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Travel Blogs from Athens
... stood against Ptolemy in 146 BC. The Romans trashed the city, and it was abandoned for around 100 years. In 44 AD, the Romans realized the strategic location and colonized the area of Corinth, building basilicas, forums, and odeons. The basilicas were impressive administrative buildings and eventually were the format for the Christian churches.
One interesting location that I had never heard of was the sanctuary of Aphrodite, which had ...
... And in negotiating some of the narrow streets, we came across groups of heavily armed police just waiting. We don't feel at all threatened or in danger but I guess they're anticipating more protests against the government. We haven't come across anyone who has a good word to say about them. I guess when you see signs everywhere advertising the job of Prime Minister, no qualifications needed, the message is pretty ...
... in to eat at their establishment. We had skipped breakfast so by the time we were done at the ruins we were pretty hungry and didn’t want to wait to get somewhere with fewer tourists. And it was pretty hot so we finally decided on a place along the street with some shade.
It was Friday and a work day so after lunch we headed back to our hotel. Before getting to our hotel we checked out a laundromat we had identified online. We confirmed there ...
... staying next door to the post office, so we post the parcel and go to the room for a break. Now where?
I suggest, as the police are now only skeleton staffed and the demonstration is only under the post office, next door, we go to the parliament and see the guards in the uniforms, then we walked through the gardens and to the temple of Olympian Zeus. The uniform of the guards dates back a few hundred years and are quite interesting, the ...
... the design of the Parthenon itself I.
e the dimensions and number of pillars. Friezes from the site are displayed in all their splendour, together with the plaster cast copies of the ones that are currently in the British museum. Add to this the sculptures that have been recovered and together they give visitors a taste of what the original building must have been like.
I didn't get to see the other levels of ...
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