Our Honeymoon in Greece: Athens
What a dream it was to experience the beauty and hospitality of Greece! We visited Athens, Mykonos, Paros and Santorini and all of them were very unique from one another. We did a belated Honeymoon one year after we got married! Since we got married in Kauai, we felt like we had a “mini-moon” already and decided to postpone our longer trip when we could take another 2 weeks off work. Some of our best friends also got married in 2017 and we decided to do a joint affair! Braxton and I have traveled in Europe together and it was fantastic but we kept finding ourselves wishing we could share our amazing experiences with our friends. So the “MulCott Honeymoon” was born!
We flew into Athens to start our trip. It was a long flight from Austin but as soon as we saw the Acropolis all of our jet lag melted away. It towers above the city, right in the middle proudly and confidently. It demands to be noticed and respected! I arranged for a car service to pick us up and take us to the airport through the hotel. I love doing this when I’m visiting a new city after a long flight. The last thing I want to do is feel overwhelmed and confused trying to find the taxi stand and communicate in a foreign language our destination. Nothing better than a driver waiting for you with your name on his paper!
Our hotel was perfect. It has a restaurant overlooking the Acropolis and our room was huge. After a great meal and some wine, we headed off to bed. The next day we were up super early and wandered around Athens. We were the first people in the Acroplis that morning and basically had the place to ourselves! It was so neat to be up close and personal with such an old structure. It was under renovation(which I think is constant!). So that did take away from Parthanon a bit but still awesome! Warning: wear shoes with tread! You are walking on marble and it’s really slippery! Braxton literally had to hang onto me to stay upright, haha!
The next day we sat by the pool and enjoyed a little R&R. Once we had our fill of sun, we got dressed and found a rooftop bar. Let me tell you, sipping wine while soaking in views of ancient ruins is spectacular! The next day we were off to Mykonos!
Overall, I LOVED Athens which caught me off guard. I was so focused on the islands that I figured Athens was just a pass-thru. But don’t underestimate this great city! Spend 1 or 2 days and wander around this ancient city, you won’t regret it.
Where We Stayed:
Divani Palace Acropolis-Great hotel! It has a pool, great restaurant, and it’s walking distance to the Acropolis. Would highly recommend this spot!
Where We Ate/Drank:
If Espresso Bar- Super cute spot that serves wine and small bites!
Coffee Dive-Cute little corner coffee spot
Lontos- Sit along a pedestrian only street outside the Parthenon and enjoy a little coffee before and people watching. Classic European bistro feel…sit, chat and relax.
Next stop, Mykonos!