Sights Of Athens

Athens was one of the most interesting cities I have visiting in a while, wasn’t expecting it to be like this. I managed to visit the historical sites, just a few not all of them, as well as the sea side locations. What surprised me is the Greeks themselves, I was expecting them to be like the Turkish to be a bit on the rougher side, and I know that Turkish people don’t like Greeks. I was completely wrong, they are very friendly, easy going and completely easy about a lot of things. I remember tipping the main person for seating us in a packed restaurant and the man refused because he said he didn’t do anything, it seems that tipping is not expected in Athens so when they are, they are extremely grateful which is a nice change. A lot of people speak English and those who don’t go out of their way to help.

I enjoyed visiting some of the historical locations but I know I want to do it again. The Acropolis was amazing with a fantastic view, the Parthenon was fantastic, I have never seen something so majestic and beautiful, I am thankful that the Greeks make a huge effort to maintain these monuments. At the same location was the Temple of Athena as well as a few other monuments and the large stadium below. It was a clear day, and easy to walk up such a beautiful view of Athens from the top.

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Athens By Night

This is my first time visiting Athens so I take the opportunity to snap pictures even though it is late at night. I got in with a cab driver, asked him where I can take some nice night pictures, and he asked how long do I need, and I said as long as he needs. He took me for a very nice tour around the city, he was a very nice man, he asked where I was from and said that he knew a lot of Saudis and said that Kuwaitis used to come a lot to Greece before the Gulf War but not so much anymore. What surprised me is the friendliness and kindness of the Greeks, a majority of them speak English and those who don’t were very helpful to find someone that does.

It was a nice feeling walking around the city, and driving around at night seeing all these interesting spots. We went to Glefadah which is a nice beach area to snap pictures of the port area at night, then he took me to the parliment building, when I got back to my hotel I can see the acropolis and snapped pictures of it at night. It was 1 am on a Monday night, and I could still here the hotel bar two floors above going, I learned that Greeks do enjoy their nights out, every night.

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