European Honeymoon [5 of 9]: Athens, Greece

Photography by Miguel Marino

On our way to Santorini, we stopped by Athens for a few days because Husband wanted to visit the Acropolis. Hiking through the heat and getting a cute wifebeater tanline were so worth the trip to the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena from 438BC. There is something humbling in feeling finite when surrounded by structures that are thousands of years old.

  1. Overlooking the city of Athens from the top of Acropolis.
  2. Spent all day exploring the temples of Acropolis like the Parthenon and Temple of Athena.
  3. Left: Having a Flat White at my favorite cafe and bar there, Tailor Made, owned by a guy who has won the barista world championship enough times to explain the incredible coffee experience. Right: Our diet in Greece consisted mostly of gyros, which were cheap and delicious (and stuffed with fries!).
  4. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a theatre located on the slope of the Acropolis.
  5. Dessert of Greek donuts, loukoumades, drenched in honey covered in nuts.
  6. Me being a dork at the Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Destinations before: ParisBarcelonaVenice, and Milan. Next destination: Santorini, Greece!

21 Comments

  1. June 21, 2014 / 11:15 pm

    Wow I've been dying to go to Greece and your pictures make me want to go more!
    P.S. Love all of your travel posts 🙂

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  2. June 22, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    such beautiful photos!

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  3. June 22, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    such wonderful pictures they tell the story just on their own ! Athens looks like such a beautiful place for a honeymoon. xx

    Melissa ♥ || The Inked Blonde

  4. June 23, 2014 / 7:24 am

    beautiful pictures.. envy with the jouney.. but, i love all your post.. glad to see your blog, dear..
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    with Love,
    Bella Luna
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  5. June 23, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    Ah, beautiful! Gotta love Greece, have been there around 16 times and still can't get enough..! Enjoy Santorini (I'm sure you will, it's more than perfect especially for honeymoons..!) and don't forget to watch the sunset from Oia .. it doesn't get more romantic than that!

    X STYLONYM http://www.stylonym.blogspot.com

  6. June 25, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    That last shot of you in the stadium is Just STUNNING! Love the blog!
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  7. June 26, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    aaahhh, my dream destination! 🙂 I just commented on your recent post and then realized after that you are from Seattle too!! 🙂 I got excited!! 🙂 just wanted to say that hahaha!

    uris
    http://my-sinina.blogspot.com/

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