Best things to do in Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon and sightseeing in Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
Athens - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
It all started from here! No literally. City of Athens stands tall with some of the greatest achievements of mankind. The birthplace of democracy in all its splendour and glory represents a thousands of years of cultural evolution. Greeks were the avant-garde of sports, modern medicine, mathematics and sciences that we practice today.
An interesting mix of the past and present and the ancient and modern, Athens is a culturally vibrant city. The ancient Acropolis here towers over the city and draws travellers from all over the world.
Home to the first modern olympics held in 1896 runners have the ability to relive the moments of this momentous event by running through historical city of Athens, Greece. While it’s the modern day marathon distance of 26 miles rather than the original 24.85 miles Dubbed The Original Course, runners follow the footsteps of Pheidippides the messenger that relayed the news of victory in Marathon to Athens. Take a running tour through central Athens and end up at the grand Olympic Stadium!
Acropolis of Athens - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
The centuries old highest point of Athens, this towering structure is a must visit while in the city
one doesn’t visit Athens without visiting Acropolis. It was super magnificent please! That area was so huge that it can fit the whole city when Ancient Greece was in war. It is no doubt why Acropolis is the symbol of Athens because from Acropolis, you can basically overlook the whole city of Athens.
Acropolis is the highest point of the city and it was of great importance during the Greek Civilization. You get an unmatched view from here
Temple of the Olympian Zeus - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
What is Athens without Greek mythology? One of the column was said to be striked by Zeus in a fit of anger.
Our last day in Athens we visited the Temple of Zeus. I don't know why we waited until the last day since it was right across the street from our hotel.This was the most massive building that we had seen yet. It originally had over 100 pillars but after much human destruction and earthquakes, only 15 or so remain.
Acropolis - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
Royal Olympic Hotel - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
I booked us a room at the Royal Olympic Hotel which turned out to be a great choice location wise. Close to everything. The room included free wireless and a breakfast buffet every morning which was convenient.The hotel was awesome nonetheless. Made out of marble since marble is so damn available in Greece. Everything is marble...I went into a shitty cafe to use the bathroom and the entire bathroom was made out of marble. Ceilings, floor, sink...everything.
Plaka - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
On our first day in Greece we were still pretty jet lagged so took it easy and just toured the surrounding neighborhood Plaka. Plaka is a charming neighborhood with many shops and restaurants. It's generally and touristy area but the food is pretty incredible. We ate at the above restaurant and had incredible bolognese. It's not the kind in US with red sauce but more of a meat and oil sauce which reminds me of the way my grandma used to make it Sitting outside to eat is like a religion in Greece. Every single placed we passed was completely empty inside. Even in the frigid night, heat lamps are put out for people to site and eat outside.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
We finally walked up to the Herodes Atticus Theater entrance which was built in 161 AD. Pretty new for Greek standards!!Had to walk across super slanted, rocky surface to get a good shot. E.W. did it first and made it look easy. Well it wasn't especially in my slippery boots. And it doesn't look like it but I was very very high up.
Zappeion - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
W - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
We followed the recommendation of our bartender and hit up the hottest new nightclub in Athens called W. E.W. can talk his way into any club so before we knew it we were escorted to the VIP area without having to pay a cover charge.W was without a doubt my number 1 club experience EVER. Las Vegas, Amsterdam and New York don't even compare to Greek nightlife. I usually hate large nightclubs, but this place was stunningly lit and filled with beautiful people. The dance floor was madness and we didn't dare step onto it in fear of getting trampled. The music was a very light lyrical house type music which was so chill...like nothing I had ever experienced before....none of that BUMP BUMP BUMP jersey shore music crap that techno parties in US tend to play.They even had go-go dancers who were just ok. I took a pic with one but I looked so retard drunk that I dare not post it.
Greek Parliament - Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon
We visited Parliament one day which didn't interest me too much. I know the building has something to do with government and blahdity blah blah. I'm not stupid or anything, it's just that these topics bore me to death. Yes literally to death..like I will zone out when people start talking about politics, government or economics.