Four Reasons You Simply MUST Visit Athens

Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence.

– John Milton

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Athens – the word itself conjures up a number of thoughts and emotions. Being the foundation of democracy and much of what we take for granted these days, this beautiful city is ridiculously underrated. Obviously there’s no denying that it’s not exactly the cleanest and most organised place, nor is it particularly geared up to masses of tourists. However, there are so many reasons to go to Athens that I could write a full page novel (but don’t worry, I’ve kept it down to just four this time).

1. HISTORY

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Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, the list goes on!

For anyone who loves ancient history, politics or philosophy, there is simply no greater destination than Athens, home of the Acropolis, where you can walk in the centuries-old footsteps of some of the most important figures in history.

The fun doesn’t just end there though – the city has ample museums and galleries to visit so there’s never a dull moment!

2. SCENERY

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Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from a beauty point of view when exploring Athens – but boy was I wrong! From stunning vistas at the top of the acropolis to scenic drives along the south coast and the magnificent Temple of Poseidon towering over Cape Sounion, this is definitely one of the most beautiful regions I’ve travelled to!

3. FOOD

Authentic souvlaki, gyros, Greek salad, spanakopita, baklava… what more can I say!

4. PEOPLE

Literally the nicest people I’ve ever met! So hospitable, friendly and do their best to communicate well with all tourists!

Ok, ready to add Athens to your bucket list yet? 😉

Bethany xx

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