Travel Blogs from Athens
... mountains, and several historical areas, such as Thermopylae, where we stopped. Thermopylai, we learned, is a narrow coastal passage where a huge battle took place in 480 BC between the Greek forces, including the Spartans, and the Persian forces, who were their enemies. A monument to the Battle of Thermopylae and a statue of Leonidas, the Greek hero of the battle. The Greeks were significantly outnumbered (maybe 7,000 of them) by the Persians; they held off the Persians for 3 ...
... practical for its proximity to a Metro station. I value the experience of living (temporarily) in a real neighbourhood, away from the central tourist zones and hotels. Staying in people's homes means I am guaranteed to meet at least one local in every place and I can see inside a local home. All interesting.
I really had less than four days, and at first I just relaxed, sifted through weeks-old messages, spent time ...
This morning we were awoken by the loudest church bells I've ever heard-- we look over the church courtyard from our balcony-- We would have been able to fall back asleep if not for the Priests that began chanting. This lasted for a good hour or so. The church bells went off a few more times, finally convincing us to get out of bed. My day started out by getting sick, but I'll skip over that part. It was probably just jet lag, so after some sprite and another ...
... caryatids were just being restored and on closed circuit tv you could watch the man doing the restoration. Unfortunately, the most exciting part was free wifi. Very few chances to send messages! We had a little bit of time to spare so Billy dropped us off at this great Greek bakery for wonderful samples of Baklava. Carly and I got gelato - she had and I had cherry cheesecake. Delicious! Prior to embarking we grabbed a Pepsi Max. We arrived back on ship and sat for a bit around ...
... by his father, Gheorgios, in 1927 in a small store at the foot of the Acropolis. When Gheorgios passed away, Stavros inherited the family business but it was in a serious state of disaster. Stavros was always a literary person and studied it briefly as well as engineering, until his father's death forced him to quit school and enter the family business. Tourists soon started to discover Stavros' shop, word got out and then the Beatles paid a visit, with other celebrities ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Lato Athens
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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