Travel Blogs from Athens
... economic crisis, which is supposedly being brought under control. One of the museums we were supposed to visit was (mercifully, as we had already seen one extensively) closed because of staffing issues - I think there just isn't the tourist flow sufficient to support everything. We were supposed to learn Greek dancing this evening; again, this was canceled because the troupe needed a minimum of 30 people to perform, and apparently the hotel couldn't round up 15 more than our group. ...
Up at 5:30 for a shower this morning, only had to get up a few times after Simon got to bed so at least I wasn't too tired. Tummy is still sore and my back and sides now too. We met up with the others and everyone was feeling very sorry for themselves after a big night last night, most of them hadn't slept so it was a very quiet ferry ride to Athens. I got a lemon drink and some digestive biscuits to try eating on the ferry and had a little sleep, the ferry we were on ...
... it very unenjoyable. Next they brought us pork chop cuts. These were really good, but by this time we were quite full. Later, Katerina brought us a plate of lamb to try. Very flavorful! Then we sat at our table and talked for a couple hours before they brought us a dessert. It tasted like malt o meal cake...not very good! We practiced saying thank you in Greek to the waiters (efharisto). We had a pretty good time and got to know each other better. After we ate, we decided to walk to ...
... into the middle of the city.the houses and apartments are stacked up round the hills above the port. They look like blocks tipped out of a toy box. There are green parks in amongst the housing. Including streets lined with mandarin trees , green leaves with bright orange fruit, very pretty. We stopped first to view the first modern Olympic stadium in Greece, seats 70,000- huge! Two newer arenas close by built for the 2004 ...
... new foundations.
The constant assault of museums can overwhelm but we take it pretty easy, being happy to see a couple and then either loaf around or spend time getting serious about food (see Let's Talk About Food entry).
Funnily enough, central Athens is fairly noisy. So we two hermits are pretty happy to be heading off for the islands and somewhere a bit quieter.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet