Travel Blogs from Athens
... a central city in the Greek speaking Byzantine Empire, which existed until 1453 with the fall of Constantinople. Ruled over by an Emperor, who was held to be Gods representative on earth by the Orthodox Church, the Byzantine Empire stretched across much of Southeastern Europe and well into Asia.
The Byzantine museum was quite well laid out, in a beautiful and modern building. All of the exhibits had plaques in English and Greek, and were quite well written ...
... daiquiris, wine and shots, followed by traditional Greek dancing and plate smashing this was soon changed and the night continued into the early hours of the morning which involved plenty more shots and even smoking some shisha! The next day we went on a full day boat cruise around the island of Anti-Paros on Alexandros Boat. The day included BBQ lunch on the beach, lounging in the sun, snorkelling and swimming in the clear blue, listening to tunes and drinking LOTS of wine. ...
... archaeological sites such as the Temple of Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, Hadrian's Arch, and the Roman Agora. You don't need to spend much time in the city to notice that Athens is home to a lot of stray dogs and cats. Most of them hang around the archaeological sites and the outdoor cafes looking for food. They all look very well fed and we even saw dog and cat food sitting out for them ...
... the buildings of the law courts, the senate, the senator's dining hall, the mint, and the archives, among other things.
Greek roads were mostly made of gravel, and layers were built up for over 1000 years. There was siding on the roads that acted as gutters, and the main road - the processional way for the Panathena festival - ran diagonally to the Acropolis.
An interesting point that Dr. Camp made was the development of theater and the role that the Agora played in ...
Today was a big day of travel. After saying farewell to all the lovely staff at the hotel we headed for the port to catch the ferry to Naples. Fiona's trip ends today so we had to say farewell to each other when we got off the ferry 55357; We have had so much fun together it will be weird on my own for the next ten days. I jumped in a taxi to get to the airport. ...
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