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... town mascot. His name is Petros II, and he is a giant pelican. He was almost as tall as me, and about as wide. Petros I was hit by a car about ten years ago, so we met his heir. Petros II followed us all around the island, and became our best friend. Also, he was huge.
... br> The next morning, after a slow start, we jumped on the bikes and headed into Fira. This is the main town on the island but we had been told not to spend much time here as it is mainly restaurants and bars. This was very true and the town was overflowing with tourists. There were several cruise ships in port and it seemed every single passenger was in town! We walked through town to the path that ran along the cliff and admired the super posh hotels and ...
... very quickly. In July or August, see a lot of stuff very quickly and sweat 3 liters of water.
We started our day with a Rick Steve's walking tour that Shana had picked out before we left. Getting off the Metro at Syntagma Square in front of the Parliament we headed down the main pedestrian street in central Athens. This street is called Erdou and even if you try and pronounce it in your head it wont sound right. Pretty much everything in ...
... has some zingers. Last but not least we saw the temple to Apollo itself, which, in spite of being in relatively poor condition by comparison to some things we've seen, was pretty nifty. I should note that I was too busy reading Plato and looking at the archaeology to be with another group of Wheaties that found a fox cub on the grounds and took pictures of his adorable fluffiness, and yes I was saddened immensely by this.
We eventually climbed down ...
... of guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier, stopping for breakfast in Plateia Syntagmatos (park were all the future Greek riots would take place), visiting numerous ruin sites including Ancient Agora; second biggest ruin site to the Acropolis, Zeus’s Temple, Roman Agora and of course the Acropolis. Taking a note out of the Lonely planet guide, outside the Acropolis on the huge boulder hill that everyone ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $117
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $114
- Wonderful Hotel - an oasis of calm compared to the heat and chaos of the city
- Very Nice Place
- The most immaculate hotel ever
1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $164
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $133
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $343
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $111
- A Cruise/Conference Hotel
- Big Hotel
- Good Hotel, Nice breakfast and toiletteries
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotel
- This hotel is super, and I know what I talk about
- Greco Imperial OK, No local flavor
- Dissapointed-definetely not a 5 star hotel.
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $64
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $96
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $119
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $77
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- 3 blocks from acropolis--great location
- Best Part of this hotel was the bartender, Fotis
- Close to Acropolis, but average hotel
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $98
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $115
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $214
- Enjoyed my stay....
- Quite Impressed! Really Enjoyed Our Stay
- There is no rooftop pool!!
Αθήνα 6, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $39
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $50
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $98
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $131
- Excellant hotel
- Great Value and Wonderful Location
- Incredibly Perfect Location - Luxurious & Fun
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $53
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $112
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price