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... immigration but it sure speeds things up. We flew with Aegean which won the Regional Airline Award for Europe in 2015. We were on an; Airbus 320 and could not believe the room between the seats; most we have probably ever had on a plane in economy. The negative was the amount of luggage people are allowed to bring into the cabin. You would not want to have a soft bag in the overhead locker with breakables in ...
... and wifi but decide to order a cold platter of foods as it is almost midday. The platter is delicious and filled with meats, cheeses, Dolmathes and tomatoes. After this we wander along Andreou Street deeper into the Plaka. There are even prettier tavernas here which are now getting very crowded with hungry tourists. We locate a bar called Brettos which is famous for distilling sweet liqueurs. The brightly coloured bottles adorn the shelves behind ...
... small motor yacht that the captain has already rejigged the route to avoid forecast rough seas in two days time.
The take home message is that this is a boat where we would not be ferried around like sheep on board or in port but could come and go as we pleased. And it's small passenger list and attention to detail means service is paramount. The barman knows my preference for lemon iced tea by the end of dinner. We can ...
... br> We headed to Filapoppos hill were we could walk past Socrates prison again and see the Filapoppau monument and pans hill as well as the hill of the nymps and muses who all called this area home. It was nothing spectacular but there is still a lot of remnants of old villages and walls that remained which were quite impressive. Around lunch time we went to our favorite gyros spot, cheap but very tasty, we have become gyros experts since its so easy and inexpensive to eat. ...
... is in ruins.
Next we climbed the 80 steps to the Acropolis. The Acropolis is actually the whole site. We walked through the gateway called Propylaes, on top of the hill is the Parthenon the Erectheum. The Erectheum is a sacred site where it was decided that Athena would rule the city. This ruin had 6 statues of girls in the front. These statues have been replaced with plaster replicas and the originals are in the museum. Some of ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $106
- You can do better
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $139
- Nice hotel and good loacti…
- InterContinental Athenaeum…
- It's okay.
1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $163
- Great location!
- Highly recommend
- Great Room With Great View
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Central location
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $81
- The hotel is new and the f…
- Lovely hotel - I really en…
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $125
- Beautiful and comfortable
- A nice hotel
- Nice, but......
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $385
- Excellent Stay
- Great Hotel w/Service to M…
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $103
- Buffet Lunch!
- Metropolitan hotel
Circle - IX, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $12
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Very well located and mode…
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- Big not always better
- Rather posh
- Terrific Place!
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $127
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Handy location
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Divani 4-Day Stay
- 3 blocks from acropolis--great location
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- Stay at Zafolia
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
- Take the Room With A View
- Bring Ear Plugs!
- Enjoyed my stay....
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
- Easy acess
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Amazing Athens Hotel
- Very nice
- Terrible Hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Amalia Hotel
- Well Positioned Hotel
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $166
- Pleased at the Plaza
- love it
- Excellant hotel
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $53
- Close to places
- Nice viws from the Rooftop
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price