Travel Blogs from Athens
... destination was the Agora, the beating heart of ancient Athens.
The word Agora literally translates to meeting place, and was the centre of a persons social life in ancient times. The Agora hosted political events, military training, marketplaces and was even a place where citizens could exercise, or discuss the news of the day. The Agora was also used for ostracism, a strange tradition of ancient Athens in which citizens could be voted out of the city.
... sights, lots of restaurants, bars and shops. The hostel also offered a free walking tour around Athens which gave a great insight into all the major historical sights and I found particularly beneficial as only had one full day in Athens. My photos have more information if you are interested in learning more :-) I can say though that the city of Athens did surprise me and I always felt safe, really enjoyed exploring the historical sights and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere (and ...
What a stark contrast going from the perfectly planned and maintained streets of Dubai to the old yet charming maze of streets in Athens. Athens is layers upon layers of history in the city. We stayed in an area of the city called Plaka which is centrally located in the old city center and within walking distance to all of the various archaeological sites. The Plaka district had tons ...
... it is in good condition because the Christians could use it as a representation of one of their own stories - the one of the farmer that searches all over for the lost lamb. There are also decorations above the Acropolis that are now in the museum, including the battle between the Titans and the Olympians.
There's also a building that's dated from the fifth century dedicated to the naming of ...
... at the Acropolis, (and obligatory drinks), a lovely warm evening, with just a breeze to help, so out for a promenade round Plaka & Psiri backstreets - saw two men in a high-end leather store working on new products, and on display truly some of the finest bags ever. Eventually arrived at Tou Psirri Taverna, to give their menu a serious nudge this time, and we weren't disappointed. And currency movement is so noticeable, in particular Taverna dining & drinks are ...
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