things to do in athens

Under the blue sky of Athens

I had forgotten about that sky. So blue, so clear. And the neverending azure blanket that lit up the city but also brought an oppressive heat.

Visit Daphni Monastery, Greece

The Daphni Monastery in Athens

The easiest of the World Heritage Byzantine monasteries to visit in Greece is the Daphni Monastery, on the outskirts of Athens.

visit the acropolis

Acropolis wow!

One of the highlights of a visit to Athens is seeing the Acropolis and Parthenon for yourself. It’s stunning from a distance and incredible up close.

athens nightlife

Greek tavernas come of age

Where are the best bars in Athens? Well, in Kolonaki, the Greek tavernas have come of age and the hipsters and young people are changing the culture.