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Travel Blogs from Athens
I spend approximately 6 weeks living in Athens (at a hotel) while interning for NBC at the 2004 Olympics. Definitely one of the best experiences of my life.
... of the city. They both provided gifts to the city ( sea port/water from Poseidon and an olive tree from Athena. The story then seems to differ a little from here, but basically the outcome is the cities' inhabitants voted and Athena won. It was during the period of approx 447 & 406 BC that the four main buildings of The Paethenon, the Propylaea,the Temple of Athina Nike and the Erechtheion were constructed. They were ...
Landed in Athens after a long 9 hour flight. Not 5 minutes out of the airport, we got into a fight with the taxi drivers...we wanted 1 cab for the 4 of us, they said we had to take 2 cabs because of all the luggage..this is after we saw a number of families with the same amount of luggage get into 1 cab...so they called the ...
... of 20 columns on each long side and three rows of 8 columns at each short end. It was first started in 500 BC, and after many stops and starts was finally finished in 132 BC with statues of Zeus and Emperor Hadrian inside when inaugurated. Our tour group is rounded up for the obligatory tour photo in front of the ruins with the Athens Acropolis in the background. The local stray cat wanders by and every time someone points a camera at it it walks over and starts meowing loudly. ...
... oil inside, into the hole and covered it up. In this way, the ancient Greeks/Romans stored various things like olive oil or possibly wine. After taking pictures from a walkway above the forum, we moved towards the center of the city's ruins and sang Sing Me To Heaven. Although again, it was fun to sing, after listening to the recording of the song, I have to come to think that maybe it was not our best performance to date. We stood in a circle and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking