Travel Blogs from Athens
... runner conveyed the news of the battle, running the distance from Marathon back to Athens, and this distance of 26 miles became the measure of a "marathon" still used today. On our way back to Athens, we passed over the dam of Lake Marathon, an artificial lake built to supply drinking water to Athens as the city was growing in 1931 (later, other reservoirs took over). Once back in Athens, Andrew and I returned to the hotel, regrouped, and then set out for lunch and to do his ...
... driver pulled a knife out threatening to stab him. The other Australian girl had also been in a situation on the metro where a man had his hand in her handbag – Just a freaky scary place. They said they wouldn’t be leaving their hotel room for the next few days and that they would never, ever come back to Athens. Understandable! That kind of made us feel a little bit unsafe so we agreed that we would head back to our hotel after the passport was stolen and ...
... was to throw at police and politicians. The Parthenon dates back to 432 BCE and stands atop of the Acropolis. The term Acropolis refers to the rocky hill that rises 156 metres above Athens. It is a natural fortress since it is inaccessible from all sides except the west side where the entrance was located. From the earliest times it has been both a fortress and religious centre of the state.The Parthenon Temple was originally dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. ...
... rumble marked the arrival of some fighter jets overhead and the start of the parade. We soon realised that this was a military parade, celebrating Greece’s independence from Turkey occupation. This was a show of military might, and reminded me of parades in socialist countries like China, North Korea and Russia. As we stood there, we were overwhelmed by the parade by of every type of tank and army vehicle, missile launchers, and representatives of every battalion of ...
... have left it. I was responsible for pulling money from her purse in the rental car at each toll, and likely had dropped it on the passenger floor. I picked it up later not realizing it was hers, having thought I dropped my own at some point. Phew!
Back to the hotel for a quick bite to eat, we took in a wonderful sunset view of the Parthenon and the ancient Acropolis from the hotel’s roof top patio with a drink and ...
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