Astor Hotel Athens
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Friendly staff, conveniently located and fabulous views
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Fantastic breakfast at the hotel -- up on the 10th floor with a view to the Acropolis. Then we all had a wander through the Plaka to the base of the Acropolis. We enjoyed being awake before the masses so we could see the city getting ready for its day with streets being washed and scrubbed, wares being set out, and laundry being hung.
... courtyard to the Acropolis. I made sure to take a picture with the "carrie"atids J Michael gave us 15 minutes to explore on our own, so we walked to the water fountain and sat down! It was very hot and by that time very crowded with tourists. Next, we walked to get some ice cream and coffee before going to the Acropolis Museum just below. The museum is only a few years old and very aesthetically beautiful. It was very modern and felt like we were in America! The floor was glass ...
... artifacts found in Athens from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. The museum was neat because the floors are made of glass and you can look and see ancient ruins under the building. Soon these ruins will be open to the public. Acropolis Means the highest point in the town. The museum is full of pottery jars because Athenians are known for their pottery jars.
To end the day we were invited to Prof Camps house for dinner, We ...
... me the detail of marble Erechtheum was spectacular, particularly the Caryatids (women columns). From the top you get to see a fantastic panoramic view of Athens, on the day we visited, the clouds were grey giving it a "Zeus" feel to the area. After walking around for about an hour we decided to get some souvlaki for lunch and go home for some card games before dinner.
Our apartment was located in Psirri which known for its restaurants, bars, live music ...