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Travel Blogs from Athens
Day number two in Greece started out as a continuation of the first. We effectively ended yesterday in the Ancient Agora, and decided to begin today in the Roman Agora. Obviously Athens was originally named for the goddess Athena. She has been worshipped here from day one, and from this day the Acropolis has been dedicated to her. As the Romans …
... things. This part of Athens has the need to be excavated because of the rich history of the ancient Greeks. We arrived at the Agora greeted by Dr. Camp, and he began the tour of what we needed to see of the excavation and what had been collected from the excavation. He took us down to the bottom layer of where they have excavated and explained what the different marble pieces meant in the set up of the Agora. His insight on the Agora and what it was like in ...
... the government. However, some employers who are not doing well financially have kept that money and have not forwarded that money to the government. She also said there are some very rich people who have simply refused to pay taxes (guess that's pretty much the same as the US as well, lol). Also, she said that in Athens, there are 7 different property taxes that one must pay.
I already knew quite a bit about the Greek history that our ...
... Santorini" but it was so uniquely beautiful. We sat on the perch of the rocks and had deep conversations, soaking in the sun. Our group were the only people there so it seemed like we were the only ones appreciating the beauty. Like it was made for us. In this natural environment, there was the perfect combination of the elements: fluidity of water, toughness of rocks, soothing heat, and cool breeze. I found comfort and refreshment.
... and sliding trying to walk from crevice to crevice. After we took in the sights from the top, we headed back to the Agora.
Just outside the Agora is a long row of sidewalk cafes, each claiming they have the best Greek food. The one we picked charged us 1 euro per person for pitchers of water that we shared at the table, but they gave us ice (hard to come by at some ports we have visited this trip) and free wifi. After a wonderful and relaxing lunch, some quick ...
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