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What To Do in Athens, Greece

What to do in athens

I remember telling myself a few years ago to save up for a trip to Greece namely Athens, Santorini and Mykonos for my future honeymoon. Well, I guess it’s just Santorini and Mykonos then! Hahaha. Athens was the last stop for our Contiki Mediterranean Escape tour and I just couldn’t not go here, right? We took an overnight ferry ride from Italy to Greece and it was so fun because I really got to bond with almost everyone in our group. We played a lot of ice breaker games and ended up laughing the entire night.

What to do in athens

What to do in athens

What to do in athens

Our first historical visit was, of course, the Acropolis. The Acropolis comes from the greek words akron, which means highest point, and polis, which means city. It’s a very rock outcrop above the city and inside you’ll see the remains of a lot of ancient buildings. There are a lot of Acropolis in Greek, but this one is the most significant.

What to do in athens

What to do in athens

What to do in athens

Inside the Acropolis is the famous Parthenon. It used to be a temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena.

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It’s really beautiful during nighttime as well. It’s far away from the city so you’ll get to see it as a whole when you’re back at your hotel or when you’re out strolling somewhere. That’s why there are so many rooftop bars in Athens because that’s your view. Imagine that.

What to do in athens

What to do in athens

During our free time, we got to do so many things. It was just too hot to walk the entire day, so I went inside this quaint cafe where they have different rooms for artists and they can showcase whatever they want to put there. Such a cool concept.

What to do in athens

What to do in athens

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I also went around their flea market and shopping district to look at their stuff. Take note, hindi ako nag shopping because I was on a budget this trip and really wanted to prove that I can go around without buying anything. Yas!

 What to do in Athens

On our last day, I met up with my good friend Panos and he took me to Balux Cafe, a coffee place by the beach. Best new? It’s only 30 mins away from the city! I was able to try their really strong iced latte and was able to chill and relax. What a good way to end my trip.

I had so much fun meeting new people and doing a lot of activities with them around Italy and Athens. I never knew tours could be so much fun! Thank you Contiki for this wonderful experience. Your tour guides are so cool and the places included in the package is just awesome.

Aww, I can’t believe I’m posting my last Contiki travel experience! It’s okay though because I’m doing another this November and this time I’m going to London, Paris and Amsterdam! Woot!

For more information about Contiki, visit their website and follow them on Instagram. BMS.

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19 Comments

  1. CHARLEANE
    1 year ago

    hindi ko makita ang content 🙁 I tried many times to open it 🙁

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      What!!! WHYYYYYY!!! Try again?

      Reply
  2. LA
    1 year ago

    hay kay ganda talaga <3

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      😀 Salamt!

      Reply
  3. Fashionandcash
    1 year ago

    I think that you had a nice time in Greece…
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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      SUPER!!!

      Reply
  4. stephanie
    1 year ago

    That place is so amazing! i really enjoy read all of your travel diary! thanks for sharing <3

    http://www.stepfromsteph.blogspot.co.id

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      You should go!!! Ganda dito!

      Reply
  5. Jm Dongsao
    1 year ago

    Such a great thing to start my day is to check and read your new blog^^ lovely place Ate Laureen thank you for sharing your amazing trip…can’t wait for more 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      Awww thanks JM! 😀

      Reply
  6. bil
    1 year ago

    will contiki arrange for everything like visas, etc from Manila?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      Hi Bil! Nope, package lang to for the entire tour. Your airfare and visa excluded yun 🙂

      Reply
  7. Shai
    1 year ago

    Greece is so beautiful!!! Definitely one of my dream places to visit

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      It’s super beautiful! <3

      Reply
  8. Shai
    1 year ago

    Greece is so beautiful!!! Definitely one of my dream places to visit

    Reply
  9. Shai
    1 year ago

    Thank you for sharing your experiences ❤❤❤

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      Welcome! Thanks for reading my post! x

      Reply
  10. lARA
    1 year ago

    Is the airfare included in contiki or just the tour?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      Airfare from where you’ll be is excluded, but Italy to Amalfi Coast to Athens is included na 🙂

      Reply

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