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... a new hotel, although I prefer the Grand Bretagne. We are staying at the Ava Hotel and suites. Very nice, large rooms, however horrible internet. Is it me????
We asked the front desk for a dinner recommendation and they sent us to a fantastic roof top restaurant with views of the Acropolis. He drew on a map and indicated it was about 500 meters and we needed to cut through a park. Don’t ask Kathy or me to tell you ...
... of sex, cooking, and care, it was a terrific strategy that might even work today.
After the Acropolis, we continued on a city tour by bus, which took us to the Olympic Stadium and the the Temple of Zeus for a group photo.
By 2:00 we were at the Hotel Amalia, for check in and some personal time, until our group farewell dinner later in the evening.
From here, we will be off to Santorini for an additional 3 day extension before we return home.
Perhaps the most exciting day of this trip arrives for me today... The start of our Greek islands sailing cruise. We have half a day to fill before we are due to catch a taxi to the marina and head for the new Acropolis Museum.
The museum designed by architect Bernard Tschumi sits atop excavated ruins (of course!) and is filled with natural light and student groups. Liz delights in the perfect cement formwork columns and the ...
... acting as home to the country's biggest harbour and bearing all the characteristics of a huge marine and commercial-industrial centre.
The port of Piraeus is the chief port in Greece, the largest passenger port in Europe and the third largest in the world, servicing about 20 million passengers annually. With a throughput of 1.4 million ...
... next day.
The next day was a lot of sightseeing. We first went to the Acropolis. After receiving our student discount using our shady-looking FSU student IDs, we went to explore the Acropolis Park. First we went to the theater of Dionysus, followed by other ruins, until we finally reached the Acropolis with the Parthenon. We walked around, trying to take everything in. So much history had taken place here so it was a little overwhelming. We then went and climbed the Mars ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $106
- You can do better
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $139
- Nice hotel and good loacti…
- InterContinental Athenaeum…
- It's okay.
1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $163
- Great location!
- Highly recommend
- Great Room With Great View
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Central location
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $81
- The hotel is new and the f…
- Lovely hotel - I really en…
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $125
- Beautiful and comfortable
- A nice hotel
- Nice, but......
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $385
- Excellent Stay
- Great Hotel w/Service to M…
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $103
- Buffet Lunch!
- Metropolitan hotel
Circle - IX, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $12
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Very well located and mode…
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- Big not always better
- Rather posh
- Terrific Place!
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $127
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Handy location
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Divani 4-Day Stay
- 3 blocks from acropolis--great location
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- Stay at Zafolia
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
- Take the Room With A View
- Bring Ear Plugs!
- Enjoyed my stay....
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
- Easy acess
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Amazing Athens Hotel
- Very nice
- Terrible Hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Amalia Hotel
- Well Positioned Hotel
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $166
- Pleased at the Plaza
- love it
- Excellant hotel
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $53
- Close to places
- Nice viws from the Rooftop
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price