Travel Blogs from Athens
... at the base of the Acropolis. Dinner was very good but you have to be careful here where the bring things like bread or bottled water and charge you for them even if you did not ask/want them. My Souvlaki was very good and so was the Sangria! We made it home by 10pm just when the rest of Athens was heading out on the town. Our hotel was a bit off the beaten path in a more neighborhood type area but we negotiated it fine. When we got in our room, we crashed and crashed ...
... worth the effort.
There actually was some rain whilst we were at the Acropolis Museum so when we left the streets were a little cleaner. From there we wandered slowly back towards the hotel stopping for some nibbles and drinks at a few cafes along the way. The ladies of course were in hunting mode and whilst David and I relaxed in a cafe they would be shopping. We tried a few different beers most weren't bad except for Fix ...
... our tickets. There was more to the sight than I expected and it was quite impressive to see. The view out over Athens was something else.
We headed back to the rooftop bar just in time for happy hour and enjoyed watching the sun go down over the Acropolis. Then it was a bite to eat and in bed early. We had to be up before the sun in the morning, ready to catch a ferry to the Greek Islands! ... Did someone say Greek Islands?! Yes! Greek ...
... than scheduled take off time. The reason given was a mechanical fault with our original aeroplane, so a replacement was found. We finally boarded our Airbus 320 plane at 3.45 and take off was at 4.37. After a good quick flight we touched down in Athens at 9-38
(London time 7.38, 2 hrs ahead here) so a 3 hr1 min flight when normal time is 3hr40min. Georgina our driver from the hotel was there to meet us,and drove us to the ...
... from Atlanta in 1996 - a year where my family went and saw many different events in a city we used to live in. Lots of cool memories from those games.
Leaving the Stadium, we headed back to the center of Athens. We had been there several times, but only underground in the metro. I had read that the best way to buy ferry tickets (to the islands where we were going the next day) was to go to the center and find a travel agency to buy them from.... ...
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