Travel Blogs from Athens
... have 30kg all the way through, even on domestic flights (if you are an international traveller in the first place). But we weren't able to ticket this flight from Rome with our other tickets - thus we have a 23kg limit. Hmmm. We have bought some stuff, and there is alcohol and marmalade and winter clothes as well as new clothing purchases and enough scarves to sink a ship...and we have been reshuffling the stuff inside these cases for some days now, trying to evenly distribute ...
... of its strategic location on a headland facing the Aegean Sea, the temple was surrounded by a defensive wall, but the site was nevertheless overrun by the Macedonians several times.
Two smaller temples dedicated to the goddess Athena were built a bit below the main temple, but not much remains of them.
I asked our guide about the name Sounion, since it doesn’t really sound Greek.
She explained that it is from the ...
... REALLY close. So we landed at the airport at 9:20 and arrived at our hostel at 1:30. Except we weren’t really there. The gal at reception says, "You are in our other building."
Once again it is important to note that I pride myself on my navigational skills. I am always the one that reads that map, that can find her way back to where she started, that sees landmarks, street signs, and has no problem getting around. However, by now I had no faith in ...
... Games in 1896. That was a real treat, especially walking a lap of the track and seeing the cauldron from where the Olympic flame is lit. I almost ran a lap. Almost.
Most of the afternoon I spent idly wandering the Monastiraki and downtown area around where I'm staying. In a few places I paused to read my book briefly. I really like this city. Every city has a dirty side. Some cities, like Rome, try not to ...
... around and they rounded into the streets. Stairs were made of the same material. The best description would be if somebody decided to make a neighborhood out of an idea from the City Museum in St. Louis. I was told that these residences came to be from people who would just find a nice hill, put a house up and live there. Once the roof is on, its almost impossible to knock it down (laws are then in place). So people would do this all up the hillside and eventually ...
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
Circle - IX, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $12
- 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
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