Travel Blogs from Athens
... 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
- 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
4 - 6 Michail Voda et Makedonias, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- 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
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
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