May Kwento Ako #44 : Some nice neighborhoods in Athens or is it Athina ?

Apparently, in Europe, Athens is referred to as Athina. I didn’t know this before until I exited another city bound for home. One learns new things each day, as they say.

Here’s are a few more things I learned from Lazarus, my new smart, articulate Greek friend who drove me from and to the airport:

  1. the seafood in Athens or in Greece is exceptionally more tasty because the sea nearest Athens is more salty as compared to other seas.
  2. the red and white wines in Greeces are particularly exceptional except that is hasn’t reached my corner of the world, I think.
  3. sadly, the economy of Greece has still not been doing so well even after 12 years but they are all working hard and hopeful.

Here are a few photos of this eternal city of Athens. Amidst the crazy traffic it has in narrow streets, there are some hubs that are very discreet.

So, it’s not all busy and crazy streets. With tons of tourists. There are very interesting niches, like everywhere in the world, I discovered.

A nice, peaceful and clean neighbourhood.
European architecture with distinctly Greek details.
Beautiful doorways always catches the eye.
This home I shall refer to as “he made it work” home. I think this also has good feng shui as the front entrance door is blocked from the main road. And he got to keep the tree.
Smart moves.
The hilly city offers great vista and challenge to your knees.
From above the Acropolis Hill, Athens is one big city. Mount Lycabettus is the hill on the right hand of the photo.

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