Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A day in Athens…



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Ok… back to travel posts!  Here are some snaps from our day in Athens.  

I will start by saying that going to Athens was initially, the most important part of our cruise.  I had these grandiose visions of Athens in all of its white, shining, godly, historical, glory, but what I encountered was nothing like I'd expected.  Because, as I've mentioned, we did very little planning going into this adventure (as with most of our (mis)adventures)), I really, truly, thought I'd wake up, look outside and see a hill covered in white houses with blue shutters.  

Not the case.  Apparently, that's only in the Greek Isles.  What I did see, was a hill covered in buildings covered in graffiti, which was cool, but definitely not what I'd bargained for.  The ship docked outside of Athens proper, so we had to wander around and then take a train up to the Acropolis.  

I kid you not, there were about 5,000 people on the Acropolis at 9 AM on a TUESDAY in the off season.  It was insane.  Now, when you look at these photos, you're probably going to think "What a liar.  There is no one there!" but my camera has amazing zoom and I sat and waited for my shots. 

When we got down from the hill, we wandered around, did some shopping (and ended up with about 20 different evil eye souvenirs… meant to bring luck…) and then my gyro dripped grease all over my beautiful leather bag, so I'm not totally convinced that the talismans work… but what can I say?  C'est la vie! 



















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26 comments:

  1. Amazing pics and place! ;)

    http://inspirationswithm.blogspot.pt/

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  2. Im go glad you liked my country :D
    every photo looks amaxzing
    i hope you had a great time darling

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    1. It was lovely! I'd love to see the isles one day!

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  3. Great look!) Beautiful pics) http://www.elationofcreation.com

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  4. Love love loving the shirt and sandals too!!!

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  5. Such a gorgeous outfit and loving the hair, too! Great photos again. xxx
    Just Emma

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  6. First, love the sandals! The shots are great, okay so maybe there aren't a lot of those classic white houses but the blue sky kind of makes up for it!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. You make a wonderful point! The sky certainly was insanely blue!

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  7. Gorgeous photos, lovely. And your outfit looks perfect for Greece. How amazing, I'd love to visit someday - both Athens and the Isles. I want to see your evil eye treasures! A favorite collectible of mine.
    Emily | faitboum.com

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    1. Thank you! I'll have to add some photos of the goodies we picked up!

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  8. Great photos of Athens! Definitely captures the history and architecture of the city. Love your top :)

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  9. Athens is beautiful - should definitely visit!

    PS: Can't wait to see you wearing your new hat :)

    Denina
    http://deninamartin.com

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    1. Thank you! Hat post will be up in a few days!

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  10. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Travelling to Greece has been a dream of mine for quite some time now. You've made me want to go even more!

    P.S. I'm completely obsessed with those shoes. Literally. I may even dream about them tonight. ;)

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    1. Thank you! Aren't these shoes fun? So glad I snagged them from Deb last summer!

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  11. Great photos, Greece looks amazing! And your smile is so pretty :)

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