Travel Blogs from Athens
Day two of our Greek odyssey and this time we're exploring the birthplace of democracy – Athens.
The Classic period of Greece was between 500 and 300 BC. It was a time of great creativity and ingenuity, with accomplishments in art, literature, politics and architecture proving the foundation for modern civilisation. Scattered across Athens are reminders of this golden age.
The most prominent of which are the ruins on the Acropolis – the ...
... the "women shaped columns", the fascia sculptures from the Parthenon roof, and many, many statues. By this time our minds were more than overloaded by monuments and history so we decided to go to the Parliament Building and watch the unusual changing of the guard. Kind of silly we thought, but still entertaining. Lastly we walked and had a look at the original Olympic Stadium????. The next day we went to the airport at 4am to catch our flight ...
... with too many ducks and goose that they seem to have fought a lot as many of them have their wings damaged. There was no sight of any water nor food provided for them. Several peacocks were also caged in a much smaller cage that when they fully open their wings, the cage seems to be unable to contain them. There is a decent size pond next to it and I wonder why they don't put them there instead. This is a pretty disappointing National ...
... the island of Thira, commonly known as Santorini you are more likely to witness a breathtaking sunset and the striking views that grace the front of those glossy travel agent’s magazines you were eyeing before you left, rather than the tiled pattern on the bathroom floor of your hotel.
It is undeniable that each island possesses it’s own amazing scenery and unique history however the modern reputation of each do not stray far ...
... known throughout the country as great heroes. This building belonged to one of the family and if I am not mistaken it was used as a store house.
So, I thought why not trying this restaurant instead of any other!
The interior is nicely decorated, the colors are soft and earthy, the place is very clean and inviting. Service was impeccable and we did not have to wait long for the order to come.
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