The Temple of Sounion stands as a tribute to the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. Situated on Cape Sounion, roughly an hour’s drive away from Athens, this ancient weathered structure has seen the aeons come and go. Although the roof of the portico has long since gone missing, many of the columns stand tall and proud. The drive along the coastal road is a great way to unwind with the Aegean Sea shimmering alongside. The cape is an excellent spot to catch a breathtaking sunset away from the crowds that hoard Athens in particular and Greece in general.
Psst! There’s more on Sunny District from the Weekly Photo Challenge!
It’s no secret, we at Sunny District LOVE to travel. Couldn’t have stressed that any more, could I?! We have an endless list of must-go places and we are going about checking them off one at a time. Early each year, we scout the calendar for long weekends and bank holidays attempting to max out on all available opportunities. We match the available dates with the places on our wishlist and look for the best match of dates against cheap flights. It’s worked out pretty well for us to plan & book ahead this way. For the last couple of years, I have been publishing a travel round up of all the places Mr.A and I visited during the year. Do you remember these? Go ahead, take a look 🙂
Travel checklist : 2015
Travel checklist : 2016
Thrice in a row means a tradition, doesn’t it? So here comes the 3rd installment in Sunny District’s traditional travel round-up series! It’s a ten on ten 💯 😀
- Vienna and Salzburg, Austria
- Venice, Italy
- St.Petersburg, Russia
- Paris, France
- Gdansk and Sopot, Poland
- Aiya Napa and Paphos, Cyprus
- Ljubljana, Bled and Slovenia’s coastal towns
- London, England
- Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Kyiv/ Kiev, Ukraine
I’d love to hear about the amazing places you discovered this year! Have you been to any of the ones we visited? What did you think of them? Was there something that pleasantly surprised you or was there anything that did not live up to your expectations? I’m so curious to know! Let’s get talking in the comments 🙂
Azulejos are beautiful blue-and-white tiles adorning many a mural in Portugal. While traveling around Lisbon, Porto and Faro, we’ve come across several churches, restaurants, train stations and such, covered with gorgeous scenes in blue and white tones, each telling a different story, each unique in its details. You know how I love collecting pictures of street art over my travels. These murals were in a category of their own. I immediately fell in love with these works of art.
Have you been to Portugal? What did you think?
As we round up the year in so many ways, Instagrammers are gathering up their best with #2017bestnine. Similar hashtags seems to have been doing the rounds for a couple of years, let’s call it a trend. Did we tell you Sunny District is slowly getting up to speed with Instagram, too. You can find us on Instagram via this link or simply search for sunnydistrict.blog or look up our most used hashtag #sunnydistrict. I hope you find my posts as fun as you do on the blog 😘 You can also click through from the gallery on the right (desktop) 👉👉👉 or at the bottom (mobile/ tablet) 👇👇👇
But back to #2017bestnine, here’s how you can get yours -> Visit 2017bestnine.com, type in your username and click the ‘get’ button. Wait a few minutes for it to generate your exclusive bestnine collage, it even gives you a unique url. Nice touch, eh. Here’s mine. How’s it looking for you? Now go show me some love on Insta, I’m waiting so eagerly 😀
Some of my most popular Instagram entries were complemented by stories on the blog. Read them here!
Soon Friday, yay! Happy weekend!