Run Away To... Athens

Run away to... Athens.

Hey everyone! In case if you were wondering why I disappeared for about 2 weeks time, I actually took some time off and visited Greece. I'm particularly thankful because I am visiting the 20th country in the year that I am turning 20. What a coincidence.

With all that said, I want to share with you today some shots I have taken during the trip. Enjoy.

A slideshow of pictures of the Acropolis. Especially with the renowned Parthenon, the Acropolis is such a historical and marvelous wonder. Although it is undeniable that it is very touristy, the Acropolis is a must-go place when you visit Athens.

Being located at the center of the city, you could also get stunning views from the Acropolis. What's interesting is that the houses with the red rooftops truly compliment the Acropolis very well.

From an urban-design and an environmental psychology perspective, I really liked how the center of Athens is designed. Grand public squares, broad and walkable streets, decent amount of benches, and just enough green space. I have never felt that relaxed and at the same time fascinated wandering around as a sole traveler.

If historical is the word to describe center Athens, tranquil would be the word to describe southern Athens. Standing at the seashore of the Mediterranean and breathing in that warm, maritime-like air; it is like if I have finally found the actual state of peacefulness that people asked me to imagine during mindfulness training.

Athens is definitely one of the most calming places I have ever visited. Hopefully, I would be able to come back again and visit different parts of Greece.

Have you ever been to Athens or Greece? Comment down below to share your experience there! Also be sure to check part later for more content on my trip to Scotland!