Travel Blogs from Athens
... to bumper...so much quicker to walk. Great meal on sidewalk cafe. Back to our room with a nice red and Greek dessert to pack ready for our 5am up ...we r off on a 4.5 hour ferry To Paros. Cosmopolit was in heart of Athens (next door to porno movie theatre! The staff were so helpful and breaky ...
... 8230;….they offer it on the ship at 8.00am and I found myself in the company of seven ladies my own age and one extremely fit young man. It was most interesting as we puffed away, trying to keep up with the instructor, who didn’t even break a sweat. We certainly did, but I’ll have another go tomorrow. I must say, I’m sleeping like a baby, all these extra walks I’m doing every day.
I might post some more pics sometime, if I get them ...
... the Keramikos which is another archaeological site included in the ticket. We could see the sites from behind the grilles surrounding the site despite not being able to enter. There is also a nice small church next to it. Walking through the streets to Monastiraki, there were many people, mostly tourists. Cafés and restaurants were busy as well. We sat at the benches in Monastiraki Square where many people crowd around, people selling ...
... pottery shards to aid in dating.
We really had a once in a lifetime chance to get to tour with Dr. Camp through the agora and some of the archaeological sites that he worked on. Dr. Camp had a knack for making ancient history immediately relevant, and his fascination with ancient Greece really came through in his discussion of various aspects of the culture. This meeting was probably the most memorable of the many highlights of this trip.
... good :-) Another souvalaki later and I was off to the Temple. Turns out I was on the right path. There is not much left of Zeus' temple, about a dozen columns, but what is there is impressive. The columns are massive. It took several centuries to build the temple....apparently they had several budget cuts.
From the temple I was on a mission to find an electronics store. One of the few things I forgot to pack, was my ipad charger. So after 1/2 hour of walking ...
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