Travel Blogs from Athens
... roofs that you see pictured on many scenes of the Greek Isles. The island is actually remains of part of an old volcano and with a population of some 15,500, we were able to visit both main centres, Fira and then Oia. Truly this was a magical day and we came down from the cliff top via the chair lift that then enabled us to catch the tender boat back to the ship.
Tuesday we had an early start, breakfast at 6am and then had to be ready to walk off the ship at ...
... it was worth it. We head into the temple and take some photos and walk around it all. It hasn’t changed much since I last saw it. Afterwards, we walk through some gardens that I remembered were peaceful and beautiful towards the main Parliament Building. We take some photos and enjoy our walk in the shade. I am beginning to notice just out quiet this city is and feeling like Greece is a little 'run-down’.. for obvious reasons right now of course. But it’s definitely ...
... blowing actually and unless you study, or have studied, Greek history and mythology it all gets a bit much. For me anyway. Already I can’t remember half the stuff I read (make that 99%). But a nice museum.
Went on a walking tour one morning and that was good. A bit of a change from wandering around by yourself and reading everything. Probably got to see some places I may not have found by myself too.
Parts of Athens are quite bohemian. ...
... an hour so we were invited to go upstairs and have a complimentary coffee or tea and cookies for an hour. We had a cuppa and then headed out for lunch down the lane. Very close we saw a nice looking place and a delicious dinner tray through the window that invited us in. Picture says it all - a shared platter €15 and absolutely delicious and tasty, tender and juicy. Nom nom.
Back to the hotel feeling very content we went to our room ...
... You could see various artwork carved in the marble. The intricate artwork evokes how important beauty was to the ancient Greeks. From the top of the Acropolis not only do you see the city but you can also see several other monuments like the Temple of Zeus, Thissio, Panathinkaiko Stadium (which housed the first Olympic games), and more. We decided to ditch our tour guide and tour the Acropolis on our own, ...
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
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
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