The Singaporean Sisters - Number 1 Luxury Lifestyle Blog in SINGAPORE!: TRAVEL - Sara Shantelle Lim Travels to GREECE Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Islands (Part 3) - Athens City Centre, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Savvas, Acropolis Museum, Estrella.

Monday, 29 April 2019

TRAVEL - Sara Shantelle Lim Travels to GREECE Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Islands (Part 3) - Athens City Centre, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Savvas, Acropolis Museum, Estrella.

TRAVEL - Sara Shantelle Lim Travels to GREECE 
Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Islands (Part 3) 
Athens City Center, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Savvas, 
Acropolis Museum, Estrella, National Library of Greece,
Academy of Athens, National University of Athens, Little Kook. 

Top Places of Interest to Visit in Greece Athens

Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea
Ermou 55, Kapinkareas 2, Athina 105 63, Greece

The Church of Panagia Kapnikarea or just Kapnikarea is a Greek Orthodox church and one of the oldest churches in Athens. 


As you walk around the streets of Athens, you will see a lot of street art and graffiti. 
Some of which are really amazing. I love them. 

Call me maybe?



Temple of Zeus 
Athens 105 57, Greece

The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greece capital Athens. It was dedicated to "Olympian" Zeus, a name originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods.


What is the Temple of Olympian Zeus used for?

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Olympia is a hexastyle building, which was erected over three steps of stylobate. The entire monument was made of limestone and is covered with stucco. Parian marble was used for making the sculptures inside thetemple and Pentelic marble was used to construct the roof tiles.


What is the Opening Hours for Temple of Olympian Zeus?

The temple is open daily in the summer and the winter season. So that all guests of the Greek capital have the chance to see the site of this former majestic temple. In the summer time the extended opening hours from 08:00AM to 08:00PM, guarantee that you have enough time to plan your visit to this awe inspiring place.


Why was The Temple of the Olympian Zeus in Athens important?

The Temple of the Olympian Zeus in Athens, Greece: This half-ruined temple is dedicated to Zeus, the chief of the Olympian Gods, and that is how it took its name, the temple of the Olympian Zeus. ... However, the works stopped in 510 BC due to political disorders, when the tyrant Hippias was exiled from Athens.


How old is The Temple of Olympian Zeus?

The building of the Temple of Olympian Zeus actually began in the 6th Century by Peisistratos but work was stopped either because of a lack of money or because Pisistratus's son, Hippias, was overthrown in 510 BC. The temple was not finished until the Emperor Hadrian completed in 131 AD, seven hundred years later.


Why was The Temple of Zeus at Olympia destroyed?

The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was an ancient Greek temple in Olympia, Greece, dedicated to the god Zeus. The templebuilt in the second quarter of the fifth century BCE, was the very model of the fully developed classical Greek temple of the Doric order.


How long did it take to build The Temple of Zeus at Olympia?

12 years
After his work in Athens was done, Phidias traveled to Olympia around 432 B.C. to start on what was to be considered his best work, the statue of Zeus. On arriving he set up a workshop to the west of the temple. He would take the next 12 years to complete the project.




Acropolis Museum
Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece


The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.




How much does it cost to enter The Acropolis Museum?

Athens has some spectacular archaeological sites and museums, right in the heart of the city. And many of these charge an entry fee. The most popular site is the Acropolis, for which a ticket, including the North and South Slopes costs 20 Euros(reduced to €10 during winter).


How long does it take to visit The Acropolis Museum?

Take the red line only which brings you to all the interesting places . The complete tour takes about 1h30 minutes; You can visit Acropolis and museum in 4 hours and the archeological museum 2 hours, but you will be exhausted when done in summertime.




Estrella
Romvis 24Α, Athina 105 62, Greece


The place has exceptionally good dessert. Their desserts is a MUST TRY!
One of their most famous dessert is their “Nesquik Triple Chocolate” Pancakes.

It has a SUPER LONG QUEUE. 

So please go there early if you want to avoid the long queues. I went to this place a total of 3 times to eat in less than 10 days in Athens, that's how much I loved this place. Okay, not to forget, I have a serious sweet tooth!

“Nesquik Triple Chocolate” Pancakes.


The first Estrella World Street Food restaurant of Athens opened in the autumn of 2016. It is located in the center of the city, at the beautiful pedestrian street of Romvis and has managed to attract thousands of athenian food lovers, from the very first days, serving an all-day.



Estrella Open Concept Kitchen


I just keep coming back for more!!



National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens 157 72, Greece


The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, usually referred to simply as the University of Athens, is a public university in Zografou, Athens, Greece.

Academy of Athens
Omonoia 28, Athina 106 79, Greece


The Academy of Athens is Greece's national academy, and the highest research establishment in the country. It was established in 1926, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The Academy's main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens.

National Library of Greece
Omonoia 32, Athina 106 79, Greece


The National Library of Greece  is situated near the center of city of Athens. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen, as part of his famous Trilogy of neo-classical buildings including the Academy of Athens and the original building of the Athens University.

Savvas Restaurant
Ermou 91, Athina 105 55, Greece
Souvlaki & Kebab & Donners


Savvas souvlaki restaurant, located in a beautiful mansion of Ermou, near Monastiraki square, is one of the best souvlaki restaurants in Athens center. The place is packed as well, the waiters and staff inside are busy busy busy, because their business is SOOO AMAZING! Their food is really awesome!


I spotted this CAKE when I was walking in and I knew I had to try it. It is so WET and MOIST and CHOCOLATY! This huge cake just reminded me of the BIG CHOCOLATE CAKE that was eaten by the fat boy on the school stage in the Maltida classic movie. 


I swear to you, it TASTE EVEN BETTER THAN IT LOOKS!
With an ICE CREAM on top!?


You must TRY THIS!


Look at how amazing and tasty it looks. My mouth is watering now, just by looking at this picture of this chocolate cake.


Souvlaki & Kebab & Donners


Okay, there are really famous for their Donners. How did I forget about my main course? 
Oh man.. I'm just simply a dessert monster! 

I love this place! A MUST TRY as well! Well Done! 

Little Kook
Karaiskaki 17, Athina 105 54, Greece


Discover the magical world of Little Kook, a coffee place in Psyrri where you will feel like you are in one of the Grimms' fairy tales. Little KooK themed cafe and the decorative buildings belonging to it are located in the hip neighborhood of Psiri in the center of Athens. Little Kook is a quirky café in Athens that aims to transport you in a fairytale world, along with delicious cakes, cupcakes and hot chocolate! Little Kook is a magical nest where sneaked all our favorite fairy tales of Cinderella and Oliver Twist by Pinocchio, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.


I was really lucky to visit Athens in mid October, hence it was Halloween season! They dresses up this cafe really well. All their waitresses were in scary costumes. They even had a DRAGON ON TOP OF ITS BUILDING! How did they do that? I wonder if the dragon was only done for Halloween? Or is it there all year round? You tell me. 



The streets around Little Kook area was also decorated. 




Some information about these places are taken from Wikipedia. 

Cheers~

STAY TUNED FOR GREECE ATHENS PART 4

TRAVEL - Sara Shantelle Lim Travels to GREECE - Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Islands (Part 1) - The Acropolis, The Roman Agora, Dynasta Hotel Suites Athens. 


TRAVEL - Sara Shantelle Lim Travels to GREECE - Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Islands (Part 1) - The Acropolis, The Roman Agora, Dynasta Hotel Suites Athens. 

TRAVEL - Sara Shantelle Lim Travels to GREECE - Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Islands (Part 2) - Ancient Agora of Athens, Temple of Hephaestus, Hans & Gretel, Monastiraka Flea Market, Athens Sea Sponges.

Museum of The Ancient Agora





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