Travel Blogs from Athens
Our Shore Excursion
-Your tour begins with a drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to reach the Isthmia Pier, where you'll embark on your waterway adventure. Discover the beauty of the 4-mile-long canal's impressive 230-foot-high sloping limestone walls.
-Admire the spectacular view of the canal from a bridge more than 200 ...
... Acropolis on the hill above us. We can already see people milling about its ancients ruins like little ants even at this hour. We visited the Acropolis last time we were in Athens and so today we intend to visit The Plaka which is the very old part of the city. We make our way up Ermou Street which is a little like Oxford Street in London. Full of shops and cafes. There seems to be a lot of stray dogs about, either wandering around nears cafes or ...
... talks in the lounge. I may yet get to work out F-stops and exposures!
A late afternoon briefing introduces the crew... Greek captain, hotel manager and cruise director and about six Mauritian staff. We are told that this boat has many disadvantages... No casino. No theatre. There are poles to hang on to but there will be no pole dancing. No shopping mall. No swimming pool. No seating plans or dinner rosters. No name ...
... back, the cinema has slightly sloping stadium seating with tables and a beautiful view of the Acropolis all lit up to the side. The showing wasn't till 8.45pm so we thought during the day we would walk past at some stage to see what was showing. When we came bak back from breakfast the 2 guys had checked out. YAY!!!
We had to pick up more sunscreen because 16 days in the islands meant we had gone through our large bottle, then we made a bee line for Dr Fish. This had ...
... of the modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colorful counterpoint to classical Greece.
Piraeus is the port city for Athens and has been Athens' port of entry for over two millennia.
Our Day in Athens
Up too early for my liking, but I'm sitting at the Princess Theatre well before ...
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