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Travel Blogs from Athens
... wrong out of Flaminio station. We shrugged our shoulders and sighed and continued into a chuckle, what else could we do but laugh. Back to the train to wait to head back to the first stop. We still hadn't dropped our bags and all of a sudden it was 8pm still daylight, but we were hungry. We followed our instructions as best we could remember and found the actual tram. Conveniently there was a Burger King right next to the tram stop, not traditional cuisine but simple and ...
... things moved pretty quickly and we were in awe of the size of the monuments and remains. The Parthenon itself is actually undergoing some major repair work not only to preserve the building but to correct repair errors from the eighteen hundreds. From the Acropolis we ventured down to the Temple of Zeus and the remains of the Roman Baths. Christoph our driver took us to an authentic little Greek restaurant for lunch- and ...
... rumble marked the arrival of some fighter jets overhead and the start of the parade. We soon realised that this was a military parade, celebrating Greece’s independence from Turkey occupation. This was a show of military might, and reminded me of parades in socialist countries like China, North Korea and Russia. As we stood there, we were overwhelmed by the parade by of every type of tank and army vehicle, missile launchers, and representatives of every battalion of ...
... day was truly amazing. The structure and design of the Parthenon was magnificent and it was beautiful to see it as it floated over the city of Athens. Areopagos Hill was also a special place to go to for it is considered the place where Paul delivered his first sermon. While on top of this hill we all sang our college Alma Mater which truly symbolized the impact the students and professors on this trip made to the greater ...
... about it, and then toured the ruins themselves! I could actually envision the city/village and how it used to look back in its prime....it ain't so livable now :/ haha! That weekend was a pretty uneventful weekend...except we did try to go out on the town for a friend's 21st birthday (which isn't such a big deal here....) and attempted to find some dance clubs.....apparently the "Night Life" doesn't really start here until like 2 or 3 in the morning! Ain't none of us got time ...
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
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
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