April in ATHENS: What is so special

A lot of people have talked about the special colour of light in Athens. Others like Athens because of its history. Personally speaking, my own special thing in Athens is walking at Aiolou Street towards the Acropolis. The combination of the central hipster life with the amazing view of Erehteion Temple constitutes the absolute life snapshot of Athens. But what is so special in spring in Athens?

A lot of people tend to identify places by the archaeological sites, the museums or the nature of the area. Athens, though, apart from all the antiquities and the great food, has an extra special thing to identify the city especially in spring.

Despite the fact that in Athens centre one won’t see parks with great ponds, it has it one kind of ‘green statement’ . All pavements from the very centre to the green suburbs are full of tangerine trees.

All year long they give a bit of natural life in the grey city. But in spring, the city is like being again full of Christmas decorated trees with all the orange tangerines giving colour to all the city.

What is special with this image is not the image, but the smells and the feeling. In April Athens transforms to a city full of smells like orange blossom due to the trees. The sun and the cool breeze and the little cafes with seats outside give a unique experience to the visitor with an unforgettable….waft

Last but not least to this trip in town full of fresh flower smells, is the visit to Athinas Street. It is one of the oldest commercial streets downtown. Having the central meat and fish markets running there for decades, as well as the market of spices, the street has a unique identity all year long. In spring Athinas Street one could say is the prettiest street in Athens. It transforms to a street full of beautifyul flowers that smell amazing! The street is full of lilacs from both sideways and it is like walking in a long arcade full of colours and odours that make you dream. At the end of the walk one lookup to the sun with the clear blue sky, the shining sun (which is not too hot in spring) and the unique of the Acropolis. And all this makes visiting Athens in spring so special J

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