48 hours in Athens

 

When: May 1st & 10th, 2017
Where: Athens, Greece
Stayed: Herodion Hotel & Coco-mat Hotel

Jon and I made it home safe and sound after spending 2 amazing weeks in Greece. I’ve been dying to see Greece since I was in college, so it was a dream come true. This is my first installment of our trip, so gear up for lots of future posts.

Falling in love with Athens came at a surprise to me, since we honestly didn’t hear great things about the city beforehand. However, a few minutes into walking around the Acropolis and the Plaka I was so taken away by the history and the beauty of all the pastel colored buildings.

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 View of the Acropolis from the  Herodion Hotel

View of the Acropolis from the Herodion Hotel

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 Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the Acropolis

Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the Acropolis

 Our first Greek dinner of the trip –  Ellevoro Restaurant

Our first Greek dinner of the trip – Ellevoro Restaurant

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We also checked out the New Acropolis Museum, since almost everyone we met said we had to. We found the museum to be so cool and because of it’s modest size it made us feel like we could see everything in a couple hours. It also had this awesome rooftop with pretty views of the Acropolis.

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We spent our last night in Greece at the Coco-mat Hotel, which doubles up as a trendy home goods store (they also have a NYC location). We absolutely loved it and would recommend it – the bed and pillows were SO comfortable.

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Other tip highlights + thoughts

  • Our first authentic Greek meal (gyros… obviously) at Smile Restaurant was SO good.

  • We tried Greek donuts for the first time. I love the way they add honey to them instead of frosting.

  • When we were exploring the National Garden, we ran into a tiny zoo. I got too feed baby goats!

 
travelHannah Cochran