We started our Saturday in Athens with breakfast in one of the coolest place ever, Couleur Locale.
Athens is full of rooftop bars, overlooking the Acropolis. We tested as many of them as possible during our trip there! 😉
Unlike the other numerous bars directly overlooking Syntagma square, Couleur Locale entrance is in a courtyard in a narrow street behind the square, so if you’re not going there on purpose, you won’t notice this place.
If it doesn’t have the best view of the Acropolis – it’s a bit a side view comparing to the other bars on Syntagama square – it definitely have the best atmosphere, young & relaxed!
Food was super good and everyone was so nice!
We went there quite early, so we almost had the big terrace for ourselves! I think at night it must be quite cool too!
Well refreshed, ready we were to continue our exploration of ancient Greece, starting with the Library of Adrian.
We continued to the Ancient Agora, passing through a very cute – & surely very touristic little street – full of cafés, nice shops & jewelry stalls.
Where I found the beautiful, golden, greek-style hairpiece that I’m wearing in all the following pics! 😉
Ok done with the girly, fashion digression, let’s go back to the cultural side of things & explore the ancient agora.
We started with the museum,
where I discovered that all the black & orange potteries that were constantly pictured in my high school Greek books, really existed 😉
We then wandered around among the ancient remains.
The Ancient Agora was such a calm & peaceful place, so lovely to wander around.
I actually preferred it to the Acropolis as there were less people & the park was so beautiful.
The most beautiful was the Temple of Hephaestus, a perfectly preserved doric temple overlooking the agora.
We couldn’t get enough of it…
We finished our trip into ancient Greece with the Roman Agora.
And the Tower of the Winds.
Back to the modern world, we jumped on the subway – which was actually more of an outdoor train, allowing us to have a look at the less central neighborhoods – to the Piraeus, Athen’s huge port.
Our final destination was however Mikrolimano, a smaller harbour nearby, well known for its fish taverns.
We took a bus from the Piraeus & as soon as we stepped down, we could see an incredible number of fish restaurants all lined up along the shore.
The only sad thing is that all the restaurants overlook the sea, but there are huge windows, none of them is open on the sea, because of the strong wind. The view is beautiful nonetheless.
The restaurant we selected being full, we randomly picked up another one, which was ok, but nothing special.
After lunch we grabbed a coffee with milk, that we saw everyone drinking, that truly was exceptional! I don’t know how they do it, but the milk is almost like a cream…
Our coffee in hands we had a walk along the coast,
stopping on nice beach to soak some sun in!
We continued our walk back to the Piraeus, enjoying the amazing views over the coastline,
& crossing small bays.
Back in the city, & after some rest, ready we were for a drink on another rooftop, 360 Cocktail Bar.
Cocktails were delicious, the view over the Acropolis & the surroundings at night amazing although the staff was totally unfriendly.
Evgenia is nothing fancy, a tiny restaurants with only a couple of tables& we’d probably never stopped there by ourselves. Truth to be said, we hesitated to stay there for dinner when we arrived.
But then we were tired, we didn’t know where else to go… & we ended up having the most delicious dinner in a very nice atmosphere!!
We shared several homemade, Greek specialties.
Starting with tzatziki, of course,
vine leaves stuffed with rice,
grilled octopus – so yummy!!
cabbage leaves stuffed with meat,
& grilled feta – I have to make this back at home!
Happy & full we came back to the hotel for a well deserved sleep, glad for the beautiful day we had & excited for more Greek adventures to come for the following day!