Travel Blogs from Athens
... Oracle declared that it should be the province of gods.
The Persians on the eve of the Battle of Salamis (480BC) reduced it to ashes. Pericles rebuilt The Acropolis into a city of temples.
The Acropolis has suffered from pilfering by foreign archaeologists, inept renovations, earthquakes, acid rain and pollution. The worst damage occured in 1687 when Venetians attacked the Turks, opening fire on the Acropolis and ...
... I had unwrapped my burger Bianca's whopper was gone, she had skulled her water and was starting on my cola. ( HJ chips are so much better in Italy - thick cut) We found the number 2 Tram. We were given some more vague instructions off another tram passenger and made our way on foot towards our apartment and he advised us to get off at stop 5 and walk 'straight'...so we did... On the wrong st. After walking under an overpass, I moved on alone to find someone to give more directions. I ...
... a taco! We searched for the place for quite a bit, but it had shut down. We ended up walking back to the tourist part of town and ate at typical taverna. They didn't have very good service or the best food, but it worked. The live music was so loud we barely talked during dinner because we couldn't hear each other. I gave Victoria a piggy back ride on the way back to the hotel..always working the legs! Now we are sitting on the rooftop catching up with everyone back home :)
... in a week, and wouldn't break the bank. The shortlist included Tunisia, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Bulgaria -- but with all the chaos going on at work, we couldn't focus enough to make a decision until two weeks beforehand when, as the title of this blog implies, we opted for Greece.
We'd been to the island of Lesvos back in the summer of 2010 and had had a marvelous time, but that had been our only foray into the many wonders of Greece up to this point. ...
Slept in until 8:30am. Went to breakfast at the upstairs restaurant, with a view over the Acropolis. Lovely! Around 9:30am, we headed towards the Acropolis, walking through the narrow streets. I'm still amazed at how much graffiti is all over the walls, mostly very taggy and artful. We bought our tickets and entered near the smaller of the two theaters. The path we followed took us around the base of the Acropolis, where few ...
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
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
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