Travel Blogs from Athens
... of early Western civilization. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics Wikipedia
What better way to start an adventure in a new place than to learn about and taste the food. The aromas floating ...
... had an opportunity to do so. Lynsey and I had chatted a few times about the idea of meeting up at some point during her year-long, world-spanning adventure. When we decided on Greece and Turkey, and then fast-forward to my flight purchase confirmation… I was beyond excited. Stepping off the plane in Athens, delirium turned immediately to surrealism, and then shifted again to the confusion one experiences when reading foreign signs. Connecting ...
... had an excellent guide and started our tour with the very excellent museum located at the site. From there we walked the "Sacred Way" past where the Oracle hung out, past Apollo's Sanctuary all the way up to the Theater. Apollo was the god of poetry and the early Greek plays were often recitations of poetry, very serious business for the nine months of the year that Apollo was in residence. When he went on vacation, Dionysus was in charge of the theatre, and things became a ...
... salads and David had a Greek salad. All lovely and fresh, followed by a couple of beers and wine. Shirley decided to try an iced coffee that turned out to be a tad strong to say the least. All fed, we headed back to our rooms for a siesta. Graham and I both agree we are in the same room we had in 2010 - a bit spooky... Siesta done and showered and all refreshed we headed to the Plaka to have a wander. The shops where just starting to close up ...
... late into the early hours watching hundreds of people just hanging around the square listening to the cool street buskers, flash-mob dancers and African bongo drummers. Street theatre at it's best, and all under the lights of the Amazing Acropolis. We've seen many of the touristy sights in the city before so this time we decided to head off to explore the back winding streets as we'd heard of new excavation sites being unearthed around the city. ...
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