TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Erechthion Athens
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... spending the afternoon in Ancient Angora which was the administrative, commercial and political centre. Socrates expounded his philosophies here and St Paul came here to win convert to Christianity. The Stoa of Attalos was originally a shopping arcade (built 159-138BC) and is now an excellent museum.
Day one of ancient immersion completed and it was time to head back to the hotel on the Metro and enjoy dinner from the hotel rooftop looking towards the Acropolis.
... the day started off with a twist as our first of three trains was cancelled. Asking a kindly ticket attendant for help, we were directed to jump on the train to Westbury. The journey progressed much in the same way, as we went from Westbury to Reading, Reading to Redhill and finally arrived at Gatwick with little time to spare before our flights. I bid farewell to mom and dad, who were flying off to Budapest begin their Danube river cruise, before booking it ...
It's Saturday and pretty quiet outside the hotel, after breakfast I took a quick stroll around Parliament Square, such a contrast from yesterday with all the hustle & bustle with lots of locals and tourists.Today we are having a local guide take us on a tour of the city before we board our ship this afternoon.We pass by several iconic buildings as well as areas where retail shops are closed down because of the economic situation, suite sad to see these shops ...
... to ourselves. For example, the bit we thought was the coolest was the cistern; we had the area surrounding it completely to ourselves and were able to descend the 18+ meters without encountering or hearing another person. Peace on Earth.
After finishing up at Mycenae, there were plenty of other spots we considered moving on to, but the weather wasn't wonderful and we were both tired. Instead, we drove to the seaside town of Nafplio, a wonderful place with ...
... to scrap my plan to go to Turkey and spend the rest of my trip around the Greek islands - simply not enough time to do both (end of season..).
Next stop was Mykonos which was absolutely beautiful - I totally fell in love with the place in the first 10 minutes. The main centre was loads of winding streets and alleys with all the buildings painted white and the traditional blue domed churches.There was a good mix of shops and restaurants as well - some ...
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