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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
- 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