Reading Greek mythology is a thrilling experience. With various gods, behaving like human beings, fighting with each other, loving each other, it is considered as humanization of the concept of Gods. Or in other words, Greek mythology tells us that the God is very much within us or we too are gods. Athena, the beautiful goddess has always attracted me a lot. That could be the reason I got thrilled when I got a chance to Visit Athens. Athena is the ruling deity of Athens.
I got the chance as a part of a competition held in our city. The sponsors will provide to and fro cheap airfares tickets. Rest everything I have to take care. Being the capital of Greece, the city has a significant place. Hence, almost all airlines are operating flights to Athens. When I landed in the airport, it was like some other world for me. As I came out and proceeded to the hotel reserved for me, the feeling increased. With a smooth blending of ancient and modern architecture, the city felt like an alien world. I felt proud to drive through the roads where Athena might have walked once. Zeus and Prometheus might have ridden their horses once. I felt as being with gods. An experience you can feel only in this city of Athena.
It was a week’s trip I have planned and I have collected the information about various places I have to visit. The first one I preferred was Omonoia Square, which is the oldest square in this oldest city. Fortunately my hotel was situated there only. Now this square is a busy area with many hotels and shops. I met a few tourists there. They told me that as there were many cheap ticket airline services are operating to Athens, the journey is not as expensive as it was earlier. As there are many cheap flights to Athens, more and more visitors are expected in the future.
A number of monuments are there in this city that displays the rich heritage. These include the monuments of Romans and Byzantines. The architecture differs from ancient Greek to Roman and Byzantines architectures. This blend of various architectures gives the city a heavenly look.
The city looks more beautiful in nights. With a clear sky and a lot of neon lambs it was really glittering. When I was enjoying my regular peg, sitting on the balcony of my hotel, an asteroid moved fast in the sky. It may be some angels flying to pass the message of my presence in Athens to Athena. I thought.
After spending a week there, it was really painful for me to leave the city. Still I had to do that. Anyway, I have already decided to come back to this city as I want to breathe the same air which Athena might have breathed. As many airlines are offering cheap international tickets to Athens, I don’t think it will be an expensive affair.