Athens was not what I expected. Sure I knew the ancient sites would be fascinating. I didn’t know I’d enjoy the city itself so much. From the outdoor café culture and Greek restaurants to the friendly people and vibrant nightlife, I’m hoping we’ll return someday as part of another trip to Greece.
One of the cool bars we went to was Baba Au Rum. Between the delicious cocktails, groovy tunes and eclectic atmosphere, I could have stayed there all night. But it's not exactly backpacker budget-friendly, so we enjoyed one drink and left.
Just walking around Athens is enjoyable. The cobbled streets are full of creative art and character. I took some photos of the street art and colorful murals that decorate the city.