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... The experiences I have had so far have been amazing, and I think that we have found our stride for travel in the past few weeks. But I think picking up and moving around so much in a few months can do that to anyone. We have our first workaway placement coming up soon and I am looking forward to being in one place for 3 glorious weeks :)
Thanks to those who have been thinking about us, more to come ...
... the pictures – will have to work on that as we go along. One of the challenges of travel.
Back through Customs and the Ship security, take the laptop out of the bag and a body frisk was the price I had to pay for my free WIFI.
We boarded bus 15 and headed to the Acropolis and the Parthenon about 15 minutes out of Athens via the Zeus and Hadrian Monuments. Today is Sunday so there was a heap of tourists at ...
... with thousands of other old people a day).
The bad thing is that I could walk. This just didn't seem very efficient to me. For example, wait for the wheelchair to pick you up at the plane's door. Wait for it to take a couple of other runs because the ladies who also want rides but haven't reserved look so decrepit or old you just say go ahead, I can wait. This poor guy takes three of us (at least) to the next stopping place, where ...
... which they provide free at the beginning or end of a meal. It is seriously
habit forming, but fortunately we can make our own equivalent. They also have a
very nice custom in most tavernas in Crete of
providing a small dessert free also. They also have another custom which we found
much harder to get used to, of not bringing ...
... and most elegant up-marketed district of Athens. Kolonaki is famous for its chic residents, elegant restaurants, charming café bars and a wide plethora of boutiques and luxurious stores. A neighborhood with several open-air markets, picturesque restaurants that stay close to the Greek tradition, offering a charming atmosphere. A walking distance from the city center, an area boasting for its spectacular views of Athens and the Acropolis.
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