Travel Blogs from Athens
... many Greek sculptures, referred to as the Parthenon Marbles, currently displayed in the British Museum in London. The Greeks consider the acquisition a theft. The UK claimed they could not return the items, since Greece lack any facility to display them. The museum no solves the display issue, but the UK seem to like the sculptures.
... that, he's a positive person and up for anything. Luckily he agreed to write a blog post on his experience in Greece. Come share in the genius that is Marc (it is a bit of a long one): Greece… Athens… Sparta... Constantinople… Achaeans… Ottomans… Turks… These words mesmerized me as a youngster and provided me with a bottomless stomach for consuming pages about the exploits (mythological, legendary and/or real) of ...
... hours and get your tickets ahead of time, on-line. Or, plan to go in the afternoon. When we arrived before 10:00, the line to buy tickets stretched the full length of the very long block, with our pre-purchased tickets, we walked right in. There was no line to buy tickets when we left.
Our hotel was two blocks from the train station, so it was very easy, and cheap, to take the train to Civitavecchia, the port where our ship was docked. For another five euros each ...
... and accuracy of the works really indicates just how advanced the ancient greeks were. Could you imagine anyone in the modern world trying to build using the same types of materials, the same scale, in the same types of locations and to the same quality? The Parthenon was built in just 9 years with the freezes/statues being completed 6 years later. Not too shabby all things considered. The view from the top was also great. You can see in all directions though the eternal smog limits ...
A very quick update to fill you in on our long and long and very long flight and arrival here in Athens. As you can imagine the 37 hours it took us from Sydney to our hotel here in Athens was quite an adventure. The staff on the qantas flight from Sydney were exceptional and looked after us all well, especially after one of them accidentally spilt red wine all over my dinner tray, my blanket and pillow. The boys scotch and ...
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