October 20, 2015

Top Attractions in Greece

Trip to Athens and Warsaw flying on Aegean, LOT and SAS in Business Class

Best Western Acropolis Ami Boutique Hotel, Athens
Best Western Plus Embassy Hotel, Athens
Top Attractions in Greece
Lufthansa Business Lounge, Athens Airport (ATH)
Aegean Business Lounge, Athens Airport (ATH)
Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport (ATH)
Aegean Business Class Athens-Larnaca
Aegean Business Lounge, Larnaca Airport (LCA)
LOT Business Class Larnaca-Warsaw
Double Tree By Hilton Warsaw
Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw
Top Attractions in Poland
Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Airport (WAW)
SAS Business Class Warsaw-Copenhagen
SAS Business Lounge, Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
SAS Business Class Copenhagen-Stockholm



Me inside the Panathenaic Stadium

First Visit: October 2015
Photography by Arthur Jeciel

Last week, I was able to visit Greece for the first time, staying two nights in Athens. For me, exploring Athens felt like exploring Rome, there's just so much to see with it's rich history and culture. The famous tour is the Acropolis tour and I suggest you buy the ticket which costs 12 Euros and which also gives you access to the Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora and Roman Agora among others. I was not able to visit the Museum of Acropolis (entrance fee is 5 Euros) although I will definitely visit it next time I come to Athens. If you feel like taking the bus and metro, they have a 24 hour ticket for 4 Euros and which I availed for one day which allowed me to see a lot. Here are some of the places I visited and which I recommend to my fellow travelers.

The Parthenon, a former temple in Acropolis (Athens) dedicated to the goddess Athena

Temple of Athena of Nike

Erectheion, a temple on the northside of the Acropolis

The remains of the Theater of Dionysus

The Acropolis Museum

The Ancient Agora of Athens

The Roman Agora of Athens, built in the 2nd half of the 1st c. BC

Hadrian's Library

Keramikos

Temple of Olympian Zeus

National Gardens located near the Parliament

The Parliament: Make sure you watch the changing of the guards

Changing of the Guards, October 2015

Syntagma Square located close to the Parliament

Omonia Square

Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens

The 12th century Church of Theotokos Gorgoepikoos and Ayios Eleytherios combining both Romanesque and Byzantine style. It is located just to the right of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens

The Panathenaic Stadium which was where the first modern Olympics in 1896 was held. This is also the only marble stadium in the world. Make sure you visit the display of all the Olympic torches.

Zappeio located near the Temple of Olympian Zeus

Hadrian's Arch

Plaka located just outside the Acropolis is where you can find lots of caf├ęs and souvenir shops

The Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea

Monastiraki Square

National Library

University of Athens

Academy of Athens

Piraeus Port