Travel Blogs from Athens
Souvlaki Row, the name given to the pedestrian street in Athens that is the ultimate temple to Greek fast food - cheap, quick, and delicious, nothing makes you forget Transatlantic jet lag like the humble yet mighty souvlaki wrap! A soft, warm, and chewy pita stuffed with delicious, succulent, expertly-grilled meat and the freshest of veggies, all …
... us! It was still humid and felt a little too warm when walking all the way up the many hills to see the Acropolis but we got lucky today because, as our tour guide put it, it was not "blazing sun as usual" in Athens today. It was low 70s, overcast, and occasionally we had a couple of sprinkles but never anything that required an umbrella. Athens, by the way, lacks the beautiful grass and trees that we saw in Croatia yesterday. The only thing that seems ...
During the period October 2000 – June 2001 I was instructor in Culinary Art at the School of Tourism Education in Rhodes, Greece.”
The little chat we had was really interesting, but I could not leave without asking him two final questions.
“Give me one “credo” expressing the most in your life philosophy Dimitri.”
Dimitri humbly replies…
... to the piles of Greek food we ate. In other news, for Halloween we all put on fake mustaches and pretended to be my Dad. This was the most hilarious thing ever. The moral of the story is that vacation is best when with family (specifically my family), and I am way to exhausted for the busy month ahead.
Stay tuned for tales of the Italian cultural activities I will be participating in for class on Friday, and our trip to Venice this weekend! ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmazon Hotel Athens
Simple hotel in the business district, close to the tourist sites. Rooms and bathroom are a bit cramped, but was reasonably-priced for the area. It was difficult to sleep as there is currently construction going on; some appeared to be within the hotel and some from outside. Breakfast was mediocre.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Amazon Hotel Athens
Excellent location, very clean, but very small
We stayed in the Amazon Hotel for 3 nights in March 2006. The hotel location is excellent. Just 5 minutes walk from the metro and 15 minutes walk to major tourist attractions. Lot's of eating and shopping places around.
Most importantly, the room is very clean and the bathroom is newly / nicely renovated. Housekeeping is flawless and breakfast is pretty good for the price of Euros 85 a night we paid.
Hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The only drawback (although not significant in light of all its good points) is perhaps the very small room.
We highly recommend the hotel.
Great hotel but Americans have to do their homework
The Amazon Hotel does not have a big hall nor a big reception but this is not where you sleep, shower or watch.
Americans usually complain the rooms are small. If they would have done their homework, they would know that in general hotel rooms in Europe are smaller than in the US.
Price-quality wise, the Amazon is one of the best hotels you can get in Athens!
After spending hours on the internet looking for a decent hotel at a reasonable price in Athens, I decided on the Amazon Hotel because of the location and the good reviews it received. I wasn't disappointed!
We stayed at the Amazon on two occasions during our trip. We were allowed to check-in early without any problems.
We recently stayed at the Amazon after reading countless reviews from this site. It made the hotel seem great. Although we didn't really have a problem with the hotel itself, the reviews were higher then we would have rated it. The pictures of the hotel are very deceiving. Its a very small hotel on a side street. The pics made it look much larger than it was. There was no lobby to speak of and when we checked in, the "front desk" wasn't the most helpful nor did they have a map of the city. For any hotel, having a map of the city should be essential given all the tourists that flock to the city. The rooms were REALLY SMALL (which seems somewhat typical for Athens). Overall, it was OK but would not go back again. The prices weren't as great as advertised but the location is what you pay for. It was close to Plaka and a number of other areas.
We stayed at the Amazon hotel for three nights in late August. The hotel was great--the price was 100 euros a night, the rooms were very clean, there was good air conditioning and the location was perfect--midway between the Plaka and Syntagma Square.
Good Location, Excellent Hotel
A nice hotel, in a good location. Rooms were basic but comfortable, clean, recently redecorated and above expectation for 3* hotel. The location was excellent, within easy walking distance of bus and tram links as well as all the main sights and lots of restaurants.
Location and Price Unbeatable
We stayed here on our first visit to Athens. The English speaking staff was very helpful and friendly,and gave good advice and directions. Moderately priced in a great central location within 5-15 min walk of all the top historical and shopping areas in Athens. Was recommended to us by a native Greek. Comfortable, remodeled, and well air-conditioned rooms. Breakfast and all taxes are included in the quoted price.
Great Place to Stay
Great location...5 minute walk to the Plaka and the Syntagma transit station. The hotel looks recently renovated, and is very comfortable. Also, the hotel staff is very helpful. I recommend staying here.
Clean, good location, pretty good prices
The Amazon was a decent place to stay. We found a pretty good rate, and a light meal was included in our rate. The rooms were good size, and the air conditioning worked very well. Small bathroom, but it worked well. Clean hotel, with English-speaking staff. I would stay here again.