Travel Blogs from Athens
Early morning wake up call for 5.15am. it rang at 4.49am. oh well... up and at 'em Sitting outside the Hotel at 6.40am for 7am pickup. i wasn't going to be late. hmmm... bus is late. oh, there it is. Local guide waved at me...I take the case across the road to the bus. 'Are you French, Madame?' 'Non.' Wrong bus. After that , I avoided being picks up by a Spanish bus tour ... And 2 others...I just stared them down in the end and they left. Ahhhh... There's my bus! At ...
... anyone know how to get back to the hotel....? Apparently not. No map, no phones, no idea where to go, we start blindly stumbling in the homeward direction. J manages to hook into some free wifi on the street to send us in the right direction, thank god! After resting and freshening up, we head to our rooftop bar for a cocktail as we gaze over the acropolis at night. Quite a spectacular way to end this rather long ...
... you can see the Acropolis far below. On top of Lykavittos you will also find a tiny old Christian Orthodox Church, the church of St George. We proceeded to take the funicular back down instead of walking down, before we pass out from the heat. Back to Kolonaki Square, we decided to have a nice lunch. The restaurants had a more mature audience, less touristy than the ones you would find at Plaka.And all of them had outdoor ...
... certainly feeling it can't wait to lay down and get some sleep, but really excited to be here. The bus driver was really cute coming round to check everyone's ticket, just a nice, friendly looking guy. Can't wait to hear some Greek. And eat it too yummy :) The food on the second Aeroflot flight was much better bread and ham and turkey, mind you the previous one had salmon!! 3 airplane meals today. My first food was tomatoes for breaky at 5:30am them lunch about 1pm ...
... out on the balcony again to do more work. I was definitely more successful this time than the last time! I also got a bit sunburned, though, but it already looks a lot better today.
After ICNE that night Gabby and I couldn't make the lock move to get into the apartment. It had supposedly been fixed earlier in the afternoon, but by the evening it was giving Christina problems again, and then we just couldn't turn our keys either way when we ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $118
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- 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 $123
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $74
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $323
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $115
- 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 $67
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $119
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $80
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- 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 $91
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $111
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $160
- 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 $48
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $86
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $102
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $154
- Excellant hotel
- Great Value and Wonderful Location
- Incredibly Perfect Location - Luxurious & Fun
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $49
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price