In June 2022 I started my travels in Athens (I ended up staying three months in Greece). I like to take things slow so did not choose to visit plenty of destinations in Greece. But the places I discovered were amazing. I travel on a budget so I tend to stay in hostels which is also a great opportunity to find out about places to visit. I've already been to Athens in January and I loved it! The city exceeded everything that I could have imagined. It is modern in terms of cafes and restaurants, yet there are ruins all over the city. It is surrounded by mountains and there are several viewpoints. In total I stayed two weeks in Athens and did two trips during this time. I did a day trip to the island Hydra which is a common destination and close by. In this trip report I want to focus on the city of Athens and Hydra.
I have documented the second trip in this blog post: https://www.atlasguru.com/itinerary/backpacking-in-greece/d67e42f0-8855-11ed-9cbc-d9fcc242c983/
Q & A
How was the food?
I went to Cookoomela Grill a lot of times! Right next to it is Magic Kitchen (both vegan).
What tips would you give a friend?
My favorite thrift stores in Athens were Vintage Love and Yesterday's Bread Second Hand.
Sunscreen, hat and swimsuit!
In Athens you can get around by metro. In order to get to Hydra you take a ferry. You can purchase the ticket online in advance. I recommend doing it at least one day in advance. Seats are limited.
Athens itself is a big surprise!
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