Hotel Orea Thessalia
Travel Blogs from Athens
... while I had a yummy Greek salad. I'm going to miss the giant chunk of feta that they give you here!
After dinner we headed up to the viewpoint we had been at earlier in the day to take some photos of the pantheon and the city with all the lights on. It was very beautiful, and we got an even better show, when the lightening in the distance started to light up the sky in the distance.
We headed to bed early as tomorrow we have a busy day planned with a daytrip out to Delphi. ...
... but was also a little spit-fire of a woman so our tour was very fast-paced. I am one to read everything at a museum, so where I would have needed at least 45 minutes on each floor, we probably spent about 10. I will definitely be going back. While there, I managed to snag a picture of Apollo's lute- commonly made out of the shell of a turtle- that was carved into the top of the Parthenon as a little homage to my musical roots.
... Greece was in at the moment, and mentioned that tourism is about 40% down on last year. Poor media has lead people to believe that Athens is a little unstable to visit. But in reality, you feel very safe walking around. It is a shame realy, because the Greek people need the tourist money, but the tourists have been turned against them for no real reason.
After we ...
... the restaurant and both ordered Souvlaki, the traditional Greek dish. We filled up and then wandered around a bit more. I had asked a store attendant where I could get my haircut as I felt it was getting a bit long, and so we headed there. The guy was young, but very good; he spoke good English and gave me a great haircut. He said my last haircut was perfect, good wrap for my barber back home! We then headed home on the subway and enjoyed a good nights ...
... two hours to get to, and we only had about 30 minutes, so at 10.30am we headed for a bar and had our first beer of the day. Poros is lovely - the kind of island I would love to visit again and spend a few days - very picturesc. All of the scenery throughout the day was just fantastic!
Back on board, lunch was served, with another beer, then we arrived at the next island Hydra. We had about and hour and a half on this island, ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $234
- 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 $144
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $96
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $280
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $111
- A Cruise/Conference Hotel
- Big Hotel
- Good Hotel, Nice breakfast and toiletteries
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotel
- 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 $64
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $155
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $150
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $77
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- 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 $98
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $214
- Enjoyed my stay....
- Quite Impressed! Really Enjoyed Our Stay
- There is no rooftop pool!!
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $50
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $98
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $131
- 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 $112
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price