The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel
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After an 8 & 1/2 ferry trip from Santorini, I finally arrived in Athens at midnight. The ferry was massive, easily held a couple of thousand at a guess. There wasn't many people leaving Santorini, but we had two stops, at Naxos and Paros and the ferry was then so over-filled that people were sitting on chairs in walkways, and anywhere else they …
The hotel room is very good and looks new (except for a hole in the bathroom wall where a handle has been taken out). Despite warnings it looks like you can flush toilet paper, although there is a receptacle as well. Maybe the plumbing was improved for the Olympics? We arrived around 11.00pm and there are not many cafes in this area – the …
Athens was surprisingly nice. We really had low expectations as nobody that had visited really spoke highly of the place. We felt it was very clean, dynamic, and a fun experience. The metro was immaculate as it was built years after other European countries so they were able to capitalize on all of the learned lessons of other countries. …
... could just imagine how it would be in July/August! We went to our hotel to drop off the shoes that we just bought because we were really close and since there was A/C in the room we stayed there for a while.
Later on since we had all the "administrative" things done we were ready to actually start exploring the city. Our first stop was the market where they had a lot of varieties of meat, spices and especially fish. Considering the surroundings, surprisingly everything ...
... the airport. Weird! Next train that comes by stops, and the driver peeks his head out to tell us there is no metro to the airport that day. FANTASTIC. We have to go find our way to the bus stop and buy a ticket, and catch our flight! Well this bus ride is a solid 45 minutes to the airport, and our flight was in an hour and 45 minutes. Talk about cutting it close. We eventually made it to the airport with a few minutes to spare. Next stop, Roma!
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City was surprising clean despite what others had told me. This hotel was very clean and the upstairs bar had a great view of Acropolis at night. Front desk was slightly rude at times. Fantastic breakfast buffet.
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