I have been to the dazzling and beautiful city of Athens many times but… What can you do when the main attraction is closed due to adverse weather conditions? The city has a lot to offer, and has so much history that most people would give anything to visit it.
Walking around the city is a pleasure, and I never tire of coming back here over and over again – which I do have to do sometimes. Lucky me! However, when I was there this time, most of the snow and bad weather cleared overnight, and the following day was beautiful and sunny. The little houses and roads around the Acropolis are very pretty, with distinctive mediterranean colours. Best of all is that you can spot the magnificent Acropolis and the Parthenon ruins from every corner of the city.
This city has heritage of the classical era, and is represented by ancient monuments and works of art, but if you happen to be here on a wintery day, you don’t need to panic. There are plenty of indoors places to visit, and just strolling around like I did is really fun.
What really amazes me over here, when I contemplate the ruins, is how amazing the lifestyle was of all those people from centuries ago.
Like most major cities, graffiti is everywhere, and some of the street art I found to be quite interesting – a modern mash up with the ancient monuments.
Athens is definitely a city of many surprises. It attracts people from all over the globe who are interested in Greek art and mythology. A city for many tastes which welcomes everybody!