When you hear Greece, for those of you who like traveling, you will immediately get to Santorini, which is famous for its white buildings on the seaside hills. But Greece is not just Santorini, don’t forget also the capital of Archimedes and Pythagoras’s home country, Athens!
Things to do in Greece
Greece is intriguing to explore every inch. Finding anonymous corners while presented with charming landscapes that seem to be the reason for a series of mythologies to emerge is a bit of a temptation to go to the island nation. What can you do in Athens? Here are some activities that you can visit
- Sightseeing in the Acropolis Architecture
If you only have one place you can visit in Athens, the Acropolis is the answer. This area is one proof of Greek civilization that was built in the 5th century BC. Even now it is not known exactly how technology at that time could build this grand building. For those who want to come here, try going in the morning or evening, especially in the summer. Because it’s really hot here! You must do a bit trekking up the stairs which is quite long. Acropolis means upper city. So many buildings that are considered important and sacred are built here. Like the Parthenon and Erecthion. Because of its height, we can see the beautiful city of Athens from above.
- Try Greek special cuisine
Bairaktaris is a typical Greek restaurant that has been around since 1879. There are many blog sites that recommend this restaurant. Because Greece is next to Turkey, there are many similar foods. One of them is Gyros. It is Greece Kebab! Greek food always relies on yogurt and olive oil as a condiment. For Gyros sauce or French fries that are served, you must use Tzatziki. This sauce is made using Greek yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, and lemon. It feels very fresh and suitable as a dipping sauce to compensate for the fat of gyros and french fries. Not to forget also the Greek salad that is always there as a side dish. Pieces of tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, oregano doused with olive oil are also very good for provoking our appetite. Don’t forget also Baklava and coffee to start your day!
Where to Go in Greece?
If you are one of the many travelers who put Greece on your bucket list, it’s better for you to go to these places below so you can have a wonderful holiday in Greece!
Roam the mainland. Greek is not only about beautiful islands. Because the mainland of neighboring Albania is also interesting to touch. From the stretch of the Pindos Mountains in the north to the beaches hidden in the west of Peloponnese, everything is waiting to be stopped. Don’t forget about archaeological sites that are ready to make you feel like you are entering a time tunnel from the first step. Not too difficult, moving between major cities can take advantage of KTEL bus lanes. In addition, the cost can be said to be affordable for the size of cities in Europe.
After getting off the Acropolis, you only need to walk about five minutes to get to the Acropolis museum. Lots of sculptures and sculptures that tell about ancient Greek history. There are 4000 collections of ancient Greek art on display here. The museum was built directly above the excavation of historic sites that are taking place around the Acropolis. Some floors of the museum are made of glass, so we can see directly to the floor above or below us. Including sites that are being excavated. Tip, when you are in Acropolis, is that you don’t wear a skirt here since it is not polite.