Travel Blogs from Athens
So the time finally arrived..we were going to Greece! I would have been more excited if it wasn't to run a marathon haha But not just any marathon. Shelby and I were there to run the ORIGINAL marathon. It was the same path Pheidippides, the messenger, ran. The legend is that he ran from the battlefield in Marathon all the way to Athens without stopping. When he got to Athens he ran into the assembly and said, "We won!" Then he collapsed and died. Sad.
We arrived ...
As I sit at the base of the acropolis waiting for the gates to open I wonder....do I like Athens? As a kid I was always fascinated by the ancient civilisations; the Greeks, the Romans and the Egyptians. Now having visited all three in some way and heading back to Italy soon I struggle to fully appreciate Athens for its juxtaposition of ancient and new. Is it really right to rebuild a ruin of a temple in new materials and call ...
... a bit there are a lot of street lined shops and great food in Athens. The people were so friendly, I had dinner at a great outdoor cafe and the manager bought me a glass of wine and sat with me a while just telling me about all the things to do while I'm in Athens. I would definitely come back and explore a bit more. It's easy to get around in Athens, the subway system was really easy to figure out. SANTORINI! This island was gorgeous, I rented an ATV for the ...
... to see them intact. By the sounds we'll get to see a lot of the original decor when we get to the British Museum (the Elgin Marbles).
The Odeum of Herodes Atticus was a theatre which was largely in tact and is still used for performances today.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus is largely destroued, only about 15 columns remain but these were of such a scale that it was breathtaking and impossible to imagine what ...
... like this: research heavily one very specific area for a couple weeks, say the Mycenaean Civilization, then go spend a day ogling all the related artifacts. Rinse lather repeat for all the different chunks of history represented in the various galleries. As it was I think I attempted to do too much in too little time, and by the end of our 1 hour 45 minutes I'm not sure the brain was absorbing much. It was, however, able to get me onto the bus back to ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $234
- 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 $144
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $96
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $280
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $111
- A Cruise/Conference Hotel
- Big Hotel
- Good Hotel, Nice breakfast and toiletteries
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotel
- 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 $64
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $155
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $150
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $77
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- 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 $98
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $214
- Enjoyed my stay....
- Quite Impressed! Really Enjoyed Our Stay
- There is no rooftop pool!!
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $50
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $98
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $131
- 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 $112
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price