My senior trip was directly inspired by The Kardashians, and I am not ashamed to admit it. In July 2013, the Kardashian family yachted around Mykonos and Santorini for a week. I instantly became charmed by the idea and began talking it up to my mom. Although I didn’t score the ultimate yachting experience, I wasn’t complaining! My family and I started our trip in Athens – islands to follow later!
Athens is a beautiful and historic city. It is rich in monuments, delicious food, and amazingly friendly people. I think Greek people are some of the most welcoming. Here are four things I loved about Athens!
Walking down the streets of Athens will make you feel like Indiana Jones. Historical statues and monuments are literally everywhere around you. Looking up at the Acropolis will never get old!
Because the city of Athens is so diverse, you can find every type of food imaginable. Authentic Greek food is a no-brainer for anyone visiting from out of the country. My favorite restaurant in Athens is Kuzina. Imagine eating on the rooftop of a beautiful restaurant in Athens, watching the sun set and listening to the hustle and bustle of city life below you. Truly magical! If you’re in Athens, visit Kuzina! Until then, click around their website. It’s cute and you’ll love it!
The Street Art
I never noticed how interesting graffiti was until I left America. I feel like street art is tolerated, if not celebrated, in other countries. Especially in big cities do I notice more graffiti. Aside from the understood actual vandalism that packages itself with city life, Athens is filled to the brim with neat artwork. Walking around and looking at all the creativity everywhere makes you feel more connected to the city, in a way. (The last picture is my improvised “International Yoga Day” shot, but I didn’t end up posting it because I don’t know what the graffiti says. I still don’t. Oops!)
Ok. Guys. I love lokoum. In English, boxes are labled “Greek Delight”. I don’t know how to describe it to you. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’m pretty sure Greek Delight is Turkish Delight. Anyways! It’s delicious and I happily devoured an entire box while in Athens. No regrets!
After we hopped off the incredibly long flight from America, Athens was just the pick-me-up we needed before we went on our Greek Island adventure. If you’re thinking about heading to Athens, go for it! Remember to stay safe and have a great time!