Travel Blogs from Athens
Today was the first day of summer, also the first full moon after the summer solstice (well, actually, it was all sort of the same day), and thus was the traditional date on which the ancient Nemean Games were held. We celebrated by attended the modern Nemean Games. And it was AMAZING! The ancient Nemean Games were similar to the ancient Olympic …
Athens was a vast difference from the laid back Santorini. We stayed far off fr the main attractions & thank god for the city's metro, we manged to get from one place to another with no hassle. Each metro ride cost Euro 0.70 within the same line or Euro 1.40 for any integrated lines.
List of places went - Acropolis, Theater of Dionysos …
... they start digging the foundations they find the remains another roman bath or greek temple. The Acropolys and the new Acropolys museum were fantastic. The museum has 3 floors and, at the moment, the thrid floor remains empty. I think they're waiting for the british museum to return the Elgin marbles and, I have to say, I think they should. The museum is fantastic and clearly able to conserve and present the marbles where they belong.....At the Acropolys
... they haven't dug up yet. We then took our weird train root back to the boat. We went to fine dining, and saw Sopon our SDA waiter. After dinner we went to watch singing and a magic show, by the same magician as last time. First was the singing, their voices were really high. They were singing old sings from the 50s. The magician came onto the stage and he started by making a stick float in mid air. He also made a lady disappear and reappear again. We then went to ...
Left early today for final leg of our trip. Crossed the bridge to Patras to be hit by 13.20 euro toll . This hefty toll was not then toll for Athens but just for the bridge. Given that most tolls are 3euros I think we could be forgiven for thinking that this one was for a long distance. As usual no one obeyed the speed limits which when they are visible from behind trees etc are confusing. So we played it safe and drove in the polite lane ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $234
- 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 $144
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $96
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $280
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $111
- A Cruise/Conference Hotel
- Big Hotel
- Good Hotel, Nice breakfast and toiletteries
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotel
- 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 $64
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $155
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $150
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $77
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- 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 $98
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $214
- Enjoyed my stay....
- Quite Impressed! Really Enjoyed Our Stay
- There is no rooftop pool!!
Αθήνα 6, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $39
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $50
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $98
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $131
- 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 $112
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price