Travel Blogs from Athens
... 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
- 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
4 - 6 Michail Voda et Makedonias, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- 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