Travel Blogs from Athens
... most celebrated healing center of the Classical world. People came to be healed and for sanctuary. With prosperity came monuments and a huge theatre whose exceptional acoustics allow all 15,000 spectators to hear unamplified speech from the stage. Of course I climbed to the top row, and I could hear fellow tourists testing the sound.
Back in Athens, the tour hotel had a spectacular view of the Acropolis, adorned with the famous Parthenon. It ...
... We had a very long trip to Europe, with an hour long transfer.
We transferred in Zurich, Switzerland and had a beautiful view of the Alps!
Arriving in Athens, our program provided bus transportation to our hotel in the suburbs (Glyfada).
After about 12 hours, we arrived in Athens in the afternoon, jet-lagged but ...
... a picture with one of the guards. They must hire them for their height as he was well over 6 feet tall.
"Not open" became a somewhat familiar refrain for the next 2 days as the Easter holiday begins on the Thursday and lasts until Tuesday. Apparently the Greeks we didn't see all go home to family for the holidays. Fortunately, however, there was enough for us to see, do and photograph without everything being open. Not having the crowds was a bit of ...
... have spoken with some native Athenians during and since my trip and they had the same conclusion. Come to Greece for a week...come to Athens for a few days. Make sure to use Athens for the temples, scenery and a few museums, but make sure to also take time to visit the country-side and/or islands. This will help you really appreciate Greece for all that it is worth. Athens and its history are only a small part of Greece as a whole.
Today was our last full day in Athens and of our trip, so sad - we don't want to go home yet. Starbucks coffee and muffins was the choice of breakfast today as we headed off to a hop on / hop off tour of Athens. We walked to the nearest bus stop and jumped on and did a full lap of the city, learning all about it's history. We then got off at the Panathenaic Stadium (first Olympic stadium). We bought ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Periscope Hotel Athens
A very beautiful concept for a city hotel!! Periscope is a luxury small hotel that combines perfection, excellent service, charming staff and the most recently technology services!
This is a very stylish little hotel in a great location. More importantly, it is really well thought-out and the customer service is excellent - you really do feel that the staff are trying as hard as they can to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
When I checked into this hotel, I immediately freaked out while I was at the front desk when I realized that the last hotel that I stayed in (on one of the Greek Islands) did not give me back my passport and I had a flight the next morning. When the manager, Giannis Liakopoulos, saw that I was stressed, he calmed me down and called my last hotel to sort out the mess. He even followed up with me later to make sure that everything was ok. This was above and beyond what I would have expected, and his calming presence was greatly appreciated. He was a big help.
I just stayed at the Periscope and was very pleased. The room I had, a standard, is small but perfectly suitable. They are however, much more plush than most at this price level. As can be read; great beds, DVD players, nice bedside lighting, great bathroom, power blinds, good minibar, etc.
We stayed here on our honeymoon in 1996. The neighborhood is excellent and within walking distance to many attractions. The breakfast was very good and the property was clean and comfortable.
When a facility got style, it is usually less functional. If it's got that too, then call it a wonder. As such this hotel is a wonder. Standard rooms priced just about Holiday Inn rates. It has unique features to offer AND with style. Here is a short list :
Just came back from a holiday in Greece.I only stayed at Periscope for 1 night, but i have got a pretty good idea about it. The area where Periscope located at is a very quiet one, yet next to one of the up market districts of central Athens.
The Periscope Hotel A Modern Chic Athenian Boutique Hotel
This hotel is located in the finest area of athens, Kolonaki area. The rooms are very clean, the staff very friendly and very helpful in all aspects of making your stay a relaxing one. The hotel area is safe and great for high end market shopping. Had an amazing stay, definately somewhere to contemplate staying if your looking for the personal touch and a little modern upmarket style.
A wonderful stay
Athenian Inn is a home away from home. Simple but clean rooms perfect in goodwill and service. The staff are to be commended for their service and hospitality A charming place in Kolonaki, a well kept secretAngela Stamatis