Hello everyone! How are you all? I am feeling fantastic and rejuvenated after coming back from my marvellous Greek holiday. Greece is absolutely a photographer’s paradise. It was an inexplicably awesome trip but I have somehow managed to put it into words for you all to read my journey and see some great photos that we have tried to capture throughout the entire trip. 🙂
I am sharing my day 2 in Athens here first because I am much more excited to share my Acropolis experience with you all first. Don’t worry the day 1 in Athens will follow shortly in the very next post.
So, as it was the second day in Athens, our first and foremost agenda was to visit the famous Acropolis! I have read about this famous architecture so many times in our history books as a kid. I woke up around 7am in the morning and took a nice shower looking the Parthenon from my bathroom window of our room in The Athens Gate Hotel! The hotel has some spectacular rooms with views to die for. It sits right between the Temple Of Zeus and the Acropolis! Our room was a superior room on the 7th floor with our own private terrace looking at the Acropolis! Could not get any better. It was also the day when Greece was voting to the European proposals. We thought that it would be a tense environment but voting here is very different. It was business as usual at the central Acropolis area.
We had our breakfast in the hotel’s rooftop restaurant with the Acropolis view (again :)). Had an amazing spread starting with some Greek staples like the feta cheese, Greek yogurts and many more.
The day was extremely hot, but the Acropolis was very close to our hotel. So we did not have to walk much. However do remember to carry a bottle of water everywhere you go. you will need it. There are two routes to reach the Parthenon, we decided to take a more direct one through the side entrance (closer to the hotel) taking the steep steps past the theatre of Dionysus which goes directly to the top. This route is definitely not recommended for older people. Panting heavily and finally reaching there standing in front of the Parthenon was like a dream come true. Of course, it was crowded as it is the main attraction for any tourist coming to Athens. But it was worth it!
Coming to the outfit, I have been planning about my outfits for this trip for months, so I was quite sure and confident which one to wear and when. I have always drawn a picture in my mind that if I ever go to Athens I will wear gladiators and that is exactly what I did. The white kaftan is cotton and very light, perfect for Greek summer days. I was so comfortable the whole day wearing it. Beneath I was wearing white shorts because I did not want to experience Marilyn Monroe’s air vent moment. haha! And yes my milkmaid braid, if you follow me on Instagram then you can probably make it out from the photos. Quite a few of you have complimented on the look and thank you all for that. 🙂
After the customary photoshoot in front of the Parthenon and a trip to the different spots in Acropolis, it was time for some Greek lunch. Wherever we go we tend to do a good research on the places and the food. Sorry, when it comes to food I have no contribution and the credit entirely goes to my husband. He is a big foodie and I call him my google because he is fantastic on travel and food research 🙂 and loves walking around with google map on his phone to reach the favoured food destinations. This afternoon it was ‘Thannassis’, well known for their mouth-watering souvlakis. Oh! So delicious, the best one I had on my entire trip. You can order for a gyro take away in a pita roll or sit down for a souvlaki portion. We went for some chicken and pork souvlaki portions with Tzatziki and washed them down with some Mythos (a local Greek beer) and coke.The restaurant is in the Monastiraki area, a very popular tourist point for shopping and some very good restros as well as a key junction in Athens Metro. After food it was time for some shopping :). Athens is very famous for their leather goods, Greek sandals, bags, bracelets and other artefacts with Greek symbols and many more.
It was late afternoon when we came back to our hotel walking through the markets in the Monastiraki and Plaka areas. A quick shower shower to get some respite from the heat and back out again to enjoy the evening. We sat with a cup of coffee and Mythos once more. For dinner we had Pita Gyros from a place called O Gyros Pou Gyrevis which is highly rated on tripadvisor and is very close to our hotel. It was fabulous. For desserts we went for some good greek yogurt at a place called Fresco Yogurt Bar with some heavenly toppings like apricots, mangoes, cherries, dry fruits and some more which I don’t even remember the names. Back in the hotel, it was time to enjoy a wonderful evening on the balcony with a bottle of wine and my better half by my side looking at the sun go down beyond the Acropolis which then lights up and shines high like the crown jewel of Athens. It was breathtaking and a fitting end to a lovely day in Athens.
Loads of love!
Stay healthy,Stay fashionable.
BAG- MICHAEL KORS
NECKPIECE- OLD REALLY DONT REMEMBER 🙁