Travel Blogs from Athens
... to buy our ticket along with our ticket to the Acropolis for 12 euros. It was really nice because we were able to buy tickets really fast and bypass the long lines at the Acropolis. Also, not many tour groups were here yet, so many of my pictures came out really well, with no people in them. I was shocked how many columns were still standing. Next, we headed to the Acropolis. This is an area overlooking the city that has lots of historical significance. ...
... the Acropolis make the hike up in latter afternoon/early evening. I wanted to stay up there for hours, however there were more days ahead of us and much more to see. The Nutella/banana/nuts crepes that we picked up from friendly Nikos back on the Areopagitou, as well as the concert in the Herodes Atticus Odeon capped off an excellent first day in Greece… even if I nodded off a couple of times during the performance. (LN: and even if we cringed every ...
... 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 ...
... it was so breezy it was actually really nice and the view was magnificent. Easily my favourite day in Greece and a completely mind blowing experience. How do two kiwi girls get to be sitting on a bench by the Parthenon in Athens, Greece with the Greek flag flying in the background looking at that spectacular view? I still couldn't believe it all day.
We spent the rest of the day walking around a fancy area of Athens and having gelato and ...
... it keeps open daily from 12.00pm till very late at night. Twilight is the best time to venture up this abrupt peak.
WAYS TO COME: Depending on the season and weather conditions of course, you can hike up the path that starts at the end of Aristippou Street in Kolonaki and winds upwards. I have climbed up several times and it is not a difficult climb at all, (20 min) however be sure to have comfortable shoes on. The other alternative is to opt for the ...
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
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $159
- 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