Greece 2017 (part I): Athens

Athens, Greece:

The Parthenon on the Acropolis

The Parthenon on the Acropolis

In March 2017, I took a week off and spontaneously decided to visit Greece.

I had only five full days in the country and tried to see as much as possible. During my time in Athens I managed to visit most of the popular sights – including the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Lykavittos Hill, the Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Agora, the Church of Panagia Kapnikarea, the Cathedral of Athens, Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building, the National Gardens, the Zappeion Hall, the Panathenaic Stadium, and Kerameikos. I also didn’t forget the fantastic museums such as the Acropolis Museum, the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Museum of Islamic Art. Check out the photographs below to get an idea:

Fortunately, I was lucky with the weather and experienced some nice sunsets, such as the one you can see below from Lykavittos Hill.

Since it was my first time in Greece, I wanted to see as much as possible and also went on some tours into the neighbouring countryside. The aim of my first excursion was the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion – check out my coming post!

11 responses to “Greece 2017 (part I): Athens

  1. Absolutely astounding photos, Matthias. whew! You sure saw and did a lot in five days! I enjoyed every single photo, appreciated the craftsmanship of your captures, and of course the beauty of the Greek sites. What an amazing place, thank you for sharing it.

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous place! You did have nice weather. It was more crowded than I thought it might be for March. Perhaps it’s always crowded there like San Francisco, and New York City. 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing the countryside!

    • thank you!! 🙂 Yes, the weather was great and there was free entrance to the monuments on a couple of days, maybe that explains the large numbers of visitors (which was still far from being annoying though)…

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