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... This is partially out of interest and also to be able to read some of the signs, although to be fair many are bilingual. This morning I even picked up a free Greek paper, to try and familiarize myself with reading the alphabet.
Sipping the last dregs of our coffees, Nathan and I set out for our days adventures. Our first stop of the day was all the way across town on the North side of Athens. On our way we passed by the University of Athens, which has several ...
... bite to eat before getting back on the coach at 4:30. When we got back to the hotel, we started packing up all our bags as this was our last night with this Topdeck tour :( I had a nap from 7:30-8:30 and by that time the Goodies we had ordered had arrived. Goodies is like Greek maccas but better! They had actual proper burgers, and amazing scoopy chips. So we headed up to the terrace when that arrived and had our last meal together, not everyone was there, ...
... for the duration of our trip. The cocktails are fantastic and the bar tenders know so many drink combinations! The ship isn't all that big, but it is ok. The pools are small and the water rocks with the ocean, so I decided probably best for me to steer clear of these to avoid sickness! Sarah and I killed the afternoon by getting a buffet lunch on deck and then playing roulette in the casino. ...
... 8217;s choice –at 17.00. Certainly count this in –I highly recommend it. I cannot remember tasting something similar! We also tried the Grilled Cuttlefish for 12.00 euros. It was so juicy and tender!
We had a glass each of Sauvignon Blanc Escapades for 10.50. You should certainly try this wine. We have had it back in a winery in South Africa where I spent one and a half months and instantly recalled memories. It is one of my favourite, characterized ...
... jandles and no helmet – crazy I know but in Greece it is not law to wear a helmet and so many people choose not too! We were both a little lost so thankfully we had found each other. We rode a little further then we finally found the tyre shop. The man was very helpful and could replace both tyre’s today, we left the bike in his capable hands and made our way to the train station. 5.30euro for 2 return tickets into the heart of Athens! ...
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As a person that relies heavily on the reviews of Tripadvisor.com and the forums that we have at our disposal here on this website, i wanted to make sure that i wrote a detailed review of the hotels we visited on our honeymoon just a few weeks ago (I apologize ahead of time for the lengthy review). This is information about the Hotel Hera and i hope it helps you all with your decision making!
Stayed five nights at the Hera Hotel in September 2005. We booked a standard double room. If you want a view of the Acropolis, you MUST request it in advance. The fifth floor is the floor of preference. Our room was modern and adequate. The hotel has a convenient location, within easy walking distance of the Acropolis, the Plaka and Metro station. The breakfast was very good. The hotel staff, although friendly, did not go out of their way to accommodate. The Roof Garden staff, on the other hand, were exceptionally friendly.
We took a metered cab to the Airport for 24 Euro.
This is worth the long reading if you have any intention of reserving a room here.
The hotel is nice (brand new and clean rooms) and the location is good (close to Acropolis, Plaka, and other major attractions, and it is a quiet street). Staff is courteous and very professional (international style: 'Greek flavor' is missing).
Wonderful hotel in a perfect location!
Like many hotels in Athens, Hotel Hera was renovated for the 2004 Olympic games. They did an excellent job. For about $140 (US) a night, we got a hotel that appears brand new. The rooms are spotless, slightly bigger than the average Euro room and feature king-sized beds if you want one. The decor is beautiful and the bathrooms are roomy with marble all over. There's a rooftop bar that offers a great view of the Acropolis and a nice taverna that offers a complimentary full breakfast. The best thing about the hotel, however, might be the location. Not only are the Plaka and the Acropolis within walking distance, but the Akropoli Metro station is literally a two minute walk. We would stay there again without hesitation.
What a nice surprise the Hotel Hera was. My cousin who lives in Athens suggested that we stay there. She knew it had been remodeled for the Olympics and that it was the first venture into the hotel business for the owners. The people at the desk couldn't have been more pleasant. We arrived at 1:00 am due to plane delays and they were waiting for us with open arms. We had two double connecting rooms because we have two children and they were able to accomodate this. As you may well know, many european hotels do not have connecting rooms. Although the rooms were very small, we did have a nice view of the Acropolis. A room with a view is not necessary here because the rooftop restaurant has a lovely view as well. We had booked a cruise with an early morning departure and they had two taxis waiting for us just as we had requested the night before. I would definately stay here again. For the price in Athens, you can't beat it. We had to stay near the airport for one night and we paid 100 euros more for that room which wasn't any bigger or nicer at the Sofitel. Take my word for it. I've been to Greece 5 times and I know what's out there.
The Hotel Hera is newly renovated (June 2004) and is an extremely modern hotel. We stayed in room 502 which had a private balcony with a view of the Parthenon on the Acropolis.
Fabulous Hotel, certainly not a scam!
My mother and myself have just arrived back from a 4 night break at this wonderful Athens Hotel. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the room was excellent, beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. Excellent location for the Acropolis and Plaka Area.
Newly renovated hotel just outside of Plaka with view of Acropolis. Due to low tourist activity during the olympic, we were able to get a double room for 100 euro (typical rates are 400 euro/night). Only hotel I know of that doesn't charge for internet use. Staff were courtesy and accomandating.
Please beware - if you are considering booking at the Hotel Hera in Athens via an internet booking site such as (commercial URL) (as we did) DON'T, as this is an internet scam. We arrived in Athens just after midnight and made our way from the airport to the Hera hotel - the hotel does exist, but it is not the 2 star, 65 Euro a night hotel promised on the net, but rather a 5 star, 300 Euro per night hotel that will have no record of your booking. The man at the front desk told us that this happens quite often - people come in with a bogus confirmation number, having paid between 40 and 80 Euros per night. In fact, he said that the while the hotel was closed last year for renovations, people were still showing up with so called confirmation numbers. It took emails with our credit card company, and a report to the Athens tourist police to get our $$ back - you have been warned!!