Travel Blogs from Athens
... were incredible. They got straight back on another plane after 14 hours on the first one, and settled in.
We're now in Athens and loving every second of it. The kids are going to post daily - but they had a massive sleep (which they needed) and are still pumping out the zzzz's whilst I am wide awake at 4:30am. ...
... blast to dislodge any of those pieces. What it took was a gap in the roof of the Parthenon and a mighty explosion of the Turk munitions inside which killed over 300 of the Ottomans and destroyed an archaeological masterpiece that had survived some 2300 centuries.
The Acropolis is significant in Athens as there were a number of other structures in the capital (also called Acropolis') but none as prominent and as large as this ...
... continues ... Also on the Acropolis is the Erechtheion, an ancient temple dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon (421-406 BCE). This is where the famous 'Porch of the Caryatids (maidens)' can be found. The originals are in the new Acropolis Museum. The view from the top - spectacular!! You could see Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the ancient Agora, and modern Athens surrounding the Acropolis on all sides. From the Acropolis we proceeded ...
... went to Krka national park. Krka was one of the most incredible waterfalls I've ever seen! It was breath taking!! We walked around the park twice and couldn't stop ourselves from taking photos. A lot of the features in split reminded me of Queensland like the boardwalk at night with all the restaurants overlooking the marina which was beautiful! We went our a few nights in split but we were trying to save ourselves for sail ...
... on the runway. While we were boarding and taxi-ing, there was a police escort the entire time. And I checked, no other airlines had this service. Talk about high security. While I sat in my seat thing "please no one shoot us down" I looked around the flight and everyone seemed awfully calm. Guess that means it's just normal to them and nothing new. When I realized this, I relaxed a little more and tried to get some sleep. When we landed we were going to be in a new country!
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
Circle - IX, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $12
- 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