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Travel Blogs from Athens
... and Choral Music:
This group had the opportunity to present in an actual Greek amphitheater. Lucky ducks!! Ancient Greek theater began with festivals. Athens was known as the epicenter of all Greek festivals. This group put great emphasis on the Chorus of the Ancient Greek play. Kenny Daniel uses Morgan Freeman as a correlation to a Greek chorus......still trying to figure it out but that's ok. The chorus sang in the play as a part ...
... and shops. John and I were very generously treated by his parents to our own cabin. The room was nice, had its own bathroom and shower too! We explored the ship, watched Chania grow smaller and smaller in the distance and had a very nice dinner. After dinner we went back to the room and next thing I know, I wake up in the same clothes, shoes on, lights still on, on an empty boat in Athens. I looked over, and John had done the same thing. We must have been ...
... and hot and palm tree awesome out! we arrived at the stadium and they had put ropes out so you couldn't walk up to it you had to pay to go in, damn Greeks! Well we stopped and bought some beers and sat our butts down on the steps it was hilarious! Here we are in beautiful Ancient Greece and we are sitting here having beers on the steps beside the Olympic Stadium! I loved it! I was a bit surprised because Sinisa was so in to learning and seeing every other ancient and ...
We then went out for a lovely dinner in the touristy part of town.
The following day we explored the Temple of Zeus (Greek god), and the Modern Olympic stadium. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1894 and they were held at this stadium, which is completely made of white marble. The Ancient Olympics were ceased in 394 AD due to religious reasons and only restarted in 1894.
It was great to wander around the stadium and ...
My plan to do some relaxed shopping today turns out to be flawed - it's Sunday, so all the shops are closed and Athens seems asleep. It's nice and sunny to wander around again, though as I've managed to get a bit burnt there will be no tanning for me today. I grab a frappe to take with me - a Greek coffee which is cold and frothy, sugar and milk optional. I score some gluten free traditional Greek snacks at a fancy looking bulk ...
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