There’s so much to see in Athens, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. This 3-day itinerary will take you through the best sites of the ancient city.
Some locals in Athens love their city so much they give free tours to visitors. Not only do you get to meet a resident – you get to see some special places.
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.
The Byzantine monasteries of Greece have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The easiest to visit is the Daphni Monastery in outer Athens.
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.
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.
The Greek archaeological site at Mycenae was once the centre of power for the Mycenaeans, who in legend set sail a thousands ships to attack Troy.
There are lots of ways to sail the Greek islands. But this tour was the ultimate combination of independence, comfort and relaxation.
It was on Greece’s Skorpios island that Jackie Onassis was famously photographed naked by a paparazzo. Tight security today makes it difficult to visit.