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 ...
... also has a thriving wine and low-key resort industry. We visited a once underground lake that lost its roof eons ago and the sleepy resort town of Sami. And a cave, we're finding that limestone caverns all tend to look the same once you get inside. Few are as dramatic as Luray Caverns.This cave did have one distinction: many of the stalactites had their tips blown off by machine guns when the Germans occupied during WWII. German and Italian former occupation ...
... I have tried it once some years back without disappointing me. (Kastelorizo Moschofilero) A refreshing white wine with enticing citrus, floral and melon aromas. Light and satisfying. €19.00 bottle.
TERRACE VIEW: Our table was at the side and the very edge of the terrace, the whole city of Athens spread below giving a feeling that we are on top of the world. As it gets darker one after the other the lights around the Acropolis are lit and suddenly you ...
... the modern era. Then we went up to the highest point in Athen for some cool photos. Then off to watch the parliament changing of the guard. Bit scary when the riot police turned up! Then it was back to our ship which we had almost to ourselves for a few hours. Quite funny watching everyone else return probably hundreds of Euro poorer and saw the same if not less than us - Davis cheap skates. This evening we are about to set sail for ...
... I started to learn a bit about the various types of pottery, the early black-figure vases of 4th c. BC, the red-figure period and then the white-ground technique.
I was very interested in the exhibition about the Antikythera Shipwreck. The wreck was discovered off the islet of Antikythera by sponge divers, who brought up some artefacts in 1900-01. Then in 1976 the site was surveyed and artefacts raised by ...
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