Plaka Map of Top Things to Do
Athens / Greece

Plaka Map of Top Things to Do

I’ve always struggled with blog postings like “Athens in a Day” and “Three Days in Florence.”  What that person wants to do in a day in Athens is almost never completely what I would choose to do.  Our priorities are all different as travelers, and if we spend our time trying to travel just like … Continue reading

Ancient Athens Agora, Plaka, Athens
Athens / Greece

Ancient Athens Agora, Plaka, Athens

Maybe it’s a holdover of some elementary or middle school lesson I had, but Agora always only means ‘marketplace’ in my mind, so that’s what I think of when I walk through Athens Agora.  In reality, however, the Agora was a large meeting place that might house a market one day, a theater performance the … Continue reading

Metropolitan Cathedral & Mikri Mitropoli
Athens / Greece

Metropolitan Cathedral & Mikri Mitropoli

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens is the church of the Archbishopric of Athens, and all of Greece.    Construction on the cathedral became in 1842, and it took three architects and 20 years to complete. The church used parts of 72 other churches, both derelict Byzantine churches, and churches razed for archaeological reasons, in it’s … Continue reading

5 Great Places to Eat in Plaka
Athens / Greece / Reviews

5 Great Places to Eat in Plaka

Eating.  It’s one of the best parts of travel as far as I’m concerned.  There are always new tastes and surprises, and often a completely new food that becomes a repeated treat during my stay, and a special memory. So, drawing on our experience in Athens, here is where I would choose to return to … Continue reading