Travel Blogs from Athens
Chegámos a Atenas às 05:30, assim que saímos do aeroporto para a rua deu logo para sentir a temperatura ateniense, estava um "bafo" muito quente àquela hora da manhã.
Fomos de táxi para Atenas, para o Hotel Apollo. Como mencionava nos sites, o custo do táxi do aeroporto para Atenas foi de 35,00€, mas nós pagámos quase 40,00€, …
Checked out bus to Delphi and train to Corinth to plan the trip in a couple days. Rode metro and tram to beach and did a program, walked in old Athens district and along foot of Acropolis. !7 stops on tram from the Parliament building to the beach by the way.
Not much happened on this day as we were in the air. Long flight though and Dee didn't get any sleep, until the wine kicked in..lol
Left Singapore in 30c heat with 95% humidity, landed in Munich where it was 7c. All of the people laughed at us when we came in with t shirts and jandals. Arrived in Athens 2 hours later and back to 30c heat, …
DAY 1 After arriving in Patras we booked our train tickets to Athens with a stop to switch trains in Kiato. We had originally planned to go to Olympia but there was really no time, so we headed straight for Athens. The train system in Greece is much more antiquated than the ones we had been used to. They are more like buses that run on rails and …
... probably be there for many more years. Workers were busy grinding stone and working on various parts of the structures the entire time we were there.
All that activity doesn't take away from the other structures on the Acropolis or the Parthenon. It's so huge it's hard to understand how it was built and the intelligence it took to put it together. Walking around the entire site there are ruins of Roman era statues as well ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsApollo Hotel Athens
Welllllll, I would have not given it the 3 star rating it has otherwise it was a great hotel, nice people, but not much more than a hostel with your own 3x5 bathroom and 8x10 room. Very clean though. Side step into shower and to sit on toilet. Free breakfast (I hope so) It looks like what is not eaten is saved for next day and selection table is like at home you set out plates and bowls so guests can help themselves. Its free so again what can you say. WiFi is free and works great from your room.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Apollo Hotel Athens
Mir hat der Aufenthalt im Apollo Hotel in Athen sehr gut gefallen. Es liegt in der Nähe der U-Bahnstation Metaxagorio. Die Zimmer waren sauber und mit Fernseher, Klimaanlage, großartigen Betten, Kühlschrank und Safe ausgestattet.
Non tornerei più all'Hotel Apollo perchè le stanze al primo e al se condo piano ( questa è stata la nostra esperienza) erano esposte al traffico notturno di Atene. In pratica era esattamente come dormire sulla strada:tutta notte frenate, motori, clacson!!!!!!
chambre tres propre et petite douche comme partout en grece (j'ai fais 6 hotels un peu partout dans les iles) .Les lits sont propres et confortables.Femme de chambre tres tres tres ordonnée.Le premier soir apres 15 heures de vol et d'attente dans des aeroports.je ne fais que vider la valise n'importe comment pour prendre des vetements et le lendemain, je rentre et tout est tres bien placé (on aurais dit ma mere).
The Apollo was great. Clean, nice staff.
I loved staying at the Apollo Hotel, in Athens. It was very close to the Metaxagorio Underground station. It had clean, nice rooms with TV, A/C, great beds, refrigerator, safe (included). The breakfast was great, the top of the building was a patio with a bar that is so romantic and gorgeous, you can see all of Athens and the Acropolis at night is amazing. All of the staff is very friendly and there is internet that is cheap. Me and my Mom stayed there 9 days and never were dissatisfied at all. The outside temp. was 110 degrees (or 40-45), so the A/C was necessary. I would definitely stay there again. : )
We're a young gay couple and stayed at Apollo Hotel for 2 nights, before going to Mykonos.
The Hotel was very nice, and very well located. About 1 or 2 minutes from the Metro.
We had a room with a great view to the Acropole. There's some noise outside all night, but, tired of walking as we were, we fall asleep as we touch the bed!
We think that the breakfast was nice! A little bit of everything for every tastes.
The personal was very friendly and helpful.
A nice hotel to stay.
Good place to stay if you're watching your money
The hotel staff is very friendly and accomodating. The rooms are small (the smallest shower in the world!) but clean. Wifi if you go to the lobby. Make sure to ask for a room in the back. The ones in the front are extremely noisy. A good deal for the money. The location is nothing special but if you're looking for something under $100, this works very well.
Great Hotel. Ideally located close to metro and within walking distance from Omonia.
Rooms were clean and tidy and the housekeepers were amazing each day, arranging things perfectly.
Only downside is that the Hotel is on busy street, so people may find noise hard to sleep thru. I had no problem.
Try the Greek taverna behind the Hotel opposite...lovely food at a cheap price.
We just returned from Athens, and had a great experience with this hotel! The reception staff was amazingly helpful, especially the day receptionist. We had a problem with a tour group that we had booked a day trip with, and the receptionist very kindly dealt with the situation with the Greek only speaking staff of the tour company. Rooms were clean, and had a great view of the Acropolis. Better service than some 5 star resorts I have stayed in.
Excellent view of the Acropolis from our room. Close to metro, train, supermarket, laundromat and kiosks. Internet available in lobby (with charge). Very friendly and helpful staff - Dimitrios was wonderful, with plently of tips and advice. Can get a bit noisy as the rooms overlook a main route for morning commuters.