Peaky Barbers – a reliable and great barber shop in Athens, Greece

I know going to a barber shop has nothing to do with travel, or being a woman. But let’s face it, most of us consider our hubby as our first “child” after marriage. And one of the needs of a man is a barber. I’ve been looking and booking appointments for my hubby for more than 10 years already. Not that he can’t do it but let’s just say, I love being involved when it comes to his haircut as well. It’s another thing we could talk about, and we love talking. Just talking about everything.

There had been a trend during the Pandemic of men growing their hair due to not being able to visit a barber. I used to shave Jeff’s hair during the first few months until we realize that the Pandemic is going to last longer than we anticipated. (I guess this wasn’t only our case, right?!) And so, he decided to simply let it grow. Let it grow so much that if you look only at his head from behind, he’ll be mistaken for a lady.🤪

And so this trip to Europe happened. And well, why not have a haircut in Athens? We’d be taking many photos for sure and I guess he didn’t want to get reminded of how scruffy his hair looked like. After much research and simply relying on reviews on websites, he decided to settle with Peaky Barbers. Such a catchy name, right?

I was impressed by how great the shop looks and even the barbers are well dressed! It was so different than the barber shops we go to here in Singapore. It has style and everything. You know they mean business, great business when it comes to cutting hair just by judging from their shop.

The front door of Peaky Barbers (Koukaki Branch)

Thank God we chose the right barber. Jeff was indeed very satisfied with their service. His barber, Peter, even gave him a free trim of his mustache and growing goaty.

Look at all that hair!!!

Jeff was truly impressed by his experience. Besides nailing the haircut he wanted, it’s the kind of haircut service that he wanted, meticulous and not in a hurry. He for sure had paid way less than the service he received. 

We visited their Koukaki branch and would think twice about going back again if only Greece is just a bus ride away!

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’
hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla
in collaboration with Zariya Healings.

Conquering Philopappos Hill – A Hiking Adventure in Athens, Greece

Do note that this trip was made last year, so excuse us with our masks and don’t get alarmed.

The pandemic is over✌️

As may know, we’ve come to love nature walking/hiking since the Pandemic. It’s safe to say that it made us realize that there’s much more to see in the red small do than just the malls connected to almost every MRT station. Singapore is actually also a green city and you’ll be amazed how much greenery this small city has to offer. It wouldn’t feel that small. Check out our Singapore adventures below to see more on this.

Unplanned 11km Nature Walk at MacRitchie trail

Quick and Easy Trail walk along Rail Corridor

A trip to the Summit of Singapore

Exploring Hindhede Nature Park

We surprised the girls by going on a hike on our vacation. They knew little about Greece and were on vacation so I’m pretty sure hiking is the least that they expected. We usually just stroll around.

I myself wasn’t quite sure where we were heading and just followed along. Our real plan was to explore the Acropolis the next day and today was supposed to be a free and easy walk around.

I must say, Philopappos Hill is worth the hike. Seeing the Acropolis from afar and the city of Athens, while the cold wind blows through your face, is an amazing experience and such a delight in our eyes.

Philopappos Hill is truly a special place in Athens, Greece, offering a captivating blend of historical significance and natural beauty. This ancient hill, named after the Roman prince Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos, holds immense cultural and archaeological importance. The hill is home to the Philopappos Monument, an impressive mausoleum dedicated to Philopappos, which stands as a testament to the rich history of the area.

Beyond its historical allure, Philopappos Hill also offers breathtaking panoramic views of Athens. From its summit, visitors are treated to a stunning vista that includes iconic landmarks such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the sprawling cityscape. The hill’s lush greenery, charming walking paths, and peaceful atmosphere create an ideal setting for nature lovers and hikers seeking a tranquil escape from the bustling city below.

With its combination of ancient heritage, mesmerizing views, and serene surroundings, Philopappos Hill holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and tourists alike, leaving an indelible impression on all who venture to its heights.

As we walked our way down we passed by a lot of picturesque areas, with amazing views even the girls appreciated it. We ended up on this cobalt stone with some prayer on the loudspeaker. This was a surreal feeling. As we walked more, we were surprised that we were actually at the bottom of the Acropolis already. Guess that’s what you get when you choose to stay in a great location, attractions are nearer than you think. 

Well, it was quite a long walk in reality and not for those who are used to walking. Our nature walks have surely helped us not notice how much we walked that day. We ended our day with our first Greek meal at a restaurant called God’s Restaurant just opposite Acropolis Museum.

A very satisfying meal indeed that even the kids are impressed! haha. And of course, having children means ending a meal with ice cream as dessert!

Have you been to Athens as well? If so, which part of your trip did you love the most? I’d love to hear about your experience too!

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’
hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla
in collaboration with Zariya Healings.