When we were faced with the decision to either go to Albania or stay in Greece, we decided to stay in Greece. There must have been something in the air on Corfu island because we weren’t ready to leave yet.
For this leg of our backpacking trip, we decided to continue onwards to Athens, Meteora, and Thessaloniki, where we would try to, as much as possible, stick to our $90 CAD per day budget. We were leaving the good luxurious family vacation life to once again continue our cheap backpacking trip around Greece. But, we knew that to fully appreciate Greece we needed to know a bit more about her history.
Getting to know Greece’s history
I hated ancient history during high school, but I think a couple days in Greece single handedly made me realize how interesting it could be. Being on the road for a while, I was starting to suffer from ruins-boredom, so I needed a way to reignite my interest. These three documentaries not only armed me with the intel to appreciate Athen’s ruins, they excited me enough to go outside in the heat and explore:
- Secrets of the Parthenon
- BBC’s documentary Who were the Greeks? pt. 1 (2013)
- BBC’s documentary Who were the Greeks? pt. 2 (2013)