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Athens: Day 4+5 – The Akropolis

On Sunday all the historic sites were open to the public free of charge. So we joined the masses climbing up the Akropolis. People had settled already about 5000 years ago on this hill, however, its current remains have been built in the 5th century BC by Perikles. the most famous site is the Parthenon, a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Whilst the Greek and Romans maintained the building well, under Byzantine rule

Athens – Day 2: Mount Lycabettus

After having enjoyed a long night of sleep and an extensive breakfast buffet in the hotel we started walking. The first stop was the Hellenic Parliament located in the Old Royal Palace at the Syntagma square. After a quick stop at a local barber shop and with fashionable hair and impeccable beards we started climbing up Mount Lycabettus passing through a gorgeous residential neighbourhood with the same name. On top of Mount Lycabettus you suddenly realize

Athens – Day 1: Psiri and Monastiraki

From November 2-6 Michael and I were in Athens. Our friend from Amsterdam, Nikos, is currently back in his home town for a 9 months project and we took the opportunity to visit him and finally make it for the very first time in our lives to Athens and to Greece! Our flight from Barcelona via Rome was pleasant. From the airport we took the train to the city center and arrived to Monastiraki square

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