Travel Blogs from Athens
... fortunately, he didn't realize he had left his waist-pack somewhere on the plane, and didn't notice that was missing until we got to the hotel. Fortunately again, he said it only had a pencil in it ("but a really good drawing pencil") and an eraser. But still, too bad to lose it. Andrew was amazed at the small elevators in the hotel, which is about a three-star facility. Clean, quiet, very nice staff. Small rooms and the two tiny elevators. I explained that European older hotels ...
... Now a ruin of its formal glory, it is still easy to imagine crowds of eager Athenians gathering in the amphitheatre to take in a Satyr Play, or a tragedy - invented here in Athens by Thespis (hence the term thespian for actor).
We followed up lunch with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which makes a nice addition to a visit to the Acropolis. While ancient ruins are impressive, it's often difficult to tell what you are looking at without a PhD in ...
... we flew into Athens and nothing was recognisable and as we journeyed to our hotel we were told that the airport had been built for the Olympic Games in 2004 I think the last time we were in Athens was in the 1970's.Our hotel for just one night is in a busy and bustling area opposite The Parliament Building just off Syntagma Square.We have a tour of the city tomorrow so decided just to stay local to the hotel, found a bar and absorbed the atmosphere around ...
... impressed us last time, and it did this time as well. Exploring the mainland was definitely much less relaxing and laid back than dwelling on Lesvos for a week, but both were perfect holidays in their own way. This one just required a lot more moving and coordination.
Interestingly, one of the things both of us took away from this trip was a greater appreciation for Turkey -- or at least for the ruins we'd already visited in here. After comparing the ...
... to take it all in. The Parthenon suffered its greatest destruction at the hands of the Venetians in 1687. The Acropolis was being held by the Turks who had gunpowder stored in the Parthenon. The Venetians fired a shell which caused the gunpowder to explode reducing the masterpiece to a pitiful ruin. Athens is not a place I would want to come back to except to see the ancient runs and sites. Will have to add photos ...
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