Travel Blogs from Athens
2008.10.15 Athens Somebody is stealing our time. It disappears. Now it is the day before we board the Star Clipper. We have wild expectations and mundane chores (laundry). Yesterday we boarded the #400 tourist bus to go back to the Temple of the Olympian God Zeus. The ruins of this temple are fronted by Hadrian's gate, a 2 level gate with a typical …
2008.10.13 Athens When we see the Acropolis lit at night from our hotel balcony, we know we are truly in Athens. We got into the city via the fastest taxi ride I've ever taken. The night clerk directed us to the rooftop restaurant, and after some basic unpacking, we were up there by 11:00, a good half hour before they quit serving dinner. A …
... the sediment over 2000 years ago...any parts protruding from the sea bottom were eaten by 'marble eating organisms'.....makes for some really strange statues. ( Who knew there were 'marble eating organisms'? ) And there I was worried about Jaws. I spent 4 hours here....loved it. Had lunch in a beautiful garden section of the museum surrounded by statues over 2000 years old. I had a pie...cheese and ham pie....yep Brooke...they manage to put cheese and ...
... it and the other one was closed so I headed home and found the flea market, a serious tourist area!! Interested in getting my name in Greece maybe when I come back. Rushed home as I thought Costas would be waiting. Wrong 2/3 hours later. We had planned to go to the beach. I got frustrated trying to do stuff on the comp, got a take away gyros thing and ate in a park/roundabout. On the way back he was there. We went there on his bike all squished together on his bike. ...
... eggs, and sausage...I will stick to the Canadian version :)
On the bus at 9:00 am...first stop was the Olympic Stadium...actually, the old stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held...this was also the site for the finish of the marathon event during the 2004 Olympic Games...
Unfortunately, the Acropolis was closed today (the workers are on strike); however, we did get relatively close on a walking tour with ...
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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.