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Travel Blogs from Athens
... tour and went inside like the Temple of Zeus, the Agora and Temple of Hephaestus and Hadrians Library. The Temple of Hephaestus is amazing as it is pretty much all intact. The Temple of Zeus doesnt have too many columns left standing but its easy to imagine how huge it was and its still pretty impressive.
After that it was time for the Acropolis! You walk past various other ruins on the way up the hill like an ancient theatre. There ...
... into a market area nearby and had a long, icy fizzy drink - and a long glass of iced water. We bought some grapes and bananas for lunch and then headed to the National Archaeological Museum. The temperature today was 34 degrees and the long walk started to take its toll on Chris and when we arrived at the museum she decided to sit down and rest while Bruce went through the museum. The rest helped Chris ...
... past the Acropolis down to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's arch - both built well over 2000 years ago: amazing. We then walked up to Syntagma Square, the political centre of the city, now home to peaceful protests about Greece's financial crisis. There is the Greek parliament building and unknown solider memorial here also. In our free time we went up to the Acropolis - an ancient citadel high above the city of Athens. The most ...
... This was a low-key three-plus days. We saw most of the must-see sights, museums and ruins. But we did it at a leisurely pace, shopping a bit, returning to the hotel for a little down-time, and even getting in a couple of runs or walks. The pace seemed to reflect the imminent end of the trip: there's always, on longer vacations it seems, a sense of winding down - of the air slowly seeping out of the big beach ball that was once such a highly ...
... definitely eaten my way around Europe with contiki. I probably need to lose about 8kg to fit my jeans again haha. After dinner we had a few drinks together at our favourite spot on the ship, the horizon bar on the 12th deck before a quick stop in the casino then bed. I was knackered after the last 3 weeks of travel so fell asleep pretty quickly. Apparently the ship was rocking around a lot so the rest of the group weren't so lucky. We had an early wake up call to ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Monastiraki, Athens | 2 star hostelfrom $26
- Roof top bar
- Athenstyle hostels
- Great roof top area
Makriyanni, Athens | Hostelfrom $23
- Decent stay
- Its a great place to stay …
- Great location, awesome st…
Syntagma Square, Athens | Hostelfrom $31
- Great location
- Hostel Fine
Victoria Square, Athens | Hostelfrom $17
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hostelfrom $21
- A good cheap option.
- Unfriendly staff and old
Αθήνα 1, Athens | Hostelfrom $16
Αθήνα 1, Athens | Hostelfrom $18
Monastiraki, Athens | Hostelfrom $26
Αθήνα 3, Athens | Hostelfrom $28
Αθήνα 1, Athens | Hostelfrom $19
- Clean but full of liars
Syntagma Square, Athens | Hostelfrom $30