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francescool

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Gosh I love this place! When have you ever seen an airport with so much greenery and a view of the mountains!! Cheers, I'm just starting my vacation to Greece now and will be posting soooo many pictures :)

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Thanks for sharing, we look forward to seeing your photos from Greece!

And I agree, best feeling is arriving in Athens at the airport :)

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Hash

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Gosh I love this place! When have you ever seen an airport with so much greenery and a view of the mountains!! Cheers, I'm just starting my vacation to Greece now and will be posting soooo many pictures :)

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Too true, have used this Airport more times than I can remember, around there are the local vineyards, great wines come from that area Loutsa and Pikermi,we used to look forward to that bus journey to Rafina and that feeling of returning to Mana mu Elllada is unforgettable! Thanks for the image!....🤗❤️❤️❣️
 
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francescool

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Too true, have used this Airport more times than I can remember, around there are the local vineyards, great wines come from that area Loutsa and Pikermi,we used to look forward to that bus journey to Rafina and that feeling of returning to Mana mu Elllada is unforgettable! Thanks for the image!....🤗❤️❤️❣️
Ooooh these wines sound lovely, I will definitely be checking them out on my trip
 
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k_tsoukalas

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It's such a pretty airport, I agree! Can't wait to see more of your pics.
 

A walking tour of Lavrio, Greece

Lavrio is the coastal town in the southeastern part of Attica which is the region where Athens is located. This is a great place to visit if you want to go to restaurants and shop around, but also be by the water. Personally, I get pretty tired of staying in downtown Athens because there's not much of a breeze and I can't get to the beach very quickly. This is only super easy if you're renting a car, otherwise you can get to the beach or visit closer beach areas like Glyfada.

Take a boat instead of driving to Porto Cheli!

I've seen so many people rent cars and drive all the way down to Porto Cheli from the Athens airport. While this is a great option if you prefer to drive, many people overlook taking a boat because it takes just a little bit longer. The reality is that taking a boat is much cheaper, and you also can be a lot more comfortable since you're able to walk around the deck, get snacks and coffee, and use the bathroom. Personally, I love taking the boat, because I also like to visit Hydra and Spetses when I am there and it's much easier to take boats to both of those islands as well.

The best neighborhood to stay in Athens is Thiseio

The Thiseio neighbourhood is perfect for your stay in Athens because you are able to have access to some of the best sites. It is walking distance to the Acropolis, and Monastiraki as well as many different art galleries, shops, restaurants and cafés. When I stay in this neighborhood, I really don't find myself needing to stray and I can find everything I need in walking distance.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis

Now hear me out. I usually go to see a performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre every time I visit Athens. A few times I have seen operas there. In fact, I have only been to operas at this theatre, having never been to an opera at any other time in my life. I have to say it is an amazing experience. If you are going this year and you have never been to an opera, Toscana is being performed here as part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival. Do yourself a favour and go see it. You can find details here: https://whyathens.com/events/tosca-greek-national-opera/

And to get you in the mood, here are a couple of photos of the last opera I went to see there:

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