Travel Blogs from Athens
... having intestinal upsets? Maybe so (though no-one has seemed at all affected by the food or water, and I am SURE that since they talk about their physical problems ALL THE TIME, I would have heard about it). Maybe it just didn't occur to them to use the restroom BEFORE leaving for the day's activities? They all seem intent on "sharing" their former history immediately with everyone on the trip. I personally find this odd. Within a day of the group's meeting up I knew about who has ...
... BC saw the heavily outnumbered Athenians defeat the Persians. Now this town is the starting point of the Marathon race, held annually in memory of the messenger Phidippides, who ran the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory. Exhausted, Phidippides died soon thereafter.
There is so much to see and learn in Greece. So much history. I loved it and hope to return someday to see more. Now I’m headed north.
... graffiti contests in June. Most of it is very pretty and adds a lot of wonderful color to the streets. We made our way back to the hotel where we met with the rest of the group. We walked a few blocks on one of the main streets to an outdoor restaurant. (We have no idea where they cooked the food because there are not any buildings around!) Many of us ordered our first legal drink, either white wine or a Heinekin. I ordered a Heinekin, which came in a half liter bottle. The wine cones ...
... an amazing spot for shopping and food. We went to the flea market and I bought some jewelry and a pair of linen pants. That night we were headed to Santorini, Greece! After a 30 minute bus ride we had a 7 hour ferry ride to the island. Breathtaking doesn't even begin to describe the ...
... Recalibrate, and we are back dragging our suitcases down the labyrinthine ways of the Plaka.
All is well in the end as we check into confirm the Lonely Planet assessment that Hotel Phaedra's rooms range from snug to tiny. But yes, the Acropolis does loom over our balcony to a least give some perspective, some relief from the boundless sprawl that is Athens.
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
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