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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
- You can do better
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $139
- Nice hotel and good loacti…
- InterContinental Athenaeum…
- It's okay.
1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $163
- Great location!
- Highly recommend
- Great Room With Great View
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Central location
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $81
- The hotel is new and the f…
- Lovely hotel - I really en…
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $125
- Beautiful and comfortable
- A nice hotel
- Nice, but......
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $385
- Excellent Stay
- Great Hotel w/Service to M…
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $103
- Buffet Lunch!
- Metropolitan hotel
Circle - IX, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $12
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Very well located and mode…
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- Big not always better
- Rather posh
- Terrific Place!
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $127
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Handy location
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Divani 4-Day Stay
- 3 blocks from acropolis--great location
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- Stay at Zafolia
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
- Take the Room With A View
- Bring Ear Plugs!
- Enjoyed my stay....
1 Armonias, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $119
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $68
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $52
- Easy acess
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Amazing Athens Hotel
- Very nice
- Terrible Hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Amalia Hotel
- Well Positioned Hotel
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $166
- Pleased at the Plaza
- love it
- Excellant hotel
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $53
- Close to places
- Nice viws from the Rooftop
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Loved this quirky hotel!
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude