Athens Photo Diary

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Wearing: 1/ Asos shorts, Supermuse top (similar on Asos here), Alexander Wang handbag, Asos sandalsMichael Kors watchJacquie Aiche finger bracelet,Rebecca Minkoff rings.  2/ Asos topSupermuse skirt (similar here), Isabel Marant sandalsReece Hudson clutch,  Jennifer Zeuner necklaceRebecca Minkoff ringsJacquie Aiche finger bracelet and ring.

I have visited Athens previously but all for only 1-2 day stopovers on the way to the Greek Isles. Unfortunately I didn’t get much more time in Athens again but it somehow felt much longer, seeing and getting to know the people more. I was in Athens for the Marianna G swimwear show, getting to spend time with the beautiful Marianna herself. I had a sneak peek of the classic and classy cut out one pieces from backstage before the show, selecting a few to take with me to Zakynthos for our collaboration.

After the show Chiara and I wandered Athens in the afternoon heat for hours until the sun set from atop the Acropolis, trying to soak in as much as possible. We saw Ethnikos Kipos (National Gardens), Parliament, the main shopping district with the quaint Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea nestled between the high street stores. Towards the Flea Market but didn’t have time, so up through the historical neighbourhood of Plaka up to the Acropolis.

Last year while I was chatting with a young 30 something old local he explained how the financial crisis had affected him, basically being fired from his not well paying job only to then be able to compete for the exact same job (along with dozens of others suddenly unemployed), but for less than a quarter of the pay.

Despite still battling financial troubles it was amazing to see that over the last few years I have briefly visited, it does not seem to have broken their resilience, love for their country and seeing others enjoy it too. I hope more people can aim to visit and support Greece tourism much more, and know it is not all about drinking on the Greek Islands but to experience the hospitality, incredible sunsets and of course… the food.

Photos by myself and Walt Loveridge

  • Amanda Lealdini

    Lindo horizonte… Roupas lindas
    Xoxo
    -A.
    http://amandalealdini.blogspot.com/

  • AndiCui

    AMAZING!

    Hope you enjoyed it!

    Andi

    http://andicui.blogspot.com.es/

  • http://QuinnCooperStyle.com/ Quinn Cooper

    I’ve always dreamed of going to Greece. Maybe one day!

    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  • Somebody from Somewhere
  • laura

    always love your lovely pics!!!that is a great travel and a great post!!Kisses dear

  • http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/ Carol

    gooosh look like heaven :)

    xx

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  • http://sartorialust.blogspot.com/ Jeline Catt

    Wow. What a beautiful photo diary! I wish I can go there soon <3

    sartorialust.blogspot.com

  • Julia

    Hi Jessica! I just wanted to tell you that you’re one of the most authentic bloggers from nowadays. I feel like you show your good things and bad things, and I think that it’s very important. I really admire you, not only for your beauty, also for the way you are. You are so young and you always travel around the world alone. You must be very harmful. I also love to see your travel videos, I really enjoy them since I’m a 16 year old girl addicted to the world itself. I love fashion and I personally like your sense your style because you rarely mix trend pieces. As I said, I just wanted to tell you that for me, you’re one of the most amazing bloggers nowadays. Please, don’t change, you’re so unique!

  • pipa

    Beartiful photo!!!

  • Jens Ken Lundstrom

    so beautiful pictures!
    thank you for this amazing post!
    With so beautiful pics!

  • The Fashion Panda

    So beautiful pics and it looks like you had an amazing time!

    http://thefashionpandacrew.blogspot.be/

  • stylishlyinlove

    Thank you for always sharing these amazing pictures of your trips. Since I’ve been following your blog my bucket list has gotten bigger. :)

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post ‘Holy Chic’. I would love to read your thoughts on how I styled it.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  • Charlotte

    Beautiful pictures! Athens looks amazing and I love all your outfits!

    fashionfixeshearts.blogspot.com

  • Lucy

    Athens look amazing! Wonderful photos. xx

    http://www.itslilylocket.blogspot.com

  • Mia@Razzle Dazzle Rose

    Amazing views in those first pics!

    xo

    http://razzdazzle.blogspot.mx/

  • eyin h

    lovely pictures as always! I love how you write abt the financial crisis over there and how the people handle it. I would love to go to Greece to support their tourism =)

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    Lucky you! It must have been a wonderful trip/encounter. Love the sporty chic outfit (sport tee and sandals).

