Athens Greece must see
I’ve been waiting for the right time to share this post with you! I should be in Greece right now, but I had to cancel last-minute. The ups and downs of life I guess! But nevertheless let me show you my
Greece is such a diverse country in every dimension – reaching from the great islands in the Mediterranean Sea to great mountains and lovely dream-away places.
1. Meteora // Μετέωρα
I am still stumbling and longing fo the right words when it comes to this whimsical place. Meteora literally means suspended in the air, in the heavens above or middle of the sky and is related to the world meteorite.
What a place!
350 km North West of Athens lies the remote “place” called Meteora. I would rather say it’s more a magical world than a real place. If human would’ve thought about creating something like it, they wouldn’t be able to come up with a masterpiece like Meteora is.
Back in the day there were numerous monasteries to be found up on the tops of the rocks, sadly only very few of them are still intact. Six of them are open to visitors and inhabited by greek orthodox monks or nuns.
How to get there? There are trains leaving from Athens in the morning and returning in the afternoon. When I went I remember the train tickets being very cheap for the distance we covered! Each way is about 5 hours and I recall paying some 30€ for the round trip ticket. I didn’t stay overnight there, and so I had quite little time there. But I visited all monasteries that were open on that day. Every day a different monastery is closed, so you can still visit the others without a problem. I recommend just getting a taxi from the train station that takes you to all the spots. I paid the driver 50€ for about 3 hours and we had a lot of fun!
2. Delphi // Δελφοί
Who has not heard of the famous ancient oracle of Delphi?! Those are the remains of it and it is still a magical place!
In the ancient world Delphi was referred to as the centre of the world.
I completely lost track of time when I visited it. The sun was shining and I left my watch in Athens. I sat down there on a bench and started reading a great book – I don’t quite recall the title, but it must have been awesome! There are busses leaving from Athens on a regular basis throughout the day, so it will sum up to a great day trip! Make sure to stop by and visit the museum and take your time to have lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants with a terrace so you can take in the view of the valley!