About Sunny Athens

Hello!

Andreas with friend

My name is Andreas, and I am a travel-lover Athenian journalist and entrepreneur.

I was born and raised in Athens, Greece, a city famous for its rich history. I studied Communication and Media Studies at the University of Athens and a few years later E-MBA at the University of Piraeus.

For more than a decade, I worked as a full-time journalist in one of Greece’s largest media groups. As in most jobs, I had to do more than I can remember; my main occupation, though, was always the city of Athens and its people.

However, no matter how much I enjoyed my job, I always had the feeling that I was missing something. Thus in 2016, after months and months of thinking, I decided to quit my job and open a new chapter in my life.

Traveling is my passion.

Until today, I have been involved in various projects, like organizing international sports events and creating several businesses with my childhood friends. You could say it’s a dream come true. Even now, though, my biggest passion is traveling no matter what I do.

Diving

My favorite route is the one from my home to the airport. I enjoy my coffee on the plane more than anything else. I look forward to getting on a ferry and stare at the blue sea towards an island. I can’t wait to travel by train and listen to my favorite music on my headphones.

Maybe I like traveling so much because its concept is the same as the one I try to have in my life. I always try to experience as many things as possible and make the most out of my available time. So, I am excited to wake up early in the morning, eat my breakfast, and wander by any means possible; on foot, by subway, car, bicycle, and electric scooters. I have no prejudices about what I will do; whatever I find interesting, it’s on my list.

Trip planning? I am in!

On the other hand, as much as I enjoy traveling, I equally enjoy planning a trip. Yes, I know it sounds strange. People usually have simpler passions. Nonetheless, I love to sit in front of my computer and spend countless hours searching for the best hotels, the attractions I want to visit, the best airfare, the food I want to try, the experiences I should not lose for any reason.

And not just for me – I enjoy doing the same for my friends and loved ones. When someone asks for my help to plan their trip, I always find the time. That’s my… strange passion, and I want to share it with the rest of the world through this page.

I believe that there is no better way to do it than with the city where I grew up, live, and love, Sunny Athens. All the recommendations you will find on this page are the same ones I follow for myself. I hope they will give you the practical tools needed to make smarter travel choices and organize the perfect trip.

Why Athens?

Sunrise at Acropolis

Every year millions of tourists arrive in Athens from all over the world. In 2019 alone, it is estimated that 6.3 million visitors came, a number expected to increase after the end of the pandemic. And it makes sense: Athens has a rich history, world-class museums, hotels and restaurants for all budgets, easy access, beautiful neighborhoods, vibrant nightlife, safety, and of course fantastic weather during most days of the year.

So whether you are planning your trip to Athens, or you are already in the city looking for fresh ideas, here you will find what you are looking for. If you follow what I recommend, you can be sure that you will leave Athens happy, having seen and done as much as possible at your own pace. Because travel is a life experience and each of us enjoys it in her/his way.

SunnyAthens.com is my passion, and I’m really glad you are here.

Enjoy,

Andreas.