  • Belén Cavas Hernández
  • http://www.shygirlloudvoice.blogspot.com/ Kacie Cone

    Wow that looks like a dream come true

  • http://hidinginheaven.blogspot.fr/ Lolita
  • http://www.fashionsnag.com/ Fashion Snag

    I so need to visit!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

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  • http://carlysscloset.blogspot.fr/ Carlysscloset

    Athens looks amazing I wish I could go! Hope you had fun wuth Chiara!

    Keep up with your blog, I love it! You’re doing an amazing job!

    http://www.carlysscloset.blogspot.com/

    Carly’s Closet

  • Caroline St. Francis

    Incredible pictures! I went to Athens a few years ago and completely fell in love with the city.

    ~ Caroline

    http://peachykeencaroline.blogspot.com/

  • Oliver Lips

    Wow, those are some amazing pictures! I am sure that you can find history in nearly every corner of Athens…
    The story is very well written, the financial crisis is of course bad, but after all it’s their own fault!

    http://www.lips2lagerfeld.com
    http://www.lips2lagerfeld.com

  • Sharon Olthuis

    Love your photography!

  • Katerina

    Gorgeous pictures! Makes me want to go to Greece even more!!

    fashionrealist.com

  • Angela

    I am so glad that you are able to showcase the beauty that we have here in Greece and more specifically Athens, although Greece is known for its islands Athens is a beautiful lively city where modernity and tradition mix for everyone to enjoy! I’m happy you had a great time here and am grateful for your lovely post in supporting Greek tourism!
    P.s you look stylish as always :)

  • Elena Vasilieva

    amazing photos. i’m going to greece in a couple of weeks. cannot wait to discover all the incredible places

    http://www.vasilievablog.com

  • Jessica G.

    Great pictures!

    xx.

  • brunetteletters

    Beautiful photos!! Glad you had fun and I can’t wait to visit Greece!

    Brunette Letters Blog

  • Eve

    You managed to capture Athens feeling. I’m glad, hope you enjoyed it and come back for a longer visit.

  • ninan

    im reading your blog for a very long time and i must say you have a wonderfull life! im so jealous and i happy for you!

  • MartaBarcelonaStyle

    wow!! those photos are incredible!!! I like a lot your top!

    http://martabarcelonastyle.blogspot.com.es

    (Navy outfit)

  • Meelena L

    it looks amazing!

    xx
    M

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    I love the pictures of the graffiti tunnels and the fruit stand! THe super muse top is so cute! :) THanks for sharing the photo diary. I am now dreaming of Athens. :)

    https://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • Marjolein Lagerwerf

    Wow, what a photo explosion! I don’t mind though.
    Looks like you’ve had an amazing time! :)

    WITH LOVE,
    MARJOLEIN | NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM

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  • Marsha

    Wow in love with the backdrop!

    http://styleofalondontallgirl.blogspot.com

  • Tess D’Urbervilles

    Love these pics, Athens is amazing ♥

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING

    http://vittoriafiveinthemorning.blogspot.it/2013/06/linsostenibile-leggerezza-del-lunedi.html

  • http://www.mybougeotte.com/ Victoria | Bougeotte

    These are absolutely gorgeous. Being half Greek, I have visited many of the little islands and it’s amazing how any financial crisis traces are visually gone, since people show such hospitality towards you it’s amazing how you simply forget everything. I hope to visit the mainland soon! You look like you had a lovely time. X

    http://www.mybougeotte.com

  • Eliana
  • Nicoletta italian blogger

    Beautiful place…

  • Laura

    Please tell me there’s an Athens video diary coming soon too!

    xXx

    http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.blogspot.co.uk/

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  • Sydney Corporate

    What beautiful setting for the runway parade! And an incredible experience to share with Chiara <3

    http://sydneycorporate.blogspot.com.au/

  • Christiana I

    You are very talented and I love your blog. The pictures are amazing but made me homesick as I am Greek and Athens is my hometown. As you can imagine I live abroad (UK) and I am looking forward to go back for holidays. This year I will also go to the amazing island of Santorini that you visited last summer.

