Travel Blogs from Athens
... is brilliantly lit up at night. We got to see the guards in their traditional army uniforms, complete with red berets and large floppy shoes. The rest of the boulevard is guarded by more modern forces, and the Athens police seem to be on high alert for protests. We saw several busses of police officers with machine guns in full riot gear on standby, or patrolling the main drag. It was quite a stark reminder of the economic and political troubles that this ...
... stop The Acropolis Museum a modern and impressionable building housing artefacts and treasures from long long ago.We broke away from our tour guide as we preferred to wander at our own pace. You were allowed to take photographs in the area container sculptures, frescos from the Acropolis, but fie most of the ancient items you were not allowed to take photos.It soon time to find somewhere to sit and enjoy a snack and a drink and just a short distance from the museum ...
... had gone on in some bits, then moved over to the museum before retiring to the village and our hotel room.
Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th - Meteora:
Friday presented us with our biggest drive of the trip: we would be going from Olympia on the Peloponnese to Meteora in Thessaly, a distance Google Maps predicted to take about six hours. Meteora was a place I'd been keen to visit for four years. It was a unique landscape of karst-like ...
We held off booking any tours for Katakolon as the weather didn't looked good. For most of the morning it was raining easing a little by the time we docked early afternoon. We decided to go ashore ourselves and have a look around the town. Found the Greek shopkeepers very pushy! I had lost an earring in Venice so bought another pair and then we found a little tourist "train" and went for a ride across the headland to ...
... we attended the compulsory emergency drill and nice to see a few familiar faces too. The new passengers appear to be mainly from Europe – Germany and the UK. A few young faces in the mix too.
Pre-dinner drinks at The Club and dinner at The Restaurant tonight were both fabulous - as always. After dinner Peter and I went to The Club and danced the night away. We don’t have a tour booked for tomorrow! Yippee! Another sleep ...
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
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
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