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Travel Blogs from Athens
On the Acropolis, there is a Roman odeon that seats 5000 people and had statues under the arches. Now, it's used in summer, but it was reconstructed in 1896 for the Olympics.
The marble for the Parthenon, the Erectaeon, and the Propylaea was found at a mountain 2 km away. The dominant style of column was the Doric and the Ionic.
Of the three remaining buildings, the Parthenon is probably the most ...
... version of the Parthenon, but its setting is its crowning glory. It was such a beautiful day, we sat outside in the bright sunshine, drinking good coffee, looking up at the temple and across the sea. It was even better because there weren't multitudes of pesky tourists crawling all over the site. Probably no more than about 25 people. We spent a couple of hours there then caught the bus back to Athens. We got off at Syntagma Square ...
... area for a night time stroll.
The next morning we were off to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. We caught the metro, made one connection and were in the area where we could go up to the Acropolis. We found the entrance, paid our entrance and received back a segmented ticket with section to rip off as you entered different areas. One was for the Acropolis and Parthenon and another for the ancient marketplace Agora which is at the base of the Acropolis. ...
... was sitting waiting for us. As we headed through the gates we had a bit of a hiccup as Sean’s student pas is different to that of the EU so had to return and pay for a ticket. We went in with one or two of the bus loads of older folk who would have been better looking at the post cards from home… sorry but they move sooooo slow you want to just push them over the edge…
The acropolis site is ...
... Also wandered shopping streets with said new buddy. Relaxing day of sightseeing and no one stole our purses. Met busabout tour group in evening, all seem like cool people. Now toying with idea of visiting Turkey and idea of more guided tours. Future events shall inform. Had camera cable malfunction, so photos will be coming later. Also cold is clearing. ...
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 $119
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $118
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