I'm Allison. Lover of Jesus, Disney season pass holder, and monogrammer of all things. 
   First and foremost, thank you so much for checking out my page! I am beyond excited to share my experiences and very thankful for everyone who has been following my journey thus far. This blog is about my life, my travels, lessons learned, laughs shared, and adventures of making my way in the Big City. My hope is that this blog encourages you and inspires others to dream as big as me.
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June 2, 2017

The Greece Diaries: 24 Hours in Athens

As some of you know, I ventured to Greece for the first time this past fall. I was super excited about spending time on the beach (see Mykonos post here), but Athens seemed like a perfect overnight stop-over. I mean, when do you get the chance to stay in one of the oldest cities in the world?! We decided to fly into Athens, and ferry our way to the Greek islands for the rest of the week. Here are three things you must do in Athens if you only have 24 hours.

Visit the Acropolis and Ancient Ruins

The Acropolis is my favorite part of Athens. The ruins stand on a huge rock hill, where all of Athens can be reminded of what the city used to be thousands of years ago.

The hike to the top is worth the view of the entire town and gorgeous water of the Piraeus seaport. Everywhere you walk is like looking at a textbook, with the Parthenon and Dionysus Theatre still being preserved.

Note: Take the guided tour bus. Yes, I said it. This is by far the best way to see everything quickly and gives cheap transportation to every spot. 

Stay at the Hotel King George

This hotel is known to be one of the top stays in Athens. Located in the center of town, the King George provides the perfect accommodations for a quick adventure. Taxis are parked outside 24/7, which makes the early morning commute to the seaport much easier. The rooftop restaurant has the most beautiful view of the Acropolis.

Go at sunset for drinks and watch the Parthenon light up in the night sky.

Budget note: The King George is a SPG hotel, which is perfect if you are a member of the Starwood program. By accumulating points with the Starwood program, the stay at this luxury hotel becomes way more affordable. 

Eat at the Plaka

The Plaka is a vibrant neighborhood full of diverse restaurants and stores. The area is so picturesque with its stone streets and colorful facade. In this area, do as the locals do and ask for their favorite places to eat.

What are your favorite places in Athens?!

xoxo, allison

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