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Travel Blogs from Athens
... br> We felt a little "big Fat Greek Wedding" as she kept explaining the origin of words.
Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces) comes from the Greek Agora which means open meeting place. Acro- top- polis- village means at the top of the village and it was originally designed as a safe place for the villagers to go.
Dinner in Plaka and Rami decided to have sardines which are apparently a traditional Greek fish dish. Ouzo to wash everything down and we were ...
... faces. We got some amazing photos from 'pebble hill' and then worked our way back down to the markets. In our spare time we looked at some stalls, trailed some Gelato which was by far the best I have ever had! We had paid for an extra excursion in the afternoon which took us out on a bus to a beach 70 km south of Athens. Our lunch was an authentic home style family lunch. The lady who owns the ...
... not Dancing Zorbas like in My Big Fat Greek Wedding!). We had a filling lunch and then went back to the hotel to take a nap. You will find that we like to take a lot of naps...the life of a college traveler...
The next day we went on a full day boat trip to three of the Greek islands. On our way to the first island we learned traditional Greek dances and even managed to make a new friend! On the first island we took a donkey ride through the streets of ...
... the site of the first modern Olympic Games which was also pretty cool. The stadium was huge and is still used to hold sporting events today. Lastly we made our way up to the Acropolis to look down upon the city. We are really glad we saw the museum the day before so that we could picture everything more clearly. It was awesome! Firstly there was a giant amphitheater that was in pretty good repair built for the lost wife of one of the Greek rulers. Aw. The acropolis ...
... gunpowder magazine stored in the Parthenon's interior and the resulting explosion severely damaged the grand temple, nearly collapsing three of the four sides. The marble shrapnel killed 300 Turks. What were they thinking, any of them, to fight there with gunpowder?! (Editorial Board of Mature Brooks note...a rather long, pedantic and somewhat unflattering assessment of Turkish and Venetian military prudence follows, which we've ...
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
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
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