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... the national archeological museum which was a 3km walk in the other direction. We stopped by for some gyros on the way there. The museum was pretty cool, there was artefacts created over 7000 years ago and an exhibition dedicated to a shipwreck that had crashed carrying a haul of statues en route to Rome. It was fascinating to look at all of the history. On the way back we decided to get a bottle of Ouzo to try. We stopped for an ice cream and a beer and then had a little bit ...
... up at more ruins (with more stray dogs of course).... we saw the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian's Arch. Athens was also a beautiful city, and we are both glad we got to spend the day here, but there was graffiti every where!
Back on the ship we had another yummy dinner, and even got to see an ice dancing show (an ice rink in the middle of the Mediterranean... Who would have thought!)
Tomorrow we are off to Ephesus, Turkey!
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... the site of the first modern Olympic Games which was also pretty cool. The stadium was huge and is still used to hold sporting events today. Lastly we made our way up to the Acropolis to look down upon the city. We are really glad we saw the museum the day before so that we could picture everything more clearly. It was awesome! Firstly there was a giant amphitheater that was in pretty good repair built for the lost wife of one of the Greek rulers. Aw. The acropolis ...
... that this once was a thriving happening area but now its probably only half what it used to be. Another case of Athens doing it tough.
Stopped for a coffee and dessert at Hagen Daaz. The thing that told us we weren't in Istanbul anymore were the magazines on offer to read which included Playboy. LOL.
... around here for awhile. The monastery is pretty cool as it is in a fortress that was built because the island often had problems with pirates. We then found the walking track that would take us back down to the town. On the way down we also stopped at Cave of the Apocalypse in the Grotto. This is the cave where John the apostle lived when he was exiled by the Romans to Patmos and it is said that he wrote the book of revelations here. Today it is more of a church built into the cave and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eridanus Hotel Athens
Erst kürzlich wohnten wir im Akropolis-Blick Zimmer und waren sehr, sehr beeindruckt. Obwohl das Zimmer zur belebten Pireos Strasse raus lag, war es sehr ruhig (mit guter lärmdempfenden Isolierung). Der Blick auf die Akropolis war phantastisch. Wir hatten einen großen Balkon und obwohl es Winter war konnten wir nicht widerstehen draußen zu sitzen. Die Zimmer waren hübsch zeitlos ausgestattet mit einem sehr komfortablem Bett und Sitzgruppe. Das Badezimmer war mit dunkelgrünem Marmor verkleidet mit einer Badewanne und separater Dusche mit Massagedüsen. Leider war der Wasserdruck nicht ausreichend für die Massagedüsen, trotzdem war es nett. Die zur Verfügung gestellten Hausschuhe waren eine nette Geste, zumal der Marmorboden sich etwas kalt anfühlte. Die Bademäntel waren angenehm warm. Es handelt sich hier um eine erst aufkommende Gegend, die noch etwas schmutzig ist, hat jedoch einige sehr gute Restaurants und ist in der Nähe der Psyri Nachbarschaft, wo man viele Bars und Cafés findet. Ich kann dieses Hotel nur empfehlen und würde kurz entschlossen wieder dort absteigen.
Das Hotel ist mit neuen Möbeln ausgestattet und hat viel zu bieten. Freundliche Dienstleistungen, sehr gutes Frühstücks, einmaliger Blick zur Akropolis vom Dachgarten, ruhige Zimmer. Die Lage ist gut -5 Minuten zu Fuß zur Metrostation und 10 Minuten zum Monastiraki Platz. Dieses Hotel kann ich nur empfehlen.
After much research and a few other hotels being full, I decided on an Acropolis view room at the Eridanus Hotel for two nights. My wife and I were extremely satisfied with this charming beautiful boutique hotel. The lobby area is attractive and the rooms, although a little small are nicely decorated and well designed. The bed and linens were extremely comfortable. The bathroom had both a tub/shower and a separate larger shower and contained Hermes products. Sodas and water were free from the minibar, which was a nice touch. A hearty breakfast (included) can be enjoyed in the restaurant or delivered to you on your balcony overlooking the Acropolis (a ways off in the distance). It is about a 15 - 20 minute pleasant walk to the Acropolis. The hotel staff were very thoughtful, warm, and friendly. This was such a pleasant change from the typical large scale business type hotel and I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
We had an extremely short stay- but during this time, we had a little trouble with the air conditioning and the front desk sent someone up immediately. The bed was the most comfortable one we slept on! The hotel was gorgeous. The front desk also assisted us with obtaining a cab and made sure we did not get into a "pirate" cab.
We would definitely stay there again when we return to athens.
Stayed at the Hotel for eight days, with my wife and small daughter. Its affordable and a very nice Hotel. The location in general is good, but the street it is on is NOT. It is close to the acropolis, but every Hotel in the center is. Anyhow, its a nice place modern, clean rooms, great bath rooms.
We just recently stayed in an Acropolis View room and were very impressed. The room, although it faced busy Pireos St, was very quiet (with great sound insulation) and the view of the Acropolis was fantastic. We had a large balcony, and although it was winter, we couldn't resist sitting outside on the table and chairs provided.
The hotel is newly and good design furnished and equipped with lot of facilities. Kind service, very good breakfast, excellent Acropolis view from the roof garden, silent rooms. The location is good: 5 minutes walk from metro station and 10 minutes from monastiraki square.
I definitely recomend this hotel.
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Get the room with acropolis view! It is really that good. You have your own private balcony, and the room's facilities are stylish and unique. Puzzling that the toilet was in the shower, but the Hermes bath products made up for this. This is a quiet, semi-affordable, nice place to stay in Athens. And the breakfast was so amazing that we have completely revamped our eating habits stateside to include fresh smoked salmon, unbelievable proscuitto, fruits, veggies, olives, olive pate, juices, etc.. You have to experience it to believe it.
MAKE SURE to guarantee your rate and your room prior to departure, as our rate ended up being MUCH more expensive than was quoted on the telephone. But, our experience ended up making that a minor detail.
We stayed with my family in this hotel in begin of August 2005.
Due to my business I travel a lot and I have stayed in almost all the hotel in Athens. To my opinion this is maybe the best hotel in the city.
It is brand new (renovated old neoclassical building), with all the facilities you can immagine and a BREATHTAKEN VIEW OF ACROPOLIS.
Very clean and very friendly with a really superb breakfast.
Great place. The hotel is brand new and full with lots of art. The rooms have everything you expect from a five star hotel. They are not the most spacious rooms, but the modern and tasteful furniture makes up for this. Soft drinks from the mini bar are for free.
The hotel is located on a very busy street. Definitely not the nicest street of Athens. However, due to a good sound insulation, you hardly hear anything even if your room is facing the street. We had an Acropolis view room and the iluminated Acropolis was really great to look at in the evenings. On top, you have plenty of good places for food and drinks within 10-15 minutes walking distance.
Breakfast is good, but service is really slow. Service in general was very friendly and helpful.