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