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Travel Blogs from Athens
... and yogurt type stuff, and cheese.
Our goals mostly accomplished, we consult the guidebook one last time and see a picture of a cemetery with a grave marker called the "Sleeping Lady" and we think it how funny to have our "sleeping lady" Katie pose with it. We head over to the First Cemetery of Athens and walk through the gates and just pick a path. Only about 150 yards in, we find the Sleeping Lady, take our ...
... appetizers such as taramasalata (fish egg dip) to larger entrees, such as souvlaki (chicken on a skewer). Last night's dinner was topped off with kataifi, described accurately as a hairy bakalava.
We are off to go island hopping for several days, but we will be back in a week to wrap up our Athens experience.
Tomorrow we abandon urban life to explore the quiet of the Greek Islands. (And no, I'm not talking about Mykonos.)
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... heading out for a group dinner. The restaurant was in a great spot! Up a hill looking back at the town. Sunset was amazing! Really really beautiful! I had heard a lot about Santorini sunsets and it didn't disappoint. People even cheer when the sun goes down coz it's so impressive! After dinner we went to a bar for a few drinks and a dance before checking out some of the shops and heading back to the ...
... of original tree provided by Athena. After wandering down the southern slope of the park and looking a small amphitheatre and a few more ruins, we decided to board the green hop off hop on train. The train makes its way around the streets that surround the Acropolis and through the area that is the Plaka. While not the best tour in the world, it did provide us with a chance to see some of the sites while resting our feet. From our carriage, we were able to get a ...
... to get euros. It was a bit frightening walking back because it was very dark and many homeless men live between the restaurant and the hotel. We found the Atm and headed back to the hotel. Greek people are very persuasive and try to get you to eat in their shops. When went back to the hotel rooftop where there is a small bar and restaurant to enjoy the nighttime view of the Acropolis. We ordered drinks. I had a Water Melon (not Watermelon!!!) Cocktail which tasted exactly like a ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $106
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $139
- Wonderful Hotel - an oasis of calm compared to the heat and chaos of the city
- Very Nice Place
- The most immaculate hotel ever
1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $163
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $81
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $125
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $385
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $103
- A Cruise/Conference Hotel
- Big Hotel
- Good Hotel, Nice breakfast and toiletteries
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $159
- This hotel is super, and I know what I talk about
- Greco Imperial OK, No local flavor
- Dissapointed-definetely not a 5 star hotel.
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $114
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $127
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- 3 blocks from acropolis--great location
- Best Part of this hotel was the bartender, Fotis
- Close to Acropolis, but average hotel
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $212
- Enjoyed my stay....
- Quite Impressed! Really Enjoyed Our Stay
- There is no rooftop pool!!
Αθήνα 6, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $46
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $68
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $166
- Excellant hotel
- Great Value and Wonderful Location
- Incredibly Perfect Location - Luxurious & Fun
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $53
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price