Travel Blogs from Athens
... time to attempt the next leg of my journey, and it didn’t look so promising. I was told that if I got bumped off the 9:45am flight, the next one to Athens departed at 1:30pm, but realistically if I didn’t make it on the first flight, I was gonna book a hotel and sleep, it’s exactly what I needed.
Last minute, the Lufthansa ground staff said I “was cleared for jump-seat”, cleared for jump seat? Really? I ...
... given the go ahead from the tour guide we headed to the entrance to the Acropolis. We wanted to avoid spending too much time in the midday Athenian sun, so we hit the most exposed area first. Unfortunately hundreds of people had the exact same plan as us. A dead give away should have been the number of people lining up to enter park gates at the same time as us – while there were a lot of people around, it is easier for two people to discreetly pop in front of other ...
... it is a "National" Park as I have been to many regular parks that are much more well maintained than this. We left the park and decided its time to go back. We took the metro from Syntagma and saw a notice saying metro line to the Airport is closed until tomorrow. We were meant to take the metro to the airport tomorrow. We found out later that the workers are on a train strike for Easter. Easter Sunday, a celebration for the locals but a disappointment for ...
... on the site of the ancient stadium in 1896 when the current Olympic Games were restarted. The stadium was used until the 1960's when it was retired because the corners are too tight. The original games had athletes run to one end of the stadium, then turn around and run back along the same line. They didn't run around a turn at the ends so the stadium was never designed to accommodate that. After taking some pictures at the stadium for a few minutes, it was time to return to ...
... Glass covered sections of the floor were interspersed throughout the interior of the museum, once again providing more glimpses into the excavations below.
This museum has won awards, and it was obvious why. A unique experience awaits the visitor upon entering its doors and should be on every traveller's list of things to do in Athens.
Just a small note: photographs were prohibited inside the museum, and as such my pictures here are limited.
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