Travel Blogs from Athens
... the importance of his mission, and he made it so exhausted to Athens that he only had strengh to say the word win before falling death. But withouth this sacrifice, possible the whole western world would be speaking Persian right now, and nothing would be like we know it today! To conmemorate this, later on, the Marathon race was created and repeated all around the world.
This is one of the stories that most impressed me, but there is so much more history in ...
... the marina is lined with cafe/ bars, and terraced houses flow up the side of the mountain. We both noted the cleanliness and how picture postcard perfect the town appeared.
Back on board and an hour cruise to the Island of Aegina (you can work this one out :)
We didn't see much of Aegina as we had elected the optional tour of Moni ...
... we head that way, I get in the ship and immediately take a shower, it's really hot in Italy, I hate sweating all the time. After my amazing shower i meet Josh back on deck we grab a snack and head to the top deck to watch one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen, what a great way to start our journey to Greece. Josh is keeping a hand written journal and I'm doing my travel blog. We get kicked off the top deck, but only after the amazing sunset. We relax on ...
... of the first modern Olympics in 1896. A stadium was first constructed on the site in the 4th Centuary BC.
It was incredible to be able to walk down the tunnel the athletes had walked down (which in Roman times had been a cave used for sacred rituals) and out onto the track.
The stadium is a horse shoe shape and can fit up to 68,000 people and has a 2,000 year old drain running between the track and the seating. ...
... that could have kept it from happening.
So the Athens National Archaeological Museum is one of those places that makes a history major's brain kinda dribble out of his ears in a little puddle on the floor. First thing that greets you when you walk in the central door is Agamemnon's death mask, flanked by weapons, vessels, jewelry, and various bric-a-brac from the Trojan Wars. I had one of those moments, standing in front of a display cabinet ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $117
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $114
- 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 $164
- 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 $133
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $343
- 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 $96
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $119
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 $115
- 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!!
Αθήνα 6, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $39
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