Travel Blogs from Athens
... 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. ...
... reflected on the poor condition of the buildings and surroundings in Athens. While the Greek economy is slowly improving, there is much to be done re infrastructure within the city. Travel Tip 18 - When visiting the Acropolis and the Parthenon arrange a guide. There is so much to internalise that it can be overwhelming. Our guide helped to contextualise the information, and gave us a clear understanding of the background and timeline of events. Another amazing day in ...
... port of call by lunchtime the next day. Breakfast was a smorgasbord. As we walked in, we were again grabbed by crew and told where to sit. This time another English couple and two Aussies. Again, polite conversation went on, but we were all getting better at it.
After the lifeboat drill, we were all ordered to the top deck to meet the crew and clapped politely after each introduction. We were then quizzed to see what we remembered of our lifeboat drill. ...
... entertainers and beggars would line up to take their share of the salaries of the working class. Later, around 400 A.D., the building became a shopping center for the Athenians. Dr. Camp noted that the enterprising businessman of Athens would have had to take advantage of the weak municipal authority in Athens after the Visigoths arrived to set up these shops, as it was previously illegal to privately section off parts of a public building.
Dr. Camp ...
... five or six guys up there, two of them were working, the others were standing around watching the crowds
On the way down I visited the Ancient Agora. This was the heart of Athens back in the day. The place where Socrates wandered around in bare feet asking his questions and challenging everything. On hearing some of the stories I came to the conclusion he was the original crazy guy on the tram. The agora was both a place of worship and of trade & ...
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