Travel Blogs from Athens
... directly down on to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate. A very efficient underground railway system made it easy to travel around, though we found our hotel was in walking distance of many attractions, shops and restaurants. We had dinner in the Plaka- the old city - in what can only be described as some lovely traditional Greek restaurants. Very ambient, with the floodlit Acropolis in the background. Many ...
... to have some coffee where a guy offered us half price deck chairs 5 Euros for 2 (normally 5 each). On all the beaches now you have to pay for deck chairs and umbrellas to sit on the beach but we were fine with that as it was very comfortable. The water fortunately is the same as we remembered, very clear and you could see little fish close to shore.
After about 20 minutes Daisy saw K & K arriving so I ran over and got them. We ...
... br> Well surprise surprise, every other tourist had that trump card today too. Now the AC was struggling to keep every one cool…only one thing left to do, grab a cold icy drink, cruise to all the sites, and head home to an icy cold bedroom.
Athens is also home to some amazing food, which we were lucky to get hold of. Where do I start… Amazing salads, amazing seafood, amazing meat (pork and chicken), moussaka, spanakopita, ...
... not to anger the gods or wind updrafts. We went to this famous rock near the acropolis where St. Paul gave his first sermon to Athens. He made fun of them by saying how silly how many gods they had. Athens even had an alter to an unknown god and Paul said that was silly. I also learned cool stuff like basically everyone in 300 was gay (that's why they fought hard for each other). The spartan soldiers had only male relationships before marriage and ...
... next visit, the Acropolis Museum. I paid my fare of 5 euros to get in, I then made my way into the first collection; the 'Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis'. This collection involves sanctuaries that were found on the slopes of Acropolis and objects that were used by Athenians in everyday life in all histrorical periods. I had a good look around feeling so involved with all this history until; I went upstairs to the Archaic Gallery. I read that the Archiac Period ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $234
- 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 $144
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $96
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $280
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $111
- A Cruise/Conference Hotel
- Big Hotel
- Good Hotel, Nice breakfast and toiletteries
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotel
- 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 $64
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $155
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $150
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $77
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- 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 $98
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $214
- Enjoyed my stay....
- Quite Impressed! Really Enjoyed Our Stay
- There is no rooftop pool!!
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $50
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $98
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $131
- 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 $112
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price