Travel Blogs from Athens
... and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, "edge, extremity") and πόλις
(polis, "city"). Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance
of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as "The Acropolis" ...
... passed. I had goosebumps. - The Hermes in the Stadium and encountered elsewhere; the male appendages included with the male busts has always amused me when studying them in books; to see them in person was extra amusing. - Monastiraki and Plaka districts; very scenic shopping and eating districts. - The beautiful multi-coloured, multi-headed flowers that were everywhere in Greece. - Learning how to say “Thank you” in Greek… ...
After a good rest I headed off to the marina which is a short walk from the hotel to look for my yacht. Part of this journey is aimed at letting go of the fears and worries of daily life. When I told my dad about my trip he was naturally worried and asked me if I was afraid I would encounter pirates. Well I didn't find my yacht (it was out at sea) but I did see a pirate ship. And, while I was relaxing on the beach I was awakened by a man who ...
... s their overwhelming generosity, such as, the many tavernas who give you a complimentary plate of watermelon and ouzo to cleanse your meal down. Then there was Stavros in Skiathos who didn't charge us for a whole week's laundry and Anna and Stefano giving us a double calamari portion for our final lunch. We were delighted and surprised when Kostas served us a Mai Tai and Capairina (at noon) on our last day at Castellos as well as when Billy ...
... time to attempt the next leg of my journey, and it didn’t look so promising. I was told that if I got bumped off the 9:45am flight, the next one to Athens departed at 1:30pm, but realistically if I didn’t make it on the first flight, I was gonna book a hotel and sleep, it’s exactly what I needed.
Last minute, the Lufthansa ground staff said I “was cleared for jump-seat”, cleared for jump seat? Really? I ...
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