Travel Blogs from Athens
... one to win. Sort of a "home run" for the Greeks to win this event, at the first modern games, on home turf. Amanda loves to run so this stadium was her favorite thing in Athens. I was just really hot so the cave was my favorite part of the stadium LOL. She bought a couple commemorative coins in the cave and we saw a room with a bunch of posters for the various modern Olympic games as well as various torches that were from these years, mounted onto the wall. I saw ...
... s locations on hilltops. They were originally built as fortresses to protect royalty in case of attack, but were later dedicated to the gods. After gaining some context from the museum, we walked up to the Parthenon. It was truly incredible despite being covered in scaffolding. The hilltop featured panoramic views of the city, wholly visible due to the lack of skyscrapers (no building can rise ...
Early start as ferry arrived back in Athens for us to disembark by 7.30. Back on the coach to pick up those of the tour who didn't do the cruise and and a local guide for a tour of the city sites and a visit to the Acropolis. Passed some lovely Greco-roman and neo- classical buildings, columns remaining from collapsed temples, statues both very old and modern and eventually arrived at Acropolis. By this time it had become what seemed ...
happily, all day, we found it very difficult to get our bill. The waiters
seemed to be run off their feet and after we had finished our meal avoided all
our attempts to get our bill. Eventually we caught one of them as he ran by and
asked for our bill and he said “In a few minutes”……..Ten minutes later after
much insisting on our part, we actually managed to pay. Most odd.
... cooked by our guide Stravissa. We chopped wood for the stove in the tiny, rough shepherd's hut and ate by candlelight!
Beli - the joys of improvising excellent meals from a few tasty local ingredients. You just need a bit of ingenuity, the trusty old Swiss Army knife and a jug of home made Dalmatian wine.
Split - MacroVega. Hard to find but so worth getting out of Old Town and off the Riva. Fresh and tasty food.
Dubrovnik - ...
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