Travel Blogs from Athens
After a short plane ride we landed in Athens on New Years Day and were greeted by Spiro at the airport. We grabbed a quick espresso, jumped into the car and headed for home... well Spiro and Deb's home. Arriving at the house were met by three smiling faces (Deb, Khloe and Dean). Hugs and kisses all round then it was upstairs to settle in have a drink, a beautiful homemade dinner of biftekia and pastitsio. Following dinner we had Vasilopita which is a New Year's ...
... trouble which is quite an accomplishment!
We arrived in Assisi around 4 and checked into our beautiful hotel. Having a clean room with a hot, pressurized shower is about all I ask for anymore (yes my hygiene standards have lowered)so I was quite pleased. That night we decided to go to San Dominic for evening vespers service. Because of a miscommunication of time we ended up spending a great deal of time which is fine because it's beautiful and significant. After the ...
... our taste for Greek art pales in comparison to that found at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Even beyond the museums, the scale and grandeur of Egyptian artifacts and sites compared to Greece is so much more. Greeks carved the majority of their statues in soft marble, whilst Egyptians worked with much harder granite and even harder diorite stone. While most Greek temples and buildings have been reduced to less interesting rubble, many ...
... the street have followed us from Italy to Croatia then to Turkey and now to here. As have the Africans selling shoes and hand bags. You'd think they would know we don't want to buy them by now!
The city had some excellent musicians busking, one very moving tune was resonating from a violin player.
We came across this really cute little tourist train that would take us around the city and show ...
Here I am back in Toronto and I'll tell you what, I'm feeling slightly to moderately depressed. I miss the good old days of backpacking through strange foreign lands with my sidekick Lorraine. I don't know if it's because the Hobbit was playing on the plane ride home, but I must say Bilbo Baggins and I had a lot in common during our trip. The similarities are just uncanny! We were both fairly inexperienced travelers, with a wise partner in crime to ...
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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.