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... St. Stephens and St. Barbara. Ruins of 1 were pointed out but could not see ruins of others. Some of them required ladders and hoists to access. There are dress regulations to get in the monastries but clothing is available for those who cannot comply. A couple of them only have women living in them, one of which does not allow visitors. The insides of the abbeys we visited were fantastic however pictures are not allowed ...
Monday was the 1st full day of our tour in Greece. We headed off to the Acropolis with our very efficient, organised, militant tour guide Marina. What she didn't know about Greek history probably isn't worth knowing! As we sat at the base of the Acropolis hearing about its incredible history, we watched the clouds roll in, to be followed suddenly by incredible gusts of ...
... the Acropolis. We found a rickety table on a leafy terrace and ordered retsina, lamb and eggplant stuffed with fetta. Our last chance to enjoy more fabulous greek food. Soon after the terrace was filling with the affluent set and balalakia music started to play in the courtyard below.
As we made our way back to our hotel room in the fading light, the narrow cobbled streets of the old town and the endless laneways ...
... quite impressed with Lufthansa. We managed to jag a seat upstairs on our Airbus A380-800 (the largest passenger plane in the world). It was quiet, well serviced and almost pleasant as much as long haul travel can be. A far cry from dwelling with the masses on our Air China fight from Melbourne.
The only thing more satisfying that day than finally arriving in Greece was taking the lift to the rooftop of our hotel building ...
... Roman Agora and the Ancient (ie Greek, pre-Roman) Agora which is quite large. We visited the latter 2 years ago so didn't go inside again. We saw lots of small, cute Byzantine churches and, after much searching, found Athens Cathedral. It was not easy to find!! It's Greek Orthodox, of course, and - just our luck! - is being renovated! So, it's covered in scaffolding outside and in and we couldn't see much. We went inside and it was very dark and very ornate - ...
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, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $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....
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
- 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 Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price