I really loved Athens, though a lot of people warned me that I wouldn’t and said to not even bother stopping in the city en route to the islands. Granted, we were only in the city for about 15 hours altogether and it wasn’t high tourist season so maybe that had something to do with it. My girlfriends and I arrived late on a Friday night with just enough time to check into the New Hotel (which I highly recommend, it was chic and affordable and very central) and headed to a nearby restaurant called 2Mazi for dinner, where we ate incredibly fresh seafood and had some surprisingly tasty Greek wine.
Unfortunately I think those are the only names that I remember of the places that we ate because other than that we had breakfast and lunch at random little spots that we came across that looked cute – though one thing we attempted to do but went at the wrong time was to have drinks atop the Grand Bretagne Hotel which has really gorgeous views of the city, so please do that if you’re ever in Athens!
We wandered around the city and visited the Acropolis which was such a neat experience, it’s amazing to actually see the things that you learn about in textbooks. Isn’t traveling the best? After that we really just took pictures and walked around to explore and kill time before hopping on the ferry. Here are a few of my favorite photos from our quick visit, I’m sorry I don’t have that many great recommendations for where to eat or what to do!