I had a love and hate relationship with Athens.
Athens is a typical big city that is so cluttered, which in turn, really is atypical of Greece.
I mean there are places in Greece that are populated, but Athens is just a whole ‘nother level.
It’s congested. It feels grungy. Too populated. Noisy. Mucky. Vandalism everywhere. Cars, people, just too much going on.
Good thing we lucked out that there wasn’t any rally going on at the time.
However, I cannot deny the historical presence, importance, and splendour Athens has to offer.
Athena still looks smokin’.
Ooops! 🙂 I kid, I kid.
Athens is like one big historic open-air museum.
Something that I always love about a city.
See more of Acropolis here – https://thesophomoreslump2.com/2016/03/17/the-acropolis-of-athens/
I get to visit where the very first Olympic game was held.
It’s nothing when I was there, but just being there is very cool in concept. I was battling with a mosquito, and I felt like a champion coming here. 🙂
I know the pictures don’t show the messy side of Athens, and that it doesn’t look very crowded. But I decided to just show the beautiful side of Athens. Plus, I shove any person who gets in the way of my pictures. 😀
I don’t know exactly where I put Athens on the invisible list of my most favorite cities. 🙂 A lot of people get turned off by it. But then again, I like it dirty sometimes. Ooops! 😀 Seriously, I really love how there is just so much to see and explore in Athens.
Seen here are Acroplis and Parthenon, Temple of Zeus, National Archaeological Museum, National Gardens, Parliament Building, Lycabettus Hill, National Library, Athens Academy, Monastiraki Square, Olympic Stadium, and a whole lot more I could include if I wanted to.
As a tourist, in my opinion, I actually love it. But I would not live here in a million years.
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