Travel Blogs from Athens
... and then just keeps going. Apparently this isn't even the main clubbing area, which would be interesting to see. I overheard someone at breakfast talking about a club that had a burger joint built into it. That's like two of my favourite things in the same place. I'll need to hunt it down if I'm ever back here. After making an understandably slow start to the day, I settled in for some easy sightseeing. I wandered through the ruins of the Athens ...
... br> Not to long in a dog came up to me and sat down right next to me. 'I gave him a teddy graham and scratched his back. I finished my lunch and with my new friend at my side laid back for nice relaxing rest before it was time to meet the group again. I put my pack behind my head and used the incline of the stairs to lean on. From this angle I could see the whole square, and with my sunglasses on I could people watch all I wanted. Which is exactly what ...
... on the cliffs. The small church at the top, along with the view and the restaurant obviously sees many weddings. we saved the views for later. Liquid refreshments were the priority here, followed by our first taste of 'moussaka', which turned out to be better than expected. Somehow eggplant always tastes the same, no matter what you do to it. Earl ate half of the portion, still cannot believe it was eggplant. Now that the sweat no longer blinded our viewing, it was ...
... little skirts and tights and shoes with pom-poms on - must be very hot?! It takes 80 days to make their uniforms! Lots of little pleats.
Our visit here will be remembered for when we heard the news about the act of war visited on the poor innocent passengers of MH17. To say it has unsettled me would be fair comment. Thoughts of home are uppermost today.
Tomorrow we are off to Santorini which is going to be awesome. ...
About the Delphic Oracle: the priestess of the oracle was an older woman "of blameless life" chosen from among the peasants of the area. She would sit above a hole in the ground from which vapours allegedly rose and caused her to go into a trance, thereby allowing Apollo to speak through her. She was consulted about matters of public policy and personal affairs. When there was too much work for one oracle, others were ...
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
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