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Travel Blogs from Athens
... many of them marred by scaffolding and cranes. The way the ancient ruins jut out on a hill above the urban sprawl, and the scale of the Parthenon were quite impressive. Walking around town I had to agree with the reports that Athens is not a pretty city! A concrete jungle of dilapidated buildings, you could draw comparisons to Rome, but that would be a slap in the face to Rome! While Rome's age gives it charm, Athens looks ...
... been nice to have a little more time up at the acropoli just to take it all in. Greece has really suffered over the recent years and has been bailed out by the EU so it's not a rich country by any means. This is really evident on the streets of Greece, you see families begging and kids playing instruments asking for money with stray dogs everywhere. That side of Greece is super sad. Our favorite site was the acropolis it just had a magical feeling about ...
... pottery shards to aid in dating.
We really had a once in a lifetime chance to get to tour with Dr. Camp through the agora and some of the archaeological sites that he worked on. Dr. Camp had a knack for making ancient history immediately relevant, and his fascination with ancient Greece really came through in his discussion of various aspects of the culture. This meeting was probably the most memorable of the many highlights of this trip.
... rows of these meat shops in this market( I counted about 60 in all) and then the next section was the fish market in a similar style, but the smell at the entrance to this one lead Jeff and I to decide to miss it and head over to the fruit and vege market for some lovely fresh fruit for tea! One observation in Greece and several countries in europe is how behind the times they are with their mobile phones, compared to Australia and other countries we have ...
... on the scooters, especially when Dan was driving on the wrong side of the road! Had showers and then the 'scooter gang' headed out on a mission for tea. Went over to a different port and had a yummy tea - seafood platter for entree, then pasta for main and a free baklava and raki shot. Returned the scooters then headed back to camp for bed. Early start again tomorrow to catch the ferry. Bought some fruit for brekky instead of trying to eat the inedible in the ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $106
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $139
- 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 $163
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $81
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $125
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $385
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $103
- A Cruise/Conference Hotel
- Big Hotel
- Good Hotel, Nice breakfast and toiletteries
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $159
- 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 $87
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $114
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $127
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- 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 $104
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $212
- Enjoyed my stay....
- Quite Impressed! Really Enjoyed Our Stay
- There is no rooftop pool!!
Αθήνα 6, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $46
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $68
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $166
- 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 $124
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price