Travel Blogs from Athens
... life so quickly, striving for some arbitrary meaning of success, that they missed the real point of life? I hope we are more than that, but sadly it feels sometimes like that is where we are headed.
So the question I leave you with, dear reader, is this: what is your legacy? It might not be a temple to Athena, an epic story, or even anything tangible, but how are you leaving your mark on the world?
... much as they do in China.
I'm in heaven and in love with a salty old seadog called Elios who offered to "remove" the taxi driver who dropped me in the wrong place, if only I could tell him his name. Hilarious escapade to get to the yacht but got there perfectly safely and with time to spare. Knew I was in trouble when the driver, who had promised the hotel concierge that he could speak English and that he knew where Marina Zea was, started ...
... been nice to have a little more time up at the acropoli just to take it all in. Greece has really suffered over the recent years and has been bailed out by the EU so it's not a rich country by any means. This is really evident on the streets of Greece, you see families begging and kids playing instruments asking for money with stray dogs everywhere. That side of Greece is super sad. Our favorite site was the acropolis it just had a magical feeling about ...
... city-state in the area at that time, it is obvious that something else comes into play here, and we are not sure quite what that may be. After enjoying the scenery for a little bit, we headed towards a small museum, quite like those that we have visited before, but on a much smaller scale. Before entering the museum, we enjoyed looking at some artifacts and statues right outside of the museum doors. Here we found two inscriptions. One consisted ...
... with it's high city perch (Acropolis in Greek), with grand views all over Athens.Its size dwarfed the modern cranes working on the restoration, making it hard to comprehend how it was constructed 2500 years ago.The smaller Erechtheion, built at the same time, stands on the site of an even older palace ruins. It is perhaps more prestigious and more intact and once housed a life sized ...
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