Travel Blogs from Athens
It turns out that Athens is a pretty memorable place to spend a birthday.
Our day started with a tour of the ancient Agora (marketplace) at the base of the Acropolis. This wasn’t just any tour, however. We were guided by Professor John Camp, who is the director of the excavations in ancient Athens. John lives in Athens for half of the year, and lives in the U.S. the other half of the year, where he teaches ...
Just a brief blog about today as all we have done is travel and hang around train stations and airports.
8.45am - Left our B&B at Sorrento to get a train to Naples.
10.45am - Arrived Naples
12pm - Train to Rome
1.10pm - Arrived Rome
1.50pm - Train to airport
Had lunch, checked bags in, through security and then waited until boarding at 5.10pm. With the extra hour we had to add on going to Greece ...
... gates were locked, but some friendly locals already inside at the top showed us a wide gap in the fence we could climb through. After a nice walk we ended up at the bottom of the hill with no way out, until another local walking her dog pointed us in the direction of the park fence where there was only one place wide enough to squeeze through! Having escaped through the park bars we headed back to the old area of Athens below the Acropolis ...
... to the temple dedicated to the patroness of Athens. What a view of the city from atop as well as being so close to the ancient ruins. Guards are equipped with loud whistles, which toot when a tourist gets too close to a piece of history. We can see the Temple of Hephaestus from here, looking very complete and regal sitting among cypress and olive trees. Emma and I climb a large rock to get an even better view and then we have to partially slide down the ...
... street for many blocks. Liz was pleased with the sighting of a number of cats, most of whom appeared to be strays and quite skittish.
We returned to the ship to relax for a while before going to a “meet the captain” reception (one of the perks of being in a la-di-da suite) prior to dinner. We had requested a table for 6 for dinner and when we arrived we were the only ones there. We ordered our dinners, ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $118
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- 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 $123
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $74
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $323
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $115
- 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 $67
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $119
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $80
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- 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 $91
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $111
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $160
- 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 $48
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $86
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $102
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $154
- Excellant hotel
- Great Value and Wonderful Location
- Incredibly Perfect Location - Luxurious & Fun
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $49
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price