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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Ilissos Hotel Athens
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Catching the overnight train was tough, the carriage with non reclining chairs was shard with four Greek people, one man in particular who spoke to me the whole way. That meant I did not sleep for the whole 6hr night trip! Once we made it to Athens we were confronted by money hungry taxi drivers who wanted €15 for a 5min drive. Furious Paul and I started marching our way to our first air bnb apartment. For those who do not know what air bnb is, it is an ...
... then Rob bought a hat. Our next stop was the original modern Olympics stadium, shaped like a horseshoe and over the other side of the Plaka just up from Apollos temple. Then we went through the national gardens to the parliament to see the changing of the guard. Very interesting ceremony. In the evening we went to a very touristy dinner show for Dinner, singing and dancing - great fun, although we knocked off 2 bottles of wine between ...
... market area of old Athens. Prominent there is the Temple of Hephaistos, one of the best preserved temples in the city.
As you approach the top of the hill you pass by a large amphitheatre just below to the South. This is the Herodes Atticus Theatre, built in 161AD, much later than the other buildings. It is still used to hold summer events.
At the top you pass through the Propylaea, which ...
... freed by Italy in the early 1900s and so today there are both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches here and lots of the older generations speed Greek and Italian. Going back to the Ancient Greek times (before the knights and the Persians and Alexander the Great) the Lindos acropolis had a temple to the goddess Athena, then there was a massive porch type building where the pilgrims could leave their offerings and a priest would deliver them to the ...
... for 24 hours and if you want it for 2 days the cost comes to 25.
I don’t recommend this hotel for people who have walking problems because the hotel is located on a slope, however there are several taxis waiting by the taxi-rank and they are around throughout the day and night. I don’t think there would be a problem if you afford to move by taxi.
We had an exceptional stay and I highly recommend it. I am sure if you stay here once you will want to ...