The City of Athens in Spring is Magic!

Trip Start Apr 08, 2013
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Flag of Greece  , Attiki,
Monday, April 8, 2013

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We are in Athens for a week and believe it or not, I want to be out in the streets walking. –it is so pleasant!

Well it is magic this time of season walking out here. Trees are in full blossom and there is a balmy orange-tree aroma and jasmine everywhere you walk.

SPRING TIME IN GREECE

Spring and early autumn are considered by many to be the best times of year to visit Athens. The weather is remarkably pleasant and the mood of the city is filled with a natural beauty which is apparent from the abundant and fragrant jasmine that pours from the balconied neoclassical buildings.

This beautiful season is the forerunner to the world-renowned Greek summer, the time that the wildflowers on the nearby islands blossom. Spring is when Easter is celebrated in all its traditional grandeur, and this year we are celebrating Easter on the 5th of May –for those of you who might not know.

The season when the sun smiles on its gardens, archaeological sites and when we the visitors can enjoy exploring the hidden gems and neighborhoods such as Gazi, Kerameikos, Theseion and Psirri.

This is the area where we are staying these days, and I want you to get a virtual tour of what the place is like, through my photos.

Spring in Athens is the ideal time to combine a serious urban city exploration with a relaxing rural retreat. Visit one of the most significant archaeological museums in the world in the morning and then jet off to a secluded or cosmopolitan Greek island for an evening nibbling on grilled calamari or sipping a tropical nightcap.

This is where I plan to take you this summer anyway. I plan visiting one or two islands but also travel through the mainland a lot.

For the moment though, have a look on my photos and very soon you will be hearing from me again with more interesting destinations!!

COME ALONG FOR A STROLL....put on your comfortable shoes AND WE ARE OFF !
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