Hotel Athens Connection
Travel Blogs from Athens
When I think of Greece, I think of warm and sunny and beautiful. Guess what - in December, it's not actually warm. All three of us absolutely froze last night - I ended up digging my silk sleeping bag liner out of my pack and sleeping in that, under my blankets. Mariella slept in her coat. Crazy! We've already decided to turn the heat on tonight. After a quick breakfast, I set off to find a walking tour that departed from a hostel in Monastiraki, which is about ...
... dinner. Sitting on the balcony, I looked up in enough time to see 3 teenage boys holding their toothbrushes and getting ready to make a deposit onto the balcony above me. They ran back inside when they noticed I was watching.
Drums and laughter seemed to keep me awake all night long.
At breakfast, in the hotel for the only time, a parade of teenagers arrived. The class trip from somewhere had arrived and took over the hotel. we're outta here!
... going on and on: "You can not sit on the monument, only stand on the monument, heaven forbid your bottom touches the monument...." Too funny, and so the jokes began.
Our next stop was the one I was looking most forward to. The Panathenatic Stadium. One of the oldest in the world and the only stadium ever built entirely of marble. It was originally constructed 330BC and then between 140-44 AD was restored into the form it was found as during the ...
... We did have some takeover bids but the group stayed firm! The lovely Wood family from England, Simon, Jackie and their son George were great company - they occupied the back seat from day one. Hope George is a lot better now after a run in with a flu bug in transit. John from Aus kept us entertained with his jokes, puns and singing for every occasion. Mark from Canada added his style to the mix and my room mate Dawn made up the group. ...
... t believe it. Needless to say we bought the fish too! If anyone wants to see his work, you can go to his website... http://www.yannisouvatzoglou.gr He is extremely talented and we spent a great deal of time with him learning about he and his family. He also does a lot of corporate sculptures for multinational companies for their sales awards. If you are ever in Athens stop by to see his work and say hello...and buy something! Tomorrow we fly to Istanbul, ...
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