Travel Blogs from Athens
... which some of did, and then they wanted one last look at the Parthenon, by nighttime. One of the grandmothers offered to walk over to the foot of the hill with them, so Andrew went along. They were all back at the hotel by 10, and we went right to bed, because............... SUNDAY, JULY 20 ============== We had to get up this morning at 5:30 to get to the airport. Road Scholar provided a taxi for us, as we were the only people leaving at 8:15 a.m. A van-load of people had left ...
... that we were looking onto over our balcony. The beach was rocky, the water had rubbish in it and there wasn’t even real waves so I don’t even know if you’d call it a beach(?) but everyone seemed to be swimming so we did too. It was still nice and refreshing – the first swim of our holiday and it was in the Aegean Sea! We’re getting a pretty good tan over here. Mum has the most hectic tan lines… She keeps calling herself an aboriginal. ...
... around the narrow streets and illegally parked cars. The bus horn sounded on many occasions to warn other drivers that we were coming through. I was grateful not to be driving today even with Gertrude's help. Back to the ship for a swim and drink. At dinner many stories were shared of the different tours undertaken during the day. So much to see and do in Athens, but we had only scratched the surface. Hopefully one day we will manage to return for a longer adventure. ...
... markets and small public squares with historic churches and chapels that seem unreal to see in amongst the modern buildings. We decided to stop at a local taverna and asked the waiter to suggest something for lunch. He said there were special items available only today due to the National holiday. We left it in his hands and ended up with a small salad (greek of course), battered cod with garlic potato mash and a slow cooked lamb which fell off the bone with roasted potatoes ...
... Barry interjected with the most well timed comment of the night in Greek “Lagorias Mo Parakalo!” (May I please have the bill!). It certainly was time for the bill. Marco’s wife brought more “on the house wine” and some water bottles to go.
We stuck around for the extra glass of wine, but decided it best not to linger any longer; and how appropriate it is that we end our Greek adventure with the very same ...
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