Travel Blogs from Athens
... that my newfound passion for the Greek culture and history will come across in my teaching. I know already I am changed by this experience; hopefully they will be also.
One other thing has been on my mind. I have now explored the ancient ruins of the Acropolis and the mythical site of Delphi – two locales forever stamped by a culture that is long gone. These places were the height of religion, ...
... tziki dip with bread. The sites in Athens are beautiful, but the city itself is a bit dirty. It’s definitely worth visiting for a day or two to see the great ruins, but not where I’d want to spend an entire vacation. We all fell asleep on the way back to the ship, and then Michelle and I took a very long nap when we got back. That night, we did the usual again – cocktail hour, dinner with the group, piano bar, dance ...
... cloths!! Finally we went into the acropolis site which is actually nominated to be one of the seven wonders of the world. The holy rock dates back to the 5th century BC and was the golden age of Periklis. Acropolis stands for high city and apparently there are several of these in Greece. We saw the temple of Athena Nike which has been restored and looks beautiful there on the acropolis. As the ship sailed out you could we the mountains of Ymmytos and it ...
... I would describe the ruins, however as you might be able to tell by now, pretty much all of the ruins look similar, especially the remains of temples to the gods. It seems that the Ancient Greeks enjoyed having very large buildings with pillars out in front to honor their gods. This seems to be a universal among Ancient Greece and Rome. However, we did learn a little bit about Corinth. We learned that, according to Dr. Camp who joined us for the ...
... for dinner. We had a beautiful seafood dinner sitting outside on a perfect balmy evening.
We have seen such amazing sights, been in awe of the history from centuries ago, met some lovely people, had great food and wine, but Theo's philosophy on family values and love reinforced our own feelings. Now we can't wait to get home to see all of our beautiful family and friends.
Antio (goodbye in Greek)
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Kypseli Athens
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
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
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