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Travel Blogs from Athens
... some strawberry gelato and then to bed ourselves.
I knew I had to get the first blog posted so while I was working on that, I could hear two people snoring across the room. Yep – they were both OUT. I wasn’t too far behind. So day two was behind us and we had seen just bits of Athens as well, but adventures we had many.
So for now, we are well and happy to be with Alex for the next few days. Early morning tomorrow for our ferry to ...
... some dinner. Our day in Athens had ended.
On Wednesday, we took a ferry to Aegina, an island about an hour away. The ferry ride was very pretty as was the island when we arrived. We walked up the coast for a little bit by the beaches, looking for rocks and seashells. We went back to the main city and grabbed some lunch. After looking through some shops, we decided to take a four wheeler across the island to see the monastery and a temple. It was quite an experience ...
... excitement to do the Acropolis and Ancient Agora the next day. So with more delicious food and a couple beverages we wandered into the main square and listened to some live local music and called it a day.
The next day, we enjoyed our rooftop breakfast looking out at the "Sacred Rock" of Athens or Acropolis hill (Acro=edge and Polis=city) or hill at the edge of the city. Walking up the hill in this heat was certainly worth it once we saw the most ...
... time it was the full customs and very slow thought the full bag check was non-existent. Temperature was around 32C and humid - very different from the rain and hail that we had when we left home. We caught a taxi from the airport to the Hotel Attalos (35 euros) and the driver was hitting speeds of up to 135 km/hr - not complaining - just noting - it woke us up. Booked into the hotel and immediately walked up the street to the nearest street cafe for a meal ...
... of marble and built in 4th Century BC for athletic contests. During Hadrian's inauguration in AD120, a 1,000 wild animals were sacrificed. The first modern Olympic Games in 1896 were held here and during the 2004 Olympics it was the archery venue. The annual Athens marathon finishes here.
Back to ancient parts past the parliament where the evzones (presidential guards) with their short kilts and pom-pom ...
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