Oscar Inn

43-45 Samou Street, Athens, Attica, 10439, Greece | 1 star hotel
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Greece Day4- 5/29/2014

A travel blog entry by morganingreece

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... 8217;s sound!

Probably the most fascinating artifact was the famous Antikythera Mechanism. This device was found by deep sea sponge divers from a small Greek isle. It is believed to be an ancient device used for navigation in ships. The time period which it is dated to is before the modern gear. However, the Antikythera Mechanism not only has advanced gears, it has layers of them, and a hundred other associated dials, scales and other features. ...

The cradle of Western civilization

A travel blog entry by wayfgrrl

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May 26-30: My childhood friend, Jan, and I read Mary Stewart's The Moonspinners at about age 10 and loved it. Also loved the Walt Disney movie made from it, starring Hayley Mills and Peter McEnery. The story is set in Crete, and we yearned to go there someday. And we did! Fifty years later, but the two of us signed up for the same small-group, all-women Greek Islands tour with Eurynome Journeys (wanderwoman.com). Jan and I had seen each other only twice in ...

Easter in Athens

A travel blog entry by katherinecle

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Hop on a plane, make one quick transfer, and just like that - plus about 17 hours travel time - we arrived in Athens.

It is Greek Othodox Easter here and the big celebration is Saturday midnight with a service lighting candles and then fireworks. We chatted with our taxi driver ( the Metro was on strike for the holiday weekend) who told us about the special Easter food - soup Mistrika and roast lamb.

Dropping our luggage off, we quickly headed out ...

Performance- Theatre of the Lycée Leonin

A travel blog entry by bnnashton

... was excellent, and the audience seemed to enjoy the performance. I had a lot of fun playing "Blue Rondo" again. I didn't feel as accurate on the sections where the hands skip around. The audience seemed to really enjoy the performance, though, and I was happy to share my music with them. The choir from the academy sang two songs for us, and both were very enjoyable. There were only a few guys in the choir, so the texture was largely that of a ...

Birthplace of Democracy

A travel blog entry by gibbslocates

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... taxi drivers...I think we did ok as Athens is not having a great time economy wise. it was a 20 minute drive and we passed the square that had hosted last night's riot. We saw it on Bizarro TV on the ferry. It was an anti-fascist demonstration that ended with a full blown kick off. it wasnt reported on the UK newspaper websites and maybe that's not a bad thing. Athens isnt getting anywhere near the amount of visitors it was a couple of years ago.

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This 1 star hotel, located in the Omonia Square area of Athens, is near Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos), Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos), Parliament Building (Vouli), and Ermou Street.
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