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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Minoa Athens
Pleasant place to stay in Athens. The rooms vary a lot, so ask for a detailed description.
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After two smooth flights, we arrived mostly unscathed late on Thursday at our hotel in Athens. There is not much time today for writing. After all, we enjoy sightseeing!
You may may take some small pleasure from a few photos while you wait for the verbiage to come. Below you will find photos from the National …
... the country. He and Henry both wowed us with their passion for the mythology and adventures of the ancient world.
The pictures tell the story -- and we hope we'll have a chance in person (soon!) to tell you more of our own (homeric-like) tales.
p.s. Extra kudos to Jake, as traveling poet, for telling our group the Odyssey in his own words as we sailed into and around the real Ithaka.
... top floor which was level 6. Above us is a roof garden with great views of the Acropolis and a cleaner kindly took a photo of us up there. Its quite a buzz to actually see the Acropolis and realise you are in Greece in an Ancient city. By now it was early afternoon and we had two things planned; the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis. We took a cab to the first, as it is a wee bit out of the town centre. The taxi was very cheap - ...
... get tender boats to the shore which was pretty fun. They were tiny and it was like being a cork on then ocean, there were definitely times where I had to hold onto my seat to avoid falling out. Once we got to the island we caught the cable car to Fira (some of the group took donkeys but I wasn't so keen) and from there we walked around, taking photos of the amazing views. We came across one of those places where tiny fish eat the dead skin off your feet so of course we ...
... divide and conquer. So with the map in hand and cameras at the ready we hit the streets. Our first stop on our walking tour was the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Zeus' temple was the largest in Greece, even exceeding the Parthenon in size with 104 Corinthian columns each 17 meters high; only 15 of which still stand today. On the northwest corner of the sanctuary the Athenians honoured Hadrian by building an arched gateway which was a ...