Athens, Greece

I went to Athens in winter vacation in February 2011. I went there with my son and R. Since the flight from Oslo to Athens was early in the morning, we took train from Trondheim to Oslo and slept over for one night at Oslo Lufthavn.  The flight route was Oslo – Frankfurt – Athens. We had to change flight in Frankfurt. We were told that we had to check-in again in Frankfurt. The flight was a bit delayed and when we arrived in Frankfurt, we only had 30 minutes in between flight. It was a long queue and when I got my turn, the woman in the counter told me that they missed my luggage. My luggage was still in Oslo and she also said that it was impossible for me to get into the flight either since only few minutes left before my next flight :-(. Luckily, there was another flight to Athens in the afternoon which meant that we just need to wait for our luggage and the next flight. The airline company gave us lunch coupon (15 EUR/person). So, we waited in the airport and had lunch in Marché 🙂

@Marché, Frankfurt Airport

@Marché, Frankfurt Airport

From the airport, we took metro to Monastiraki station and we stayed at Attalos Hotel. The hotel located in the center of everything (restaurant, market, shopping center) and it only took 20 minutes walking to Acropolis.

The next day we went to the market and walked to the traditional market near the hotel. We found a nice Pakistan‘s restaurant. The food was great and it was cheap. We continued walking to the Omonia square and finished at Syntagma square. From Syntagma square, we walked around the parliament building and then visited Benaki museum. We walked to Kolonaki district and sat in a café to have frappé, Greek version of cold coffee. From Kolonaki, we took metro back to Monastiraki station and went to buy sandal at Melissinos (Melissinos). We finished the day by having dinner at Thanasis Kebab at Monastiraki.

Omonia square

Omonia square

Syntagma square

Syntagma square

The guard @parliament buidling

The guard @parliament buidling

Syntagma metro station

Syntagma metro station

Benaki museum

Benaki museum

Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum

Frappé

Frappé

Melissinos - The poet sandal maker of Athens

Melissinos – The poet sandal maker of Athens

Melissinos - The poet sandal maker of Athens

Melissinos – The poet sandal maker of Athens

Chicken souvlaki @O Thanasis

Chicken souvlaki @O Thanasis

Sadziki (yoghurt, cucumber and garlic) @ O Thanasis

Sadziki (yoghurt, cucumber and garlic) @ O Thanasis

Greek salad at O Thanasis

Greek salad at O Thanasis

Thanasis Kebab

Thanasis Kebab

The second day we walked to Acropolis. On the way to Acropolis, we took breakfast at Mouses café in Adrianou street. We tried saganaki (fried cheese) and fried octopodi. We visited ancient agora, ancient agora museum and walked up to Acropolis. From Acropolis we went to New Acropolis museum. We had dinner at Abbas restaurant near Monastiraki. We then visited Lycabettus hill by taking funicular to the top.

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Monastiraki Square

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Flea market @Monastiraki

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Saganaki (fried cheese)

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Fried octopodi

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Temple of Hephaistos at Ancient Agora

Portrait of Trajan at Ancient Agora Museum

Portrait of Trajan at Ancient Agora Museum

Southwest fountain house

Southwest fountain house

State Prison

State Prison @Ancient Agora

Path way to Agropolis

Path way to Agropolis

Stadium @Acropolis

Stadium @Acropolis

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Parthenon

Parthenon

The Philopappos Monumen

The Philopappos Monumen

New Acropolis Museum

New Acropolis Museum

Acropolis @night (view from Hotel)

Fried eggplant with tomatoes @Abbas

Fried eggplant with tomatoes @Abbas

beef ... @Abbas (forgot the name)

beef … @Abbas (forgot the name)

Mousaka @Abbas

Mousaka @Abbas

Funicular to Lycabettus hill

Funicular to Lycabettus hill

view from Lycabettus hill

view from Lycabettus hill

Olympic stadium view from Lycabettus hill

Olympic stadium view from Lycabettus hill

view from Lycabettus hill

view from Lycabettus hill

On our last day, we walked around the city again, visited the market, had breakfast at Pakistani’s restaurant again and visited omnio and syntagma square. There was a strike that day, so we decided to stay away from the city.

some birds in the market

some birds in the market

Some sweets in the market

Some sweets in the market

Some sweets in the market

Some sweets in the market

Kebab at Pakistan restaurant near Evripidou steet

Kebab at Pakistan restaurant near Evripidou steet

Free greek salad at Pakistan restaurant

Free greek salad at Pakistan restaurant

General strike on 23rd of February (taken near Omonoia sq.)

General strike on 23rd of February (taken near Omonoia sq.)

Spanakopita = spinach pie

Spanakopita = spinach pie

We left the city the next day and went back to Trondheim.

12 comments

  1. nyonyasepatu · March 27, 2013

    Mbaaaaaa ini cerita sebenarnya keliling eropaaaa yaaa

    • almondnuts · March 27, 2013

      Jalan2 keliling Eropa, secara ga perlu ngurus visa dan biayanya jauh lebih murah ketimbang beli satu tiket pesawat Norway-Indonesia (pp)

      • nyonyasepatu · March 27, 2013

        Huhaha bener mba dan deket ya😊
        Ughhh pengen bgt kesono

      • almondnuts · March 27, 2013

        Iya:-)
        Sabar, pasti bisa, tinggal nunggu waktu yg tepat aja. Klo skrg kan lagi nunggu the D day ya:-)

      • nyonyasepatu · March 27, 2013

        Amin, semoga di dengar Tuhan n duitnya cukup

      • almondnuts · March 27, 2013

        Amin 🙂

      • sikiky · March 28, 2013

        Åminnnnn juga

      • almondnuts · March 29, 2013

        🙂

  2. sikiky · March 28, 2013

    Brian tambah ganteng

  3. mugenblog · March 29, 2013

    Nice photos… The food look good.. I wish one day I could visit Athens… I like your blog…

    • almondnuts · March 29, 2013

      Yes, the food was really good. Hope you can go there and enjoy the food and scenery:-) thanks for liking:-)

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