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Travel Blogs from Athens
So oddly enough this was going to be my fourth trip to Athens. I say 'oddly' because I have never set out to go to Athens, I just seem to always end up there. Twice with my parents, once when backpacking and now, some 14 years after my last visit, for the very special birthday of my very special Greek/Canadian friend, Andreas. I think there is something about the way in which I have always just kind of fallen into Athens’ lap, the way I have been lucky enough ...
... pics. We stayed a while at the top, taking in all of Athens, you could see everything from up there. After our wander around town we sat on the rooftop terrace of our lovely hotel and looked at Athens by night , beautiful! We had another early morning when we left Athens , up @ 5 for our boat ride across to greek island #1 Amorgos! Enjoy the Athens pics, and hopefully soon there'll be some island pics although we aren't expecting high speed Internet on the islands : ...
... this shower. The cubicle was tiny and there were no taps to adjust the temperature of the water. There was only a "tap" that you had to push in to start the water which squirted right in my face for about 40 seconds and then turned off. To be repeated over and over. I had to stand on my tippy toes to avoid the water pelting my eyeballs. Washing off the soap from my legs was also quite a challenge. On my first full day in Athens I got up early for the free ...
... on first impressions this place is suffering bad. Everything looks run down which I'm sure is true given how bad the economy is suffering. Even the government buildings look tatty with no money, except borrowed money, to keep things running. The big contradiction is the economy and the price of goods and services in this country. And I could feel it straight away. Because of the Euro, things here feel ...
... then went to sleep. After this we walked into the main area of town and I got my belt. The big central square area called Syntagma square is really nice, it all open and lots of places to sit plus the parliament building is straight behind it. We went into a few shops and just looked around as we didn't really need anything. It was weird though we saw heaps of cops and doe were like their crowd control type gear with the shin guards and the big plastic shields. Also the area ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $118
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- 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 $123
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $74
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $323
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $115
- 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 $67
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $119
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $80
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- 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 $91
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $111
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $160
- 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 $48
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $86
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $102
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $154
- Excellant hotel
- Great Value and Wonderful Location
- Incredibly Perfect Location - Luxurious & Fun
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $49
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price