Photos in Athens
I had forgotten about that sky. So blue, so clear. Day after day the clouds stayed away, perhaps finding somewhere cooler. For the neverending azure blanket that lit up the city but also brought an oppressive heat.
I was reminded of summer in Athens when I was looking through some photos of a trip there last summer.
Around every corner was another ruin, usually an ancient one. And sadly, because of current economic conditions, quite often a modern one too.
But each is rich with stories of history and culture. A self-guided walking tour through Athens need only take a few hours (everything is so close to each other) but it can take you through millennia of human civilization.
It seems like a good time to share some of the photos I took there which I haven’t done anything with. I have no other plans for them and it would be a shame not to publish them somewhere.
If you’ve never been there, I hope this gives you a bit of a sense of Athens: the imposing buildings, the fascinating archaeological sites, and the richness of the people.
If you have been, I hope this brings back the same kind of happy memories it did when I rediscovered the images in my archive.
THE BEST ACCOMMODATION IN ATHENS
There’s a good range of accommodation in Athens and I would recommend finding something near Syntagma Square for convenience.
For a backpacker option, I would recommend the modern and comfortable Bedbox Hostel.
If you’re looking for value, I would suggest the Athens Mirabello, which also has a great location.
There are some cool design hotels in the city and one of the nicest is The Artist Athens.
And for 5-star luxury, I would suggest the modern Electra Metropolis with a great view of the Acropolis.