Travel Blogs from Athens
Wow. It's been a long day..or two. I'm not really sure. After going through customs in Omaha, we boarded our plane to St. Paul. This was my first time flying. I lucked out and got a window seat. There were so many clouds out. I was absolutely amazed looking down on the clouds and driving through them. I looked out the window the entire hour. I …
... are also plan) is located just across from the Parthenon. On one side of the structure there are a couple lovely carved statues.
One of the more overlooked things at the top of the Acropolis is a smallish olive tree that seems to be standing in the middle of nowhere. Legend has it that Athena and Poseidon were in a competition to see who would rule Athens. Poseidon gave the city water but Athena gave them the olive tree. It is believed that this particular tree ...
Day 1 began at 8 am with the hotel breakfast. The breakfast buffet is spectacular with
croissants, Greek yogurt with honey and a blueberry jam, eggs, orange juice, hot coffee, meats, feta,
cookies- this list goes on. The orange
juice is so fresh as there are orange trees all over Glyfada, so many that they
fall everywhere and rot in the streets. The feta is not briny at all and is
much creamier here. The eggs ...
... some extra money. Later that day our group got a tour of the National Archaeological Museum. It helped us learn a bit more about the history of Greece. My roomies and I decided to make a meal in our kitchenette, so we tried out the local mini supermarket. One of my roomies had already bought pasta and tomato paste (cause she couldn't find the sauce), so all we really needed was some cheese. Well, we went with the cheapest cheese. The meal ...
... the center of the city and one of the highest points it offered some seriously spectacular views. After posting up and rehydrating in a local café, we checked out the First Cemetery of Athens and then headed back to the hostel to get ready for our flight to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jason Inn Athens
Noisy All Night
Good location, near Metro, historic ruins, bars and clubs. Decent room and breakfast. Wonderful view of Acropolis from balcony. Unfortunately, thumping music from club across alley with doors open was loud enough to make the floor and bed vibrate until 5 a.m. Sleep impossible.
Great View Of Acropolis From The Roof
Roof top has a restaurant looking at the acropolis at night is romantic and magnificent. Hotel has a good location. Food is good and well priced.
Great value for money
Jason inn is located in the Psiri area, an area full of trendy bars, clubs and cafes. It is also very close to Plaka, the archeological sites and the Thisio train station which is very handy if you want to travel within Athens.
The hotel in newly furnished and clean. The room and the bathroom size is fine and they are very clean.
The hotel has a roof restaurant with an excellent view to the Acropolis.
All and all it was very good value for money.
Just back from Athens where we stayed at Jason Inn for 7 nights (February 2005). Really, for the price we paid (Hotel Club 56 euros / double room, including buffet breakfast) the facilities were superb. The hotel had very friendly staff, rooms were clean and the whole hotel newly renovated (maybe for the olympics?). Really short walking distance from the main historical sites, excellent restaurant zone around the corner. Also the Thissius metro station was just 300 meters away.
We stayed in the Jason Inn Mid Nov 2004, Had a room with balcony overlooking rather noisy road. At night until 4-5am deep bass drum 'somewhere' in vicinity, no amount of pillows on head could disguise it. As mentioned earlier, smelly bathroom from drain holes - found that putting damp toilet tissue on the holes stopped this!
Besides the fact that owner or front desk person to greet you was incredibly rude, the room is horrible for the price, dirty very old blankets and the very worst part of it is the stench that comes out of the restrooms. It smells horrible. I asked to have it cleaned again because it smelled so bad, or to get a different room and was told that it would be done. The smelled remained, we had to stay in the same room because "they were fully booked". I would expect a room like this to cost 40 Euros max! It was worse than a hostel I stayed at for 18 Euros!! And as far as the location, there are other hotels much better situated and we asked the price as we walked around the Parthenon, 50 Euros, save your money and your nose!
Great place to base yourself
What can I say - if you want to go to the Islands and have to stay in ATHENS, this is the place to stay for around 100€, you will be city center, 2 minutes from Thisson Metro hence if you need to get to Piraeus for the ferry next morning, 10 mins on metro and you will be at the port looking for your ship. The musuems, Zeus, and all the sites are just at your door and the cafes in Thisson and bars seem to be booming with the locals. If you want to stay chilled and calm, the hotel has a fantastic roof top bar/restaurant and you can eat here and drink till 2am and look at the city below you ....... Rooms are clean and average but for the price it cant be beaten for location.
By far, the best feature of the Hotel Jason Inn is its incredible location. It is within walking distance of Plaka (where all the amazing restaurants and quaint little shops are located... definitely head to Plaka for dinner rather than staying at the hotel, as your options at Plaka are endless) and is also not too far from the Acropolis (also walking distance... if you're wearing comfortable shoes!). You simply can't find a better location within Athens for this price. In addition, the roof garden (where you are served a great breakfast every morning, and can also go for dinner or drinks at any time) is simply amazing. You are given an incredible view of the acropolis during the day and ESPECIALLY at night -- my husband and I went up there for late night ouzo with the views of the acropolis all lit up (I definitely recommend doing that!).
Attractive little Greek hotel
Friendly and helpful staff at the Jason Inn Hotel made an immediate impact, making me feel comfortable and at ease. They provided excellent service and information as the where to look, how to get around the city, and even recommended some short breaks on a budget. The hotel is situated within easy access to the Metro Service and other ancient archaeological sites including the Acropolis and Argora. There are also lots of cafes and restuarants within walking distance from the hotel. The Roof Garden Restuarant is most recommended, as you can have breakfast or a relaxing drink in the evening, overlooking the magnificent Acropolis. For a three-star hotel at this rate, the Jason Inn is definitely a great bargain.