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Travel Blogs from Athens
... back down the multitude of steps to the bus. Next we were dropped off at Plaka, an older area that is also a major market area. We had strict instructions regarding time and meeting place. So off we wandered, "let's turn right, I'm sure we will get back to where we started!" We did get back eventually after seeing the back streets of the old market area. Didn't spend a cent, as we took muffins ...
... hours, since the largest distance from one corner of the island to the other is approximately 240 km.
Let's say, I locate myself in Ayia Napa, then the distance to the rest of the areas in Cyprus could easily be characterized as….close!
I would in other words need 8km to Protaras, 41km to Larnaca, 80km to Nicosia, 107km to Limassol, 147km to Paphos and 210km to Polis/Latchi.
... all big bags here in Athens till we get back from the islands. Oh the joy that can be felt once those bags are in locked storage. Only carry on luggage for the next 12 days. Its the little things that make your day.
We went out to get some food for dinner since we haven't eaten since breakfast this morning. WE end up at a Greek taverna round the corner from the hotel. Chicken souvlaki for Connor and me, lamb for the aunties. Add some tatziki, broccoli and carrots, ...
Today I walked around Athens and met many people and took many pictures. I learned some more myths and legends about Athens that you wouldn't find in the history book. I went to see the Panathenaic Stadium, which is a race track opened in 566 BC, and is still used today! The first modern Olympics were held in it in 1896 AD! I also went to see the Stoa of Attalos, A huge build project by King Attalos II Of Pergamon. Stoa was originally built in 150 BC. And that was my day.
We spent a day in Athens 2 years ago - we were on a cruise - and liked it so much, we wanted to see more!
We were worried that we might not have time to drive from Liverpool to Gatwick to catch our 1440 flight to Athens - we had planned to be travelling from Southampton! So, we broke our journey with an overnight stop in High Wycombe which gave us a more relaxed and, thankfully, uneventful journey.
Our hotel in Athens is a very pleasant ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $106
- You can do better
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $139
- Nice hotel and good loacti…
- InterContinental Athenaeum…
- It's okay.
1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $163
- Great location!
- Highly recommend
- Great Room With Great View
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Central location
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $81
- The hotel is new and the f…
- Lovely hotel - I really en…
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $125
- Beautiful and comfortable
- A nice hotel
- Nice, but......
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $385
- Excellent Stay
- Great Hotel w/Service to M…
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $103
- Buffet Lunch!
- Metropolitan hotel
Circle - IX, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $12
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Very well located and mode…
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- Big not always better
- Rather posh
- Terrific Place!
Ζωγράφου, Palm Beach Shores | 3 star resortfrom $127
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Handy location
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Divani 4-Day Stay
- 3 blocks from acropolis--great location
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- Stay at Zafolia
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
- Take the Room With A View
- Bring Ear Plugs!
- Enjoyed my stay....
1 Armonias, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $119
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $68
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $52
- Easy acess
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Amazing Athens Hotel
- Very nice
- Terrible Hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Amalia Hotel
- Well Positioned Hotel
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $166
- Pleased at the Plaza
- love it
- Excellant hotel
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $53
- Close to places
- Nice viws from the Rooftop
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Loved this quirky hotel!
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude