It’s All Greek To Me

Athens, Greece. After a 3 and a half hour flight we found ourselves in this wonderful city. We had been given warning to expect dirty and polluted streets but were pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness and greenery all around. We did find some rather littered areas when you get very central but not much worse than we’ve seen elsewhere. According to a Greek friend however, there is a major clean up in the summer months for tourists and come winter it can get pretty bad! Thankfully being the end of May we didn’t experience this for ourselves.

Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, Greece

The city is full of ancient ruins at what seems like every corner you turn, nestled in between blocks of residential flats you will find places like this all over. The Temple of Zeus was a good example, walking through the hustle and bustle and busy roads and then suddenly finding peace looking up at these amazing ancient pillars with a resident flock of birds swooping in and out.

Temple of Apollo, Delphi, Greece, overlooking the Valley of Phocis.

The next step of our Greek trip was hiring a car and driving about 2 and a half hours to what used to be believed as the centre of the world, Delphi. Definitely worth the journey if you’re in Athens and have some spare time, a very scenic route and once you arrive spectacular mountain views and yes you guessed it, ancient ruins!

Meteora, Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora, Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora, Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora, Kalabaka, Greece

Hands down my favourite place we visited, the stunning Meteora. It’s very difficult to sum it up in a photo or two, or three, you just need to see this with your own eyes. We found ourselves questioning that we were still in Europe as we walked around what felt like the universe from Avatar. Ok, maybe not quite but let’s just say the beauty of the landscape made me have to double check my camera’s SD card capacity.

Chalkio, The Island of Naxos, Greece

Portara – Apollo Temple, Island of Naxos, Greece

See below all my photos from our trip.

 

Countries Visited: 61 / 195
Continents Visited: 6 / 7