I can’t believe I’ve already been living in Athens for as long as I have. It feels like only yesterday I was living without my suitcase! At the end of two weeks here in Athens, I found it outrageous that I’d yet to have visited the major sites here in Greece! So my roommate Rachel and I decided to take our first free day to … Continue reading Ακρόπολη Αθηνών | Acropolis Athens
Aegina is one of the closest islands to Athens. Some of the people who live there even commute to Athens daily for work. The harbor of this town was more touristy than the the one we’d already visited, and it was apparent this was a popular place for a day trip like the one we were doing. While we were … Continue reading Aegina Island and Our Lesson in Greek Cooking
When you think of the Greek islands, Santorini and Mykonos come to mind. By day, pristine white-wash buildings with bright blue roofs and colorful flowers spilling over the sides, but by night crazy night life and bars that are packed with visitors to the islands. While I know these islands are worth a visit, it’s time to step out of the tourist bubble. There are … Continue reading Κέα-Τζιά: Exploring an Under-Appreciated Island
Καλημέρα from Greece! Finding farms and local produce while in Greece is not hard. From fresh markets in Pangrati every Tuesday and Friday, to local wineries, you can find anything you want fresh and free of preservatives. The small group of Arcadia students and I, studying abroad in Athens got to take a tour of a local winery and taste the fresh wine. Sandy and Maria were … Continue reading Vineyard Wines: Local Wine in the Making
Yasas from Greece! | Γεια σας από την Ελλάδα; It’s been an amazing few days here in Athens, but I wanted to take some time to go over the basics of my trip. I am staying in Athens and my neighborhood is called Pangrati | Παγκράτι. I live in an apartment building with 4 other girls but I have my own room. I’m also taking Greek so all … Continue reading The Basics | Τα βασικ.
Well 22 hours later, I’ve made it to my apartment in Pagrati Athens! But I think I should start at the beginning. At around 11 we got to O’hare and parted ways with Matt. Then I said bye to my mom and I was off into security! I met up with another Northwestern student, Genevieve, and was really glad to know someone. I was pretty … Continue reading 22 hours later…My Travels to Greece via SnapChat