Athens is my favourite foreign city, after Paris, but it wasn’t love at first sight. My first nights in Athens were spent in a worn out hotel in a dodgy part of town. It looked okay by day but was seriously sketchy at night. Starting and ending every day feeling a little vulnerable around the hotel didn’t do much for my impression of the city. Luckily, … Continue reading Boutique Hotel in Athens: Hotel Hermes
Athens really divides peoples. I’ve found that people love it or hate it, but if you visit Athens with an open mind and a few tips up your sleeve, it’s hard not to fall in love. Before I went to Athens I was a little nervous of what I’d find. In fact, my first impression of the city left me a ‘little underwhelmed. Luckily, when … Continue reading 6 Reasons you should visit Athens
Update: This was originally posted in 2014, after experiencing Athens when it was reportedly at it’s worst (if you believe everything you read!). The views below refers to Athens as it was when I visited during the financial crisis in late 2013. As of July 2015, Athens is going through particularly uncertain times. If you have concerns for your travel to Athens, contact your country’s department of … Continue reading Is Athens safe for Tourists in 2015?