Wake up hit the ground running you are in Athens and if you are like us, you wanna climb the Acropolis! Let me tell you it gets crowed quick. But we will get to all that later I’m going to take you on a adventure to the top and I’m not only talking about the Acropolis I’m talking the highest point in Athens. So grab your tennis shoes and lets go!
Early morning means early, early lol so this was taken off the balcony of our room. We had to be fully dressed and ready by 7 a.m. and we set of on our journey. Athens is a popular place and there are tons of people and traffic, so much a women actually got sick and I guess that tour guide didn’t realize everyone including the women could hear her talking about it so needless to say it started out as a awkward tour. But hey that’s what makes any good story telling adventure starts with right?
So we actually got ahead of the tour so we could stop and take pictures such as this, our first stop on the hike up was Herodes Theatre! Amazing isn’t it? All that history just sitting there with stories and all things they have seen we wish we could have. Just amazing also as you can tell we are fairly high up. This isn’t even a portion. But air on the side of caution you will be basically moving straight up hill. Plus they still have the original marble and it is slick I almost fell twice of course I’m super clumsy.
Here it is, this treacherous up hill climb every second worth it. They actually are redoing it which to me isn’t fair because this is the real history. This is what is left. But again as stated in others my opinion not others, but truly amazing isn’t it. All this history left here sorry I am a histroynerd. But I won’t bore you with all that. So once you reach this point you walk the path they once walked, sadly you can’t go in. But they do have serval viewing points to see it from different angles. My niece and I actually walked around to the front and took a seat to just chill for a minute and the stone was actually fairly cool.
Here is our we did it poses! We did though we came, we climbed, we conquered. It is truly a magnificent feeling. So on our way down we then started passing thousands trying to climb up, pushing and shoving and acting crazy. So definitely getting up early and avoiding the crowds is well worth it. Some people actually came on there own from scooters or taxis, but I would highly suggest a tour. You can do whatever you want though, but whatever you do see this.
Next we went down town for a few hours, you want to talk about chaos that is the legit definition of chaos. But for all you shoppers it is heaven each street has stores all you can think of, like one street nothing but shoes, or another street nothing but belts and wallets and well you follow me. Never under estimate the amount of shopping you can achieve in Athens. Also make sure you know somewhat the way back because we got lost twice. Ha but its ok we figured it out. But if you are like me I’m fine getting lost but when you are on a timed tour its not so great.
Well thanks for traveling to this part of the map with me. Climber, shopper, explorer get to Athens.