Travel Blogs from Athens
... well. 2 were Australian and 1 was a Kiwi – they were going to England for a university exchange. One of the Australian girls also had her passport taken. They told us a few stories of horrible situations that they’ve experienced in Athens.
The girl who’s passport was taken was on the metro with all her friends. They arrived at their stop and all her friends got off but a group of men barricaded her in. She was understandably, absolutely terrified; ...
... in the world. It is one of the most important points in Greece due to its proximity to the capital, Athens. Piraeus has been the Athenian port since ancient times. Our guide was born in Athens and knowledgable in Athenian history and beliefs. She had a great sense of humour which made the day a lot of fun. Early in our tour she referred to the orange trees that grew along the many streets in Athens. As the fruit was very sour, she explained that the only good use for ...
... how we were to get to the ship. It looked like we should walk up to a flyover to get on, so up we went, dragging our cases behind us. Nope, there was a bloody great gate in the way. So down we went and started along the road below. We were the only ones walking along there and we began to get worried our ship would leave without us. Fortunately, around the corner was a massive great car park with lots of passengers getting out of cabs. Above the big glass doors ...
... Gallio showed no concern whatever.
Again I was able to track the steps that Paul took in his journeys. Corinth is almost the perfect city. It was protected by mountains and bay's and it should have been the most prosperous city in Greece. Instead of focusing on political power and leadership like Athens; Corinth focused on commerce.
Then we drove back to Athens to visit the Acropolis. Acropolis means the highest point. So we got to stand ...
... The Olympeion was an enormous structure, the largest temple in Greece, exceeding even the Parthenon in size. It was built on this vast complex in 515 B.C. during the reign of Peisistratos. Completing took many centuries until 2nd century AD. In the Hellenistic and Roman periods it was the largest temple in Greece consisting of
104 columns, each 17 meters high, made of Pentelic marble. Only 15 of the Corinthian columns remain standing to give a ...
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