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Travel Blogs from Athens
... reading explanations of the statues and carvings in front of you. Put all the pieces together and they tell stories such as the battle for the rule of Athens between Poseidon and Athena.. Athena won with her offering to the people of an olive branch over Poseidon's staff. We zipped home, picked up Spiro and Dean and headed to Deb's Mum's place. I had stayed with her last time I was in Greece and we both wanted to catch up with her. Olga ...
... times :) It was sad to say goodbye to my friends and Rome that night!
Friday morning was spent getting to and figuring out the rental car and then once we got it we started the drive to Assisi. Getting through Rome was quite interesting, especially since there was a transportation strike that day we had to avoid (luckily we could get our car!!!). I was in the front seat during the whole week, helping my dad navigate thanks to our trusty "Surly," the GPS app on my dad's ...
... was shining after the rain continued into the morning, although some of the roads were still wet. Only missing one turn along the way, we arrived at Hertz car rentals in Piraeus port unscathed. Previously Brad had driven in Costa Rica, whilst Jen navigated. That proved to be a better pairing, as Brad back seat drives – and Jen has no patience for suggestions or advice when she is behind the wheel. However, with some focused lip-biting ...
... walk away from the Acropolis but it's a world away. There have been organised protest marches around where we're staying but in all honesty it's a great area. The people here realise that they cant charge stupid prices if they want to stay in business and for us it's the area to be in. The shops and cafes here are are grateful for business and are friendly.
We later try to research the next leg of the trip, we want to get to Samos Island and take a ...
... lot like the trams in Sydney. There are a lot of Greek people on board, seeing as we are heading to Athens and some of them are cranky old Greek women. One man near me started clearing up after lunch, taking trays back to the galley and when he couldn't get through he just went the other way and left 2 trays on the floor in the exit row. There are 1400 channels of entertainment in these planes, hundreds of movies and music as well ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $118
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- 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 $123
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $74
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $323
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $115
- 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 $67
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $119
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $80
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- 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 $91
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $111
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $160
- 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 $48
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $86
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $102
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $154
- Excellant hotel
- Great Value and Wonderful Location
- Incredibly Perfect Location - Luxurious & Fun
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $49
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price