Road Trip Diaries Day 6: Egina Island
The most picturesque part of our trip in Greece was our day trip to Egina Island, we ventured out to the port of Athens and took a 30 minute ride on a super fast ferry, also known as "Flying Dolphins". The day was a bit cloudy and cold but because it was Monday the island was quite and very relaxing. We walked around their narrow streets, visited all their shops and we dodged a few people riding their fast scooters. Everyone rides scooters to get around the island and life is simple in Egina with produce stands and a fish market right in the middle of it. Egina is a good break from the busy city of Athens.
While we had lunch we met a very kind man named Demetri and his beautiful wife, he was born and raised in Egina and he moved to the US to go to school, well it turns out he was part of the team that designed the first cell phone for AT&T, yes you remember the brick phones, we met one of the makers of it! He sat with us and told us the history of the Island and how it came t...
Road Trip Diaries Day 5: Athens
First thing in the morning we headed out to visit the Temple of Zeus and the most famous and known Athenian piece of history, the Acropolis. The temple of Zeus was a good way to start our sightseeing, there weren't many people and it was a relatively small area to walk around. There are still many pieces of the temple laying around on the grounds and the size of this temple made me realized how amazing of a monument this was.
We went over to the Acropolis and were quickly captured by its grandiosity and complexity. This place has two big and beautiful auditoriums, multiple sanctuaries and the famous Parthenon within the same area. It was simply breathtaking and hard to describe with words and pictures. I added some of the images here but more will be posted on my Flickr account soon.
On our way down from Acropolis we walked around Monastiraki's famous open market and met a nice Greek man, we talked for a bit and I found out he was in the Navy and he used to visit all the mult...
Road Trip Diaries Day 4: Athens
On our first morning in Athens we headed for the Archeological Museum, where we learned and got so much inspiration, pictures of that will come later. We also visited Filoppapos Hill where we got a great view of the Acropolis and also the beautiful view of the sunset and the Aegean Sea. Some of the other pictures were captured on the way to Filippapos Hill. Tomorrow we get see the Acropolis up close and personal!
Road Trip Diaries Day 3: Athens
On our third day we left Barcelona and went to Athens, we arrived to the hotel later in the afternoon and decided to check out the tallest point in Athens, Lykavittos Hill, to get a view of this ancient city. Getting around in Athens was fairly easy, we took the bus which allowed us to see some of the city while on the way to different places.
To get to the tallest point in Athens we had to walk up what seemed a thousand stairs and then go to the cable car station, Lykavittos Hill is open until 3am so you have no excuse to not visit this amazing place. It was then that we realized how these ancient Greek monuments are intertwine within the city and how life for the Greeks goes on while these incredible monuments stand still in time right next to them. One of the pictures here shows the view on the Acropolis at night which we visited during the day to get a closer look, the other pictures show the tower on the top of the hill and also some of the old buildings of the city.