7 Reasons For Traveling to Athens, Greece!

When you hear the Greek country, for those who like to travel must have thought of Santorini which is famous for its white buildings on the hillside of the ocean.  But Greece is not only Santorini, there are places, islands, beaches, or even restaurants that you can visit. Hostelbay vacation in Greece have more options for you if you are traveling to Greece. And also, do not forget the capital of the country of origin Archimedes, it’s Athena!

  1. Admire the Acropolis Architecture

If you only have one place you can visit in Athens, the Acropolis is the answer. This area is one of the proofs of Greek civilization that was built in the 5th century BC. Until now also not known exactly how the technology of the era can build this grand building.

For those who want to come here, try to go in the morning or evening, especially during the summer. Because it must be hot tracking up the stairs that pretty long.

Acropolis means upper city. The city above. So many buildings that are considered important or sacred built here. Like Parthenon and Erecthion. Because of its location at altitude, we can see the beautiful city of Athens from above.

  1. Visit the Acropolis Museum

Once down from the Acropolis, just need to walk about five minutes to arrive at this museum. Lots of sculptures and sculptures that tell about the history of ancient Greece. There are 4000 collections of ancient greek art exhibited here.

The museum is built directly above the excavation of an ongoing historic site around the acropolis. Some of the museum floors are made of glass, so we can see directly to the floor above or below us. Includes sites that are being excavated.

  1. Day Trip to Temple of Poseidon

This temple is located in Cape Sounion, about 60 km from Athens, so it must be placed one day for a day trip here.

There is a public bus from Athens to come here for about 20 euros with a long journey of about 90 minutes. Along the way, make sure take the right seat because the sea view on the coast of Greece is beautiful!

When I arrived at the temple where Poseidon, the god of the sea in greek’s mythology, I was very impressed with the scenery. Similar to Komodo Island!

  1. Try Greek Culinary Special

Bairaktaris, a typical greek restaurant that has been around since 1879 which is highly recommended.

Because Greece is adjacent to Turkey, the food is much alike. One of them is Gyros or we are more familiar with the name Kebab!

Gourmet food always relies on yogurt and olive oil as a condiment. For Gyros sauce or french fries served must use Tzatziki. This sauce is made using Greek yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, and lemon. It feels very fresh and is suitable as a dipping sauce to compensate for gyros and french fries.

Not to forget also the Greek salad is always there as a side dish. Pieces of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, oregano are watered with olive oil is also very good to lure our appetite.

  1. Learn Cooking at Zafiros Cafe

In addition to trying culinary, you can also learn to cook it. Surprisingly, greek food is very simple in its making. No elaborate spices like Asian cooking.

One of the places to do this is Zafiro. A cafe on a hill similar to Bandung dago experts is not only a casual hangout in Athens, but also provides a “Zafiro Experience” where we can learn about the everyday life of ancient Greek society including the art of cooking.

  1. Shop at Monastiraki Flea Market

Still around the Acropolis, near Syntagma Square, Athens square we can find this market.

There are two parallel roads along this market street. The first street is for the big brands, the second street is the street that housed flea market shops that sell various souvenirs and souvenirs typical of Greece. I chose the second way because I wanted to buy a refrigerator and gelato magnet.

  1. Hopping Island with Cruise Ship

Greece is an archipelagic country. Santorini is just one of about 6000 islands there.

Time in Athens, I had come to hopping island to the three islands. Hydra Island, Poros Island and Aegina Island. I joined the tour organized by evermore cruise. It costs 109 euros for regular classes and 225 euros for VIP classes.