Travel Blogs from Athens
... Which ever story you prefer.) This place was just awe inspiring. The views alone... 360 degree view and just stunning. All the way to the harbour... Which is why the site was chosen in the first place... On top of a huge rock plateau and so defendable. Also why earthquakes don't bother it. Built on solid rock. There was a lot of scaffolding on one side and end as the restoration work goes on, but great photos to be had from other angles. Then, of course the other buildings ...
... views of the Acropolis. The stadium is infrequently used these days, save the occasional benefit concert or ceremony honoring Greek athletes.
Cate and Gavin had a blast walking up the steep marble steps to the top of the stadium and standing on the winner's podium. Despite the oppressive heat, the kids also ran a full lap around the track, and I was thrilled that I had worn sandals and couldn't run!
... to Kalambaka below. Following was the long drive back to Athens with a quick stop for lunch at the roadhouse at Lamia. Bill used some of the time on the drive to explain a few finer points of the cruise we will be embarking on tomorrow. In the evening, most of the tour went to a celebratory dinner at a restaurant in Plaka where we we entertained with Greek music and ...
... found a phone shop and got one and talked to the guys there. They spent ages trying to show me something on a map and told me they're free Sunday with I smile that made me think even if I was here on Sunday I wouldn’t join these charming gentlemen.
I walked from there to the Acropolis with some help from a friendly older Greek man on the way who said to come back there for lunch, but I dare say I can afford it. He also said I was brave for coming ...
... we might have a pop quiz tomorrow) and prepare my answers a bit more for my ICNE exam tomorrow. Then, tomorrow, I have to study for my Greek exam and do my homework for the day, because apparently it's ok to assign homework for the day of the midterm :(
In better news, ENDER'S GAME HAS A PHOTOS AND A RELEASE DATE. I am sooooooooooo excited. Also, The Summer Set came out with a new vid, it's pretty great (watch this guys, seriously ...
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