Travel Blogs from Athens
The Acropolis was the highest point in town, which provided the building with natural fortifications. The Athenian Acropolis had three drafts - the first was in around 1200 BC, the second was in around 480 BC, and the third was in the 2nd or 3rd century AD by the Romans. There was a statue of Athena in the middle of the Acropolis that was visble from the Piraeus, as well as a theater of Dionysus. The ...
... just as amazing as the pictures everyone has seen of it. Think of the Acropolis as the complex that houses the Parthenon, Athena's Temple and Dionysius' Theatre. We took a few pictures and laughed at all the girls making their boyfriends take pictures of them doing "sexy model poses" on the surrounding walls. Mike has included a sample of this in the pictures. On the way home we stopped for some delicious Greek food (Mike says he will only ...
... places but many mid range and budget options too. Sonja and I had decided to treat ourselves and book into a boutique hotel instead of a hostel and I'm so glad we did - the place was amazing - it even had a Jacuzzi right outside out room! we had a lovely few days in Mykonons, enjoying the lovely beaches and getting to know the town. We also did a day trip to Delos (birth place of Apollo) which was brilliant - far more to see than I expected. Plus we got told off ...
... We went to the Temple of
Olympian Zeus, the Panantheic Stadium, where they held the first
modern Olympics in 1896 (just looked from outside as our Athens site
pass didn't include the Stadium for some reason) and the Parliament,
where we saw the changing of the guard. This was quite comical as the
guards have to wear slippers with fuzzy balls on the end, tights and
a kind of skirt. Then they have to step towards each other with legs
outstretched until ...
... and all I can say is there is some great items on display and the top floor recreates the fresco that went around the Parthenon. Visually it is brilliant to see, clearly Lord Elgin is most unpopular for taking away lots of artefacts. It was god to hear some museums are returning items. As per usual I took way to many photos of horses:). It's also good where you can clearly see original and the restoration ...
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