Travel Blogs from Athens
... with Gypsies, who are
persistent thieves, and stray dogs, who roam in packs and who are sick and
mangy. Despite the dogs at every stop,
we enjoyed the bus tour sites, getting out to take pictures of the Olympic
stadium and video for the changing of the guards at the Parliament.
We walked through Athenian streets to a Taverna, with live
dancing music and food. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday! ...
happily, all day, we found it very difficult to get our bill. The waiters
seemed to be run off their feet and after we had finished our meal avoided all
our attempts to get our bill. Eventually we caught one of them as he ran by and
asked for our bill and he said “In a few minutes”……..Ten minutes later after
much insisting on our part, we actually managed to pay. Most odd.
... great. They live just outside Athens on the coast, and the weather was excellent. The cafes and the restaurants in this seaside town were humming and the 18C temperature and blue sky were a welcome change from both the UK and Nagaland.
It was great to catch up with Mary & Polis again, and their friend the winemaker Haridimos Hatzidakis (the best winemaker in Greece) also arrived from Santorini towards the end of my stay. Mostly this was a visit ...
... reading explanations of the statues and carvings in front of you. Put all the pieces together and they tell stories such as the battle for the rule of Athens between Poseidon and Athena.. Athena won with her offering to the people of an olive branch over Poseidon's staff. We zipped home, picked up Spiro and Dean and headed to Deb's Mum's place. I had stayed with her last time I was in Greece and we both wanted to catch up with her. Olga ...
I've just realised I need to explain the titles of these blogs as you're not all mind readers are you? the first ine "It's my birthday" refers to one of the haggling lines used by shop keepers here. Goes something like this. Oscar (he's our group haggler): "how much for the shirt?" Shop keeper: "20 euros." Oscar: "I only have 15." Shopkeeper: "No already reduced, 20 euros." Oscar: "Nope,sorry, only got 15." Oscar starts to leave. Shopkeeper: "Wait, ...
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
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
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