Travel Blogs from Athens
... take out a few items and shove them into backpacks and then the AirItalia lady will accept them. Louise helps out by reefing clothes out of her bag and putting them on to wear. Never mind that the weight will still be going on the plane (obviously). And while all this craziness is going on, the AirItalia lady starts asking us if we would hurry and could we please move along. WTF. WE are rearranging the bags and they are not yet checked in - how can we 'move on'? Grrrr.
... have taken their toll and the marble columns are deteriorating and badly in need of renovation.
It’s all that renovating that’s the problem. Huge cranes have been installed inside the structure and were constantly lifting and moving stuff.
Meanwhile, workers were noisily grinding away at new sections of marble that are deliberately brighter than the originals, so visitors can see which parts have been replaced.
... a turn, I keep going. Finally he stops and I see the landmarks that say we are close. We are there. We thank him and he is off his scooter asking for money. Should have known. But we were glad to make a donation and to be at the hostel.
We check into our first hostel – a hostel recommended by Alex because he had stayed there several times. We weren’t sure what to expect, pretty generic but really okay. Which is a good thing because we will ...
... and then demand money. I'm sure a scuffle will break out at some point.
One thing that does amaze me though are the warning signs not to put any toilet paper down the toilet. Apparently the Greek sewage system can't handle large wads of paper. Most places have waste baskets to place the paper in. I'm not convinced this is hygienic. Could you at least provide a bidet?
The other thing, which has carried over ...
... would shove that flier right in your face and put there hand on your shoulder, trying to slow you down. They got so close and smiled there best, but to no avail. I saw maybe 500 people come out of that stairway and only about 6 took a flier. The locals just shove through, with no reaction or turn towards them. Not a polite no, not a "**** off!" nothing. They might as well not have existed. That's how all sales people are and that's how they are all treated. They ...
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