Travel Blogs from Athens
... on the cliffs. The small church at the top, along with the view and the restaurant obviously sees many weddings. we saved the views for later. Liquid refreshments were the priority here, followed by our first taste of 'moussaka', which turned out to be better than expected. Somehow eggplant always tastes the same, no matter what you do to it. Earl ate half of the portion, still cannot believe it was eggplant. Now that the sweat no longer blinded our viewing, it was ...
... divide and conquer. So with the map in hand and cameras at the ready we hit the streets. Our first stop on our walking tour was the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Zeus' temple was the largest in Greece, even exceeding the Parthenon in size with 104 Corinthian columns each 17 meters high; only 15 of which still stand today. On the northwest corner of the sanctuary the Athenians honoured Hadrian by building an arched gateway which was a ...
Arrived in Athens mid afternoon to a perfect weather day ... 26C. Hotel is quite nice and centrally located, and after a reviving shower, a few of us went off to buy a nice plate, glass cup, candle holders and coloured cloth as our faithful tour leaders (who for the past few days have been flat out organising other stuff) forgot to bring any 'stuff' for celebrating masses!! So luckily, a few of the REL's in the group ...
... sitting down in the seats.
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"Boy it's just a puzzle and the pieces they are scattered on the floor,
It's a silly little game and the sentences are scribbled on the wall,
You think you have the time to wash off all the ugly lies,
But the bottom of the matter is it takes up all your time.
Takes up all your time..."
... treat. At dinner we were able to dance Greek dances with the professionals themselves! After dinner we explored Athens streets and the local bakery to try baklava and other Greek treats.
When we got back to the hotel we all met on top of the hotel garden and said our goodbyes.
"People don't take trips, trips take ...
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
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
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