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Travel Blogs from Athens
... and have lived finally seeing some of the ruins I learnt about at school. Rather than do a blow by blow account of what I've done I thought I might write about some things I've learnt or noticed about Athens, and Greeks in general: 1. The ruins are as impressive and mind blowing as I was expecting. The Acropolis really does dominate everywhere and can be seen from nearly everywhere that I went in the city. I can imagine how imposing it ...
... for it when I get home. Food issues aside, that night our part grew to just shy of 20 and it was time for more happy hellos to old friends and new ones and getting ready for the move to the party proper in Andreas’ magical city of Monemvasia.
Waking up the next morning we hopped on our bus to begin the ‘Vergina 50 tour’ as it was dubbed given that we were ‘sponsored’ by Vergina beer. Yup. A gay man’s birthday sponsored ...
... does nothing but write is like the moon, which gives off some light, but borrowed from the sun. A writer needs experience, which only working in another field can give him. Otherwise, he is rewriting what he has read in other books."
Stavros's son, Pantelis, now runs the shop. He, too, is an artist who paints, designs costumes, writes plays and holds a degree from Parsons School of Design. Of course, he also makes sandals, at which he is very good!
Cate may ...
... You get so much food on the ship and each night you can either have a buffet or a 3 course set menu in the main dining room (which we have been making the most of!). Also really enjoying the cocktails and drinks package on board! Waking up in patmos tomorrow and then back to turkey in the afternoon. (sorry no photos of mykonos and istanbul, they are on my camera that died so wont be able to retrieve til I get ...
... or monuments stood, who donated them and what they were for but I honestly forget all the specifics. For example one fishing Greek city built a monument of a bull as it apparently led them to a really good fishing catch. The main thing that interested me was just seeing the rubble or the foundations of a building and then later in the museum we saw a diagram of what it looked like plus pieces of what had been dug up. A lot of the statues and things were actually ...
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