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... vendors roasting them on coals right at their stands.
He thought they were pretty good but didn’t think I would like them. I tried one anyway and he was more than right. He kept saying if I just gave it a minute it would be sweet. There was nothing sweet. It was chalky and seemed to expand in my mouth as I chewed. I did NOT like it at all. He thought they were pretty good. He will have a whole new picture in his mind when he hears Chestnuts Roasting on ...
... of Lykavitos Hill. As we walked myself, and a friends commented once again on the "bitter" oranges hanging above our heads on any street. I love oranges and was honestly craving fruit after two days of meat and savory treats. So I asked Eleni (another teacher and guide) if they were harmful to eat. She told us they were safe, just bitter as bitter gets! Mitch and I looked at each other, and jumped up to grab an orange. We had to know. So we quickly peeled ...
... standing. The towers are absolutely massive and awe-inspiring. It's just so much marble! It was the biggest temple in Athens, and apparently there's a bigger one in Olympia, but I can't fathom it. I stopped for some gelato on the way back to my hostel, and then relaxed for a bit until I was hungry for dinner. My tour guide this morning said that I had to try moussaka, so I went hunting. The very first restaurant I passed had a waiter outside ...
... Mythos beer, Ahhhh, that's better.
At 5 PM we came back to the hotel for a quick rest but the girls came back and that put paid to any ideas there. A drink in the rooftop bar and then dinner back up the street before the car was picked up finally. After dinner Ruth & I went into the plaka which was absolutely jam packed with people - surprising for a Sunday night. That done then it was back to the roof for a few ouzos in ice whilst watching the lightning show over ...
I have just awoken to Wednesday mass bells ringing- love that haunting clanging..that's Europe for me. Alexander my taxi driver recommended that I get to the Acropolis early while it is cooler. I feel rested after that tortuous wait at Dubai Airport. A meal voucher and finding a recliner saved the day. It was interesting getting a peek into the world my niece Jaimie now moves in as an Emirates air hostess - ...
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
Circle - IX, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $12
- 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