(This is the second post in a five part series. Catch up with part 1: getting there.)

DAYS 3-6: Athens & Delphi (4 days)

Athens

Athens

  • We arrived in Athens on Friday at 1am. Our Air B&B host also drives a taxi, so he picked us up and drove us directly to the apartment (super convenient).
  • We stayed in an Air B&B in Petralona, a 10 minute walk to the Acropolis, but on the other side of town from the touristy part, and we really enjoyed it. We felt like we got to experience a quieter, more neighborhoody part of the city, but it was still easy enough to get around, with plenty of English menus and speakers. It was also super nice to have all the conveniences of home, including a washing machine and a stocked fridge. Josh made breakfast for us a few mornings.
  • You can find plenty of recommendations for what to do in Athens. I definitely recommend eating at the Acropolis Museum, on the terrace. Good food at a reasonable price, and a great view. Hold on to your Acropolis ticket, because it gets you in to a bunch of other stuff. (Unless Greece is forced to sell it, which, don’t even get me started.)
  • Eat: souvlaki, meze; Drink: frappe.
  • We got around Athens on foot and by bus. Four days is probably too many if you’re budgeting days, but I wasn’t sure if we’d be super jet-lagged and “lose” a day (we did not).  Instead, we did a day trip to Delphi (via bus) for one of the days. We had an adventure finding the right bus station but it was worth it!
delphi

Delphi

Andreas’ cozy flat on Air B&B

Bus from Athens to Delphi

Next stop… to the Islands!