Acropolis, Athens-Greece

Enjoying an ice cold FIX lager walking around Acropolis. No open container laws so pop the top and enjoy!

Two nights left in our greek island hopping adventure and we arrived at our final destination. Athens is considered the heart of Ancient Greece and home of Acropolis, an ancient citadel.  Lodging was at Semiramis Hotel, which is located in the cool northern suburb of Kifissia, the most expensive suburb in Athens.  This trendy neighborhood offers plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, and parks along with plenty of bus stops to get you downtown and the train station is only a mile away. Dinner was decided by the trusty TripAdvisor app and it did not disappoint.   We pulled up Buba Bistrot Exotique and had to do a double take.  It was a vintage style townhouse converted to a hip, dark, music pumping eating establishment.  Cool vibes and the food was delicious!

Brettos, Oldest Distillery in Athens

Our journey to Acropolis started early the following morning with a mile walk to the train station. We hopped on the train to downtown Athens and after a short hike up the hill, we arrived at the the ticket office, which opens at 8:00 am. We suggest going early to enjoy Acropolis before the mass crowds show up about 10:00 am.  There are seven archaeological sites to explore, so be ready to do a lot of walking and don’t forget water and sunscreen.  We enjoyed lunch around the main square at Arcadia Restaurant, the best greek food we had the entire trip!  We sipped on greek wine and enjoyed fresh-baked bread,  zucchini fritters and a seafood pasta, everything was delicious.  Another stop in Brettos, the oldest distillery, to enjoy some tasty spirits before moving on to the 360 cocktail bar for panoramic night views of Acropolis. Our only regret was we wished we had one more night to enjoy the city.  Athens was truly amazing, it was full of life and had great energy.  The ancient ruin sites were very expansive and so well preserved.  Acropolis was definitely the highlight of our trip and another check off our bucket list!

Acropolis at 8:00 a.m. before the crowds
360 Cocktail bar-Acropolis at dusk

Photos just don’t do it justice.  Check out our drone video to see how magnificent Acropolis really is!