Travel Blogs from Athens
... our backpack and went to find food. We had lots of options but not much time so we went into a souvlaki stand and I had my first Gyro and Jeff had a souvlaki sandwich. Not bad and it was fast. Off to find a taxi so we could get to the port and hopefully meet up with Alex. We took a cab since we weren’t sure if the Metro would start up timely at 2:00 p.m. or not.
The cab ride was uneventful and reasonably priced and put us at the port just when we ...
... sunset but not amazing like we'd been told to expect. Unfortunately there was a bit of cloud but was still nice to experience it. It set about 6.40pm and we wanted to get back for the 7.00pm bus. This should've been plenty of time except for the sea of people trying to also get back! We were like sneaky ninjas weaving our way through people and made the bus by the skin of our teeth! We got back to Fira and walked back up to see view of buildings lit up at night. It was absolutely ...
... pictures we certainly entertained ourselves and many others in the process no doubt. Luckily our many attempts didn't send any new columns crashing down.
After that we wandered through the National Gardens and made our way to the Zappeion, but unfortunately could only zig zag through the crowds of marathon runners instead of seeing the exhibition hall that was established in conjunction with the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens. (so sorry no ...
... that the combined Ancient Agora, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum would be a must if you ever make it to Athens. So worth the effort. There actually was some rain whilst we were at the Acropolis Museum so when we left the streets were a little cleaner. From there we wandered slowly back towards the hotel stopping for some nibbles and drinks at a few cafes along the way. The ladies of course were in hunting mode and whilst David and I relaxed in a cafe they would be shopping. We tried a ...
... given some time to explore and move on. second stop is Parthenon it is surround by stunning ocean the and is a must see destination in Greece.
I have finished my first day of my tour and it was completely stunning! I got back to my apartment at 6:30 pm, I am very sleepy but I'm looking forward to the second day
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
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
4 - 6 Michail Voda et Makedonias, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- 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