Travel Blogs from Athens
Today we had an early start . We docked at Chania and very quickly boarded our bus to The Palace of Knossos, the home of the legendary Minotaur. Crete is 300 km wide (East to West ) at the widest part and north to South 33km with it narrows section being 12 kilometres. It has a population of 756,000 and tourism makes up 50 % of the islands economy . Chania is were Zorba The Greek (last nights film was shoot) Crete has one big valley in the centre with lots of mountains (the ...
... there are still lots around. It may-be different in Athens and the situation could change but so far it’s business as normal.
It’s actually getting too hot here. 35 degrees and it feels every bit of it. I need to move north although I believe it’s hot in most of Europe at the moment so may not get any relief going there. Anyway, I’m stuck in Rethymno resting. Believe me though – I will cope with ...
... war cemetery. Not sure how he would have defended the bay. Don't think it was a wise decision on his part. Anyway the Germans were never going to land there so guess he was saved the embarrassment of having to defend it. Cemetery closed due to spraying. Not a good day for seeing what I had planned to see. I did manage to go around the back of the cemetery via the beach and have a look though so all ...
June 30, 12:42 PM -- Falasarna, Crete
Against all odds I made it to Falasarna, the last "must-see" destination on my list. I have a couple of other nice-to-haves, and a vague idea that I want to dip my body in each of Crete's four shores--west, south, east, north--but this was the last real destination.
I woke up bright and early and made it to the rental place at 7AM. Rented my motorcycle, a yellow BMW, and headed out. I made an absolute mad ...
The Baby Squid (€14.00) is another exceptional appetizer, cooked to perfection, was extremely tender and juicy.
We had 'Yialiesteres’ and ‘Kydonia’ found on the menu as “Polished”. (€7.50). Presented laying on ice in halves, so fresh and live moving on the shell with a few drops of lemon. They are 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
46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $89
- 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
Vas. Georgiou A' 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
- 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