Country 30: Greece | This post is the final part of my 30×30 series. Read more here! We visited the Parthenon with barely an hour to spare before the gates closed. Seeing this ancient site at golden hour was nothing short of magic—the way the light lingered on the white stone, the rest of Athens spread…Read More
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Things We Are Not Taller Than: Athens, Greece
This post is part of a series. You can read about the origins of our travel tradition here. “We approached Athens from the north in early twilight, climbing a hill. When we reached its peak, we were dazzled to look down and see the Acropolis struck by one beam of the setting sun, as it posing…Read More
Travel Inspiration: Naxos, Greece
Should I Visit Athens?
Ah, Athens. One of the world’s oldest cities. Where classical, graceful, historical meets gritty, graffiti-splattered, and dirty. Athen’s port, Piraeus, once the major import/export center and navy base for the ancient Greeks, now launches ships daily outward to the pristine Greek Islands. But as you book your flight into the city of Athens and prepare…Read More
Is it Worth it to Visit Athens?
If you’re planning a trip to Greece, odds are you’re probably focused on the islands. Is it worth it, then, to visit Athens? Ah, Athens. One of the world’s oldest cities. Where classical, graceful, historical meets gritty, graffiti-splattered, and dirty. Athen’s port, Piraeus, once the major import/export center and navy base for the ancient Greeks,…Read More
Country #30! : Greece
I hit 30 by 30 a little earlier than expected when Tim surprised me with a trip to Greece for our anniversary! And they say Germans aren’t romantic. We spent four days—a quick highlight tour of Athens and three days in stunning Naxos. Posts to follow!Read More