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The outside was the best part. The hotel felt run down, especially the rooms which had NO view (a brick wall and the local cats) and very noisy air con. Hotel position was rather a long way from the old centre of Athens though very convenient for the museum & a very nice square with variety of good restaurants. Breakfast on rooftop was adequate & staff were ok.
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We caught the bus into the city for some sight seeing. First stop is the Acropolis which is the most important ancient site in the Western world, crowned by the Parthenon it stands sentinel over Athens. There are several entrances, we used the one that winds it's way up through the Theatre of Dionysos. In the 6th BC the annual festival of the Great Dionysia was held on the slopes of the Acropolis, masses of people attended ...
... monuments and a bustling modern city with the locals just living their lives. It is probably a different story in the height of summer. While there are some (other) obvious tourists they are not all English speakers and not in overwhelming numbers, even in Souvenir Row. I started at the Parliament Building and the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, headed toward the Acropolis with a detour to Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus and stops ...
... Athena. You need to use your imagination to
picture what it might have been like in Hellenic and Roman times, but it is
still very impressive. We then visited the theatre of Dionysos which is cut
into lower part of the hill. You could sit on the ancient marble seats
surrounding the stage, though the stage itself was roped off. We did not stay
too long as it was ...
... to redeem the flight made the extra couple hours more than worth it. We arrived in Athens without incident and made our way as has often been the case, by train/metro to the center of town. Within the past few years the Athens Metro had expanded out all the way to the airport which is nice because we could to take straight it into the city and only needed to make one simple metro line connection to get to Omonia station, the closest station to our hotel.
... to the hostel to replenish my rucksack with provisions to keep me going for the rest of the day. I jumped in a new set of outdoor clothing and had another cup of coffee. There I was, prepared for city's ancient attractions, starting with a must ones.
The Acropolis Hill, referred to as the - Sacred Rock of Athens , is the most important site of the city and is regarded as one of the most recognisable monuments of the world and the most ...