  • Talisbury

    This post reminds me of your older posts, I love it.

  • http://www.trashtotreasured.blogspot.com.au/ Tina Abeysekara

    Thanks for the reminder as to why I fell in love with Greece. Beautiful photos!

    http://www.trashtotreasured.blogspot.com.au

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  • Alison

    looks amazing, love it!

    http://chasingsstyle.blogspot.in/

  • Maylis

    Such a beautiful country! And all your pictures are stunning! :)
    xx Maylis

    http://onelittlefrenchie.blogspot.com/

  • http://thecorporatecatwalk.blogspot.com/ Corporate Catwalk

    Great photo of the city. So great you get to experience all these beautiful places.

    http://thecorporatecatwalk.blogspot.com

  • Kate Lees

    Greece looks stunning, definitely on my travel list x

    http://www.raincheckfortimbuktu.blogspot.com

  • Mariela Dominguez

    Gorgeous photos!

    Raven On a Desk

  • http://rosaandfox.com/ Rosa and Fox

    There are no words to describe how amazing these photos are and how jealous I am right now! x

    rosa & fox

    http://rosaandfox.com

  • Emily Hall

    Looks like an absolutely gorgeous place! I follow Chiara on Bloglovin’ as well and It’s lovely to see two of my favourite bloggers come together.

    divine-time.blogspot.com.au

  • Fabrizia Spinelli

    Wow, what a beautiful place!
    Come back soon to visit me on
    Cosa
    Mi Metto???

    Win your favorite pair of sunglasses!!

  • http://www.atipsytart.blogspot.com/ Pascale Darne

    such gorgeous pics.. i just want to go traveling again!
    xx
    http://www.atipsytart.blogspot.com

  • M.E

    I’ve been going to Greece since a very long time and most of my greek friends live in Athens… Yes I love the greek islands but for me Athens is also a must see and I will never get tired of it, thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures :)

    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/lydia.bishop Lydia Bishop

    So cool that you supporting greece when its going through a hard time, does not take away from the beauty of the place! Simply amazing gal, hope you had a blast x
    http://www.herlux.blogspot.com

  • Katerina

    Thanks for the support!!!

  • isaobeso

    Athens is such a beautiful place and these pictures capture it perfectly, love them! it make me want to go back.

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  • http://www.chicadeedee.com/ Chic-a-Dee

    I so want to go to Greece! These pictures make me want to even more. Really stunning x

    http://www.chicadeedee.com

  • Thorunn
  • http://www.diamenrose.tumblr.com/ Diamenrose

    I love the gladiator heels of the swimwear model :)

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  • filippa

    amazing pics! athens is such a beautiful city! xx

  • Shoegal Out In The World

    I live in Athens & I believe that through your pictures, you captured the essence of the city…

    Have a great day!!!

    xoxo Violeta, your Shoegal Out In The World

    http://www.shoegaloutintheworld.com

  • demi

    Dear Tuula,
    Thanks for visiting our country hope u liked it!!Its huge honor to us..that is so important you wrote for Greece!Your pictures are amazing..thanks for your support <3
    Love Demi
    http://www.myblackcherry.com

  • http://keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com Sarah

    These photos are so gorgeous, I’d love to visit Greece someday! Thank you for sharing!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

  • priyapuri

    Amazing photos, you have almost transported me there. It’s sad about the financial trouble. It’s such a rich and vibrant culture, and the people are so warm. I can’t wait to go and experience it.

    Priya
    http://www.priyapuri.com

  • Daniella

    soooo beautiful! I love it!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • Niki

    you portray my town so beautiful. I am proud to be Athenian and I’m so glad that you had a great time. I see that you visited Cine Thiseion, one of my favorite Athenian spots. I am emotionally connected to this place. I hope to see you the next time you’ll come visit Athens.

    http://worldofn.wordpress.com/