A Greek Odyssey Part 1 – Athens

We spent the first 3 days in Athens, a city of old and new.

It’s almost surreal to be in a city which is many ways is like many other major cities – the hustle-and-bustle of traffic, apartments and store-fronts, restaurants, businesses… and yet, around every corner, is a piece of ancient history and early civilization.

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There are heavily touristed areas such as The Plaka, an area mostly closed to cars, where souvenir shops, jewelry stores, outdoor cafes and restaurants abound.

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Set above the city, the Acropolis is the main attraction for many visitors.

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The New Acropolis museum hold a vast amount of archeological treasures!

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And the daily ‘Changing Of The Guard’ at the Greek Parliament building has become almost synonymous with Athens.

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