Travel Blogs from Athens
The embassy opened at 8:30 and up to level 6 we went. We had to go through a security screen and could only take the necessities in. After a few forms and signatures, we were told that the emergency passport would be ready to pick up same time tomorrow morning. What a relief! Mum had a smile on her face and we could finally relax knowing we can actually get home! We were lucky because we didn’t really have to change our itinerary. Others aren’t so ...
... structure reaching to the heavens. Tradesmen were working in different areas re-constructing parts of the structures. Scaffolding and cranes cloaked the front face of the Parthenon. Our guide explained that the work was required to stabilise the remains. Where possible original stone blocks were used, however, the re-construction sometimes required new stone blocks to be incorporated into the columns and beams. The new stone stood out due to its bright white colour. ...
... room, we were grabbed by crew members and ordered to sit with people who spoke the same language. We were seated at a table of all English people except us. We all introduced ourselves and made polite conversation during the meal. We discovered that we could eat the whole menu, if we wished. So one could have three starters, three mains and three desert. No, I didn’t, I had one each of the first two courses and cheese and biscuits for desert and watched ...
... in Athens. Along the road was a stoa (basically a name for any building with columns) that was very significant. The particular stoa we observed dates to around 500 BC, and was the office of the king archon (the chief religious magistrate). Along with the columns, we can tell decorative statues were around the building from the surviving "herms." The term "herm" refers to the bases of a statue that was presumably dedicated to the god Hermes, which were used ...
... traveling in a country where you don't speak the language is not a big enough challenge, try traveling where you cant even read the language. All the signs are in Cyrillic. The Greeks being the nice people they are print the English version below the Cyrillic so dumb tourists like myself can figure it out....eventually!
The acropolis is actually walking distance from Plaka, where I am staying. But the hill it is on is so huge I didn't think I'd make it up ...
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