Travel Blogs from Athens
... that tows or pushes a variety of implements or trailers / trays.
the city is such a contradiction and at the same time it says it all.
Police escorted a motorcade of one car in rush hour this morning. Caused absolute chaos, but in that rush hour there a pedal tricycles carrying families and donkey carts and rotary hoe powered carryalls, as well as huge trucks, scooters and the rest of the normal traffic and us just trying to get through safely without hitting or ...
... in Athens before meeting the rest of the tour group at 6pm. We caught a taxi from the airport to the city centre, which we had trouble communicating to the driver. It was 34 degrees, and because my body has been acclimatised to English weather I was not used to the heat. We found a cafe to get some lunch and walked around some of the local shops. By 3.30pm we were hot and thirsty, so found somewhere to sit down and get a cold ...
... You could see various artwork carved in the marble. The intricate artwork evokes how important beauty was to the ancient Greeks. From the top of the Acropolis not only do you see the city but you can also see several other monuments like the Temple of Zeus, Thissio, Panathinkaiko Stadium (which housed the first Olympic games), and more. We decided to ditch our tour guide and tour the Acropolis on our own, ...
... cheese. I took the waiters recommendation and ordered the grilled squid. OMG!! The presentation was unbelievable! It was a WHOLE squid! Too bad I can't post a photo of it till home. It was tender and delicious. Sarah had wonderful tuna, Rick Salmon , Marty crawfish and shrimp croquettes. Free, the waiter brought us all a serving of greek yogurt covered in honey. Great finish. One of the families from our tour was also eating there. Fun to see them. Back to hotel ...
... we had to jump on a bus to get to our plane. That was a new one.
Coming from New Zealand, the lack of security at airports is amazing. There are no departure or arrival cards and minimal customs. It's like flying domestic, though I guess since you can just drive from country to country here rigorous airport processes would be a waste of time.
All in all I'm feeling rejuvenated. Exploring Athens tomorrow should be fun.
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
46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $89
- 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