Travel Blogs from Athens
... and the excellent Museum there. Once finished, we boarded our bus again and left for the southern region of Greece, Peloponnesus, where Olympia is located; this was the holiest sanctuary of the ancient Greeks. We stopped for lunch along the way and rolled into Olympia in the late afternoon after crossing the new (opened in time for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens) Rio Antirrio Bridge spanning the Gulf of Corinth near Patras and linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese to Antirrio ...
... 01. Then in 1976 the site was surveyed and artefacts raised by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the Greek Archaeological Service. The wreck dates from about 60-50 BC, a period when maritime trade and transportation of works of Greek art from the Eastern Mediterranean to Italy flourished. The ship was a freighter sailing towards Italy, its cargo containing works from the 4th to 1st century BC: bronze and ...
... stamped, went through customs again, and walked nearly a half hour to the other side of the airport where we would board our final flight to Athens. It was delayed by 45 minutes, but it was nice to walk around and be somewhere other than a plane for 8 hours. I slept almost the entire 3 hour flight to Athens. We sat in the back of the plane. They fed us really good pizza on the plane, but I slept through dessert apparently! We picked up our luggage and met with a friend of Dr. ...
... us to Termini Station which we THOUGHT was nice and close to our hotel. It didn’t take us long to figure out that you cannot wave down taxi’s in Italy, they must be ordered by telephone… and we were lost. After an exhausting walk in circles with our backpacks we had finally found our hotel. We hadn’t eaten since breakfast so we forced ourselves back out of our hotel for a quick dinner at a restaurant around the corner. ...
... of the city. I made my way up to the top and took pictures of all of the above while Mom waited below. I returned to her, fighting the crowds as more and more people were arriving and I was going down and they were coming up. It's one way traffic but I had to go back that way. I told her about all the stuff up there but she was ready to go back down so we started down. We stopped at the hill where Paul, the apostle, spoke of Christianity to the ancient Greeks. Mom climbed up there. ...
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