Athens – Day 3

Breakfast on the rooftop of A for Athens

Another day in Athens, another rooftop!

This time we headed for breakfast to A for Athens an hotel & bar sitting in the tallest building of Syntagma square, exactly in front of the Parthenon.

A for Athens rooftop bar

No need to say, the view was amazing!!!

View over the Acropolis from the rooftop of A for Athens

View over Athens from the rooftop of A for Athens

Breakfast on the other side was a bit deceptive, so I would rather suggest you to go there just for a drink 😉

Breakfast on the rooftop of A for Athens

At 11 am sharply, we were in front of the Parliament to see the changing of the guard.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony in Athens

Obviously we weren’t alone 😉

The Changing of the Guard ceremony in Athens

The Changing of the Guard ceremony in Athens

Changing of the guard ceremony is every hour, but the one on Sunday morning at 11 is supposed to be the longer & most beautiful ceremony.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony in Athens

The Changing of the Guard ceremony in Athens

We crossed the National garden,

Palm trees in the National gardens in Athens

walking among the palm trees, as if we were in LA,

Palm trees in the National gardens in Athens

and exercising to walk as the royal guards,

Having a stroll in the National gardens in Athens

who knows, we could embrace a new career 😉

Having a stroll in the National gardens in Athens

Heart shaped yellow flowers in the National gardens in Athens

to reach Plaka, the cute neighborhood below the Acropolis.

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

We wandered around,

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

getting lost in the tiny streets,

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

& falling in love at every corner with the nicest houses ever!!

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

I mean, just look at those flowers,

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

& these painted windows….

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

We could have stayed there forever house-hunting,

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

while admiring the view,

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

but we forced ourselves back to Syntagma square to have a look at the well-known flea-market.

Wandering the flea market in Athens

Wandering the flea market in Athens

Stalls over stalls of ancient treasures,

Ancient objects at the flea market in Athens

Gold crockery at the flea market in Athens

Guitars at the flea market in Athens

old discs at the flea market in Athens

military clothes,

Military clothes at the flea market in Athens

& trendy furniture & knickknacks in the nearby streets.

trendy furniture at the flea market in Athens

Wandering the flea market in Athens

Shopping in Athens

Colorful street lights in Athens

Wandering the flea market in Athens

Wandering the flea market in Athens

We sat at a sunny table in a crowded Greek restaurant, chosen because many locals were sitting there, for some delicious souvlaki with pita!

Eating souvlaki in Athens

We grabbed some strawberries on the street,

Strawberries at the fruits market in Syntagma square in Athens

& continued our way for an after-lunch coffee.

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

Obviously we couldn’t leave without having a last Greek coffee.

Greek coffee at Yiasemi restaurant in Athens

Obviously there was only one place where we wanted to have it: Yiasemi, the prettiest restaurant we went to the first night, suggested by a lovely Greek lady.

Yiasemi bar and restaurant in Plaka, Athens

And obviously we couldn’t resist in front of all these homemade cakes, so we also had some chocolate & strawberry cake to go with our coffee.

Homemade cakes at Yiasemi restaurant in Athens

Homemade cakes at Yiasemi restaurant in Athens

That we had sitting on the stairs of Plaka as the locals do 🙂

Having a stroll in Plaka little streets, Athens

Too soon, it was time to head to the airport, say good-bye to Greece,

View of the Greek islands from the airplane

& hello to Paris! 🙂

View of Paris from the airplane

View of Paris from the airplane

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26 Comments

  1. I love all the bright colors, it looks so pretty there! And I don’t think I’ve ever seen guards dressed quite like that before!

  2. The photos are amazing!!they looks so natural and very refreshing. Love the blue window shot especially. Greatjob Greece is one of my bucket list:)

  3. Love the yellow houses with the red windows. Hoping to visit Athens early next year so glad to come across this post. Will hop over to day 1 and day 2 of your adventure to read the rest.

  4. We had kind of decided we didn’t want to go to Athens because of its reputation for being crowded and dirty, but you make it look pretty nice. Maybe I should go… I love the mottled yellow house with the flowers –gorgeous! And the lamps hanging across the street are really fun.

    1. Honestly it was a great city!! You should go! We went there because my brother in law wanted to see the Acropolis, so I wasn’t expecting much more than the ruins… it was truly a good surprise! A very enjoyable city! 🙂

  5. Thank you for walking us through the streets of Athens. I so love the textured walls with different colors. That store selling antique items has also caught my fancy. 🙂

  6. Wow! Athens is so pretty! I love your rooftop breakfast spot and the changing of the guard looks really interesting. What a great cultural thing to watch and experience!

  7. Amazing! Athens and Greece are in my list since years!! I have to this or maybe next year! Anyway your pcitures described very well your time there! The houses are gorgeous, you have a good eye to catch the right corner!!

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