I remember setting off yesterday evening to go for a midday walk in Rome’s Piazza de Popolo which translates as the people’s square. I only wanted to go out for a brief walk to taste some traditional Italian cuisine and take pictures for my blog. Despite my intentions I have found myself encapsulated by Rome’s beauty, I kept walking and wandering around the pebbled streets. I felt like a fairytale princess lost in time, marveling at the beauty that this ancient town’s divine Renaissance architecture has to offer.
While in Athens, I could not miss visiting Syntagma Square which is a beautiful square located in heart of the capital. The architecture is a mixture of neoclassical elements and exotic ottoman touches. In the east you can find the Greek Parliament surrounded by the awe inspiring National Gardens which are open to the public. The Parliament is guarded 24/7 by the Presidential Guard, every hour there is a wonderful ceremony for the changing of the guards. The ancient agora and Parthenon are also at a walking distance so make sure you allow sufficient time and plan your itinerary accordingly.