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Travel Blogs from Athens
Taking 'The Zeus Palace' to Venice. I love the ship but others are telling me it's no Palace. (I just think they don't know how to play.) It's wonderful! I have wandered the decks.... Checked out the wonderful horizon... Watched the magnificent bridge disappear from sight... Been amazed at the tent set up on deck by backpackers.... almost tripped over 2 big dogs in the corridor by my room (They travel by ship twice a year back and forth to Greece... ...
... man from an adjoining table with a large family of Greeks approached me. His reply, "It's dinner!, you can't eat by yourself!" Dinner is a big social occasion in Greece, along with much of the world. So, with my new found Greek family, and the obligatory copious ouzo, the nigh continued. A need to say a little about Tavel romance at this point. It's my favorite type of romance. First, the entire relationship is in the honeymoon stage. Second, this is reinforced by the fact ...
... the Aegean Sea, the port of Piraeus, and out to the Sardonic Islands. Looking down one sees the Temple of Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium, church domes, white washed buildings, the National Gardens and more! Then there is the Acropolis sitting up above the city but still below you on Mt. Lycabettus--amazing!
Views aside, there are things on Mt. Lycabettus worthy of seeing. First, the Chapel of St. George, a pretty little white-washed, Orthodox chapel which was ...
... of the bus ensued. We boarded the overnight ferry from Bari in Italy to Patras in Greece and were lucky enough to get quad share cabins (quite often Contiki groups have to sleep in airline style seating areas). Loads of locals were obviously used to this overnight ferry concept - they slept in the stairwell of the boat with inflatable matresses and all sorts of home brought comforts (eskies of food!). We all had a ...
... some Burger King and then headed to our plane. The flight was only just over an hour so I basically gazed out the window and then stared more intently as some of the Greek Islands came into view. We were given rolls an biscuits on the plane and as we had just eaten we stashed these for dinner. When we arrived in Athens we were met by a legend of a tour guide who had a little 'Beard' sign (written in English and Greek). ...
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