fun growing out his hair and beard during our travels. He felt he might look a bit like an ancient philosopher. lol

My husband had fun growing out his hair and beard during our travels. He felt he might look a bit like an ancient philosopher. lol

We stayed in an Airbnb close to the metro and used that to get us all around the city. Our apartment was comfortable and close enough we could walk to the Acropolis and to grocery stores. We had hoped to do a day trip to a close by island but the children ate some bad frozen yogurt and ended up with food poisoning, which kept us at home for several days. It was disappointing, but it was also nice to just slow down and enjoy a few days of rest.

They recovered in time to pack up and clean up for our early morning flight. Next we are off to Rome!

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Marilyn Grimble 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Sensational photography. Mxx

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Shauna Golembiewski Replied to Marilyn Grimble 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Marilyn, easy to do when surrounded by sensational places. ;)

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Antonio Gil 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the pictures of this amazing city.

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Shauna Golembiewski Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months, 3 weeks ago

The history is impressive!

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Guillermo Huerga Borrego 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Impressive photo of the stadium, a good report and I hope the children are very well. Greetings and take care.

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Shauna Golembiewski Replied to Guillermo Huerga Borrego 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Guillermo, yes everyone is well. These photos are from our travels in 2017-18. I just find I now have time to post the trip photos. Hope you and your are well. Take care.

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Guillermo Huerga Borrego Replied to Shauna Golembiewski 7 months, 3 weeks ago

What a coincidence, I am also pulling files, these are escapades that we did between last summer and the beginning of the confinement. Fortunately all of us are well, greetings and thanks.

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