Travel Blogs from Athens
... through Greek townships, many created during various wars with Serbia and Turkey. When we arrived in Athens in the evening, we thought we'd taxi to our b&b. Strangely, no taxi seemed willing to take us once we said where we wanted to go. This was a little comical, and a lot worrying. Finally we found a taxi driver that didn't speed off when we have him the address, and we drove about a kilometre down the road. The city centre was barricaded, with riot ...
... known as "The Acropolis" without qualification. It is also a listed UNESCO World Heritage site! The streets through the Plaka to the Acropolis are marble and closer to the Acropolis they are replaced with in-laid rock. There are such contradictions in Greece - marble streets, exquisite architecture, beautiful green spaces, and terrible poverty. I know poverty is everywhere, but it is more hidden in most parts of Canada. Thank goodness our guide didn't rush ...
... expressway. I looovvve the expressway. Well until they put a squiggle in it. You just get to crank it up and then there is a bend so speed decrease or a toll.
Interesting experience though when you are doing 30 over the speed limit ( pick any number) and you are still getting over taken while going around a bend up a hill.
Made it back to Athens without any double backs. Athens was a whole different story. Did a couple of round the block trips but we got here without ...
... This hotel was in the beach area, so a good 20 minute drive and across the road from the beach. The Poseidon hotel. Once here we checked in, my room was not ready yet, so i downloaded and sorted my pictures, i finished that and was told that my room was ready. I went up to the room and unpacked, used the WiFi, then i went to explore. I got my swimmers and went for a walk. First i went to an ATM next door and then down to the beach. I meet up ...
... the Parthenon Gallery and it has unique views of the Acropolis. If was built to achieve the same effect as that of the ancient temple on the Acropolis. The spacing of the columns of the Parthenon hall is the same as that of the ancient temple, and the use of glass walls on all four exterior walls allows the natural light to illumine the Parthenon marbles as they do on the ancient temple.
For lunch we go back to the Plaka neighborhood, in the shadow of history we have ...
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
4 - 6 Michail Voda et Makedonias, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- 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