Travel Blogs from Athens
... all our bags are checked in, no excess baggage costs had to be paid, Louise is feeling toasty in her extra clothes, we still have a bag of food and groceries (in an Aldi's bag no less), as we head through the security baggage checks. I am a trifle worried that my bag will be too big for carry on when it only just fits through the x-ray machine, but apparently its all ok. We get through to the other side, thinking we might have some lunch or something to eat. As it turns out there is ...
... s good to see that Athens values its history enough to spend lots of money on all this restoration, especially with Greece deep in an economic crisis.
But couldn’t they have waited until we passed through? We wanted to see the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena, and the other structures atop the Acropolis the way they look in all the tourist publications: uncrowded and crane-less. Oh well, maybe in 20 years….
Next stop: Naples on ...
... here two more times. Most interesting is that you place your key card that opens the door inside a slot in the room and that is what makes the electricity work. No kidding. Take the card out, the room shuts down. Crazy!
It was now nearly 2:00 p.m. and we have had a bit of frustration, a whole lot of waiting, and nothing to eat since our croissant at 6:00 a.m before the flight. We were starting to get a little grumpy.
We dropped off our ...
... is the lack of toilet seats. I'm not sure exactly how I'm supposed to use a toilet without a seat. Do I sit on the bare rim? Do I squat over the thing? These are the important questions I ask myself while travelling.
Finally, I found baklava and it was amazing.
PS - Even with the amount of Greek food on offer, it is still perfectly acceptable to have McDonalds for lunch if you need to use their ...
... br> Not to long in a dog came up to me and sat down right next to me. 'I gave him a teddy graham and scratched his back. I finished my lunch and with my new friend at my side laid back for nice relaxing rest before it was time to meet the group again. I put my pack behind my head and used the incline of the stairs to lean on. From this angle I could see the whole square, and with my sunglasses on I could people watch all I wanted. Which is exactly what ...
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