Travel Blogs from Athens
... it is a wood statue that is so old that it's said that it came from the gods, because nobody knows where it came from.
Being up on the Acropolis was amazing. It's really fascinating to learn about the architecture of classical buildings - things you don't even realize that might factor into the building of something turn out to be essential details that aren't supposed to register in the viewer's head.
... into throngs of thousands of people. I have never seen such chaos. The traffic had come to a grinding halt, there was some sort of celebration happening in the square. After refuelling at our favourite taverna, I walked back up to the square to see what was happening. Mind you, it was a miracle I was allowed out. I got the third degree from the boys. "Where are you going? You shouldn't go alone. What if something happens to you? How long ...
... was told it by the monitor lady that called him over, scolded him, and made him show her deleting the pictures. Now I hear this from Tom because I was not around. When I heard the "Excuse Me!", “Excuse ME!” coming from behind us I kept walking as if not to hear. Tom on the other hand hung his head low and went toward the beckoning official and took his lumps. The point of the story should be that we learned our lesson, were mortified and ashamed ...
Today here in Athens, I've finally learned the true meaning of that saying. There's some really old **** here!! In an effort to find something a little different to do in the city, I found a place that offered bicycle tours of Ancient Athens and pre-arranged a 2 hour tour. After our little fiasco yesterday wasting time looking for things, I thought I'd adopt the "ask and ye shall receive" approach and get some directions, even though I had pretty good ones already from the ...
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I had been waiting a lifetime to go to Greece and did quite a bit of research on hotels in Athens. I was very disappointed in the Residence Georgio. After making my reservation on line, I called to explain I would be on my honeymoon and could they do their best to give me a high room with a nice view? (3 months in advance) My room was in the middle of the hotel, with a horrible view of a dilapidated commercial building across the street. I asked them to help me check on flights and they refused (but gave the me the number to call from my room - I don't speak Greek) The 2 days I spent in Athens, they never cleaned my room and then when I wanted help getting transportation to Crete, they again refused. This is a 2 star hotel at best. WAY OVER PRICED with sullen staff. DO NOT STAY HERE!
After a wonderful 2 1/2 week holiday throughout the Greek Isles, my boyfriend and I stopped for one night in Athens before our flight back home. We had contacted Residence Georgio right after our booking letting them know that, since we were taking an overnight ferry from Koufonnissia, that we would be arriving early to the hotel, just after 6am. We requested early check in and they had our reservation at the hotel saying this. The hotel at the time did not seem to have a problem with this.
He estado cinco dias en Atenas y me he alojado en este hotel, sinceramente no es un cinco estrellas, la piscina estaba averiada, no se permitia el baño en ella. No reponian el gel de baño en la habitación por lo que despues de decirlo en recepción, seguian sin ponerlo, así que baje a recepción y enseñando el bote de gel y demostrandole que se habia acabado me pusieron nuevo otro.
I stayed at the Residence Georgio while I attended a conference in Athens in mid-July. I was very pleased with the great service the hotel had to offer, the beautiful and well appointed room, and the food. The room was very modern, clean, and spacious for being in Europe. I agree with all other reviews about the roof pool and jacuzzi, with a stunning view of Acropolis. The food was great and service was excellent. A great value for a wonderful hotel. Oh, and the buffet in the mornings was the best! Great selection of cold and hot breakfast dishes, fresh fruit, cereals, etc. Simply perfect.
A hidden gem
We had a wonderful experience at the hotel. Our room, although not large, was well-designed, esthetically pleasing, and very functional. The roof-top pool and cafe were a real pleasure. The staff was always helpful and attentive. Definitely would stay at Residence Georgio on a return trip to Athens.
Best Hotel in Every Way
We stayed at Residence Georgio at the end of our stay in Greece in July, and it was by far the best hotel that we stayed at. The service was impeccable, the room was divine, and the views stunning from the rooftop pool and bar. I would recommend dinner on the rooftop overlooking a stunning Acropolis. Thumbs up for this hotel.
Me and my partner stayed here during May 2006 of this year and I can say it's excellent in every single way!
We stayed for 2 nights upon arrival in Greece. Oddly, the taxi drivers weren't familiar with the location, and advised us that the name must have changed. Hmmm... Not sure about that, but take the address with you nonetheless. (The same experience happened with Greyline tours and they had no idea where the hotel was to drop us off after the tour.) Great room, modern, trendy, clean, comfortable - the bathroom was wonderful. Staff was friendly, breakfast was delicious, and the rooftop pool was a nice way to spend the afternoon recovering from jetlag. It's a little bit farther from most of the sites than some hotels, but it's also much nicer and well worth it. Only negative was that they messed up our wakeup call and we almost missed our flight to Crete. But otherwise, highly recommend this hotel!
Trendy and comfortable boutique hotel
We were delighted by the room we were given on the third floor facing the street.
It was a very decent size and not small by any means (around 28 sq ft). It was well decorated in contemporay/modern style with all new furniture and brand new bathroom plumbings. Bed was a king size ( which is very rare for a double room in Greece).
Barthroom comes with a jaccuzi tub. For the 90 euro we paid it was a great value for money. It is 2 mins walk to the metro station Sonomia , 5 mins walk to the National museum and a 15 mins walk to Plaka via Sygtama square which is good to see. It is meant to be a boutique hotel; small, trendy and more personal. We highly recommend it.
Very nice rooms, fabulous bath-rooms with jacuzzi, hotel-staff absolutely wonderful and helpful, great breakfast-buffet American-style, easy to get there with the tube, good location (a lot of restaurants, takeaway-places around), from the roof-top-pool you have a great view to the Akropolis. Would always go bach there!