Travel Blogs from Athens
... isn't a bad way to wake up 😄 We rented quads to explore the island of Spetses, which is a very rich island - bikinis were about €400! Saw some amazing beaches and houses, until our bike broke down! I sat in the sweltering heat trying to kick start it while Yvonne went to find help. Two people stopped and both of them asked if I put gasoline in. Yes I bloody put gasoline in it I'm not an idiot! And yes I've tried the start button - ...
... until 10. Hmph. So much for beating the crowds AND THE SUN! There wasn't even a sign stating they'd be open late. A true representation of the Greek "Sigá, sigá" meaning slowly, slowly. How un-American!
Anyway, after waiting around for a couple of hours, I was able to enter through the Propylaea and then climb to the beautiful Parthenon. One of the "forgotten" Wonders of the World, the Parthenon was built ...
... and some with their cart selling tea. We bought a pork gyros pita takeaway and sat by the benches, eating and observing the crowd. People come and go, kids playing ball and running around the square with parents shouting at them. We finish our food and went walking towards syntagma square. All the shops were closed, the road almost completely deserted with only a few tourists along the way. This was a pretty depressing sight. In Asia, ...
... of fresh fruit for very reasonable prices.
That evening the girls went out and Christine got a haircut – they then tell me that they found a nice juice bar to catch up. Meanwhile I enjoyed a couple of local beers and played with my new toys.
Next we’re backtracking to the north to see some monasteries - stay tuned, we’ve heard they are pretty amazing.
Denny, Christine, and ...
... I’d turn around to find my portion of cheese dwindling. I can’t believe I fell for that old trick.
We walked over 10 miles today, so the evening ship activities were out of the question. I disappeared to my special book reading chair out on one of the decks and walked back in the room around 8:30 to find Jason snoring logs. I guess we are turning in early to get ready for our big day in Ephesus tomorrow. More ruins…I can’t ...
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