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... built around 161 A.D.
The Propylaea is the entrance to the Acropolis and was built to be the grandest gate ever. The buildings of the Acropolis were all built to complement each other, and they still do. We saw some other great things before heading to the mack daddy of all sites, the Parthenon. I can’t believe the Parthenon is still standing today. Most of it is in ruins due to unusual circumstances like suffering ...
... here. At arrival in each country we simply buy a local SIM card to last us a few days or so, as we require, usually for anywhere between 5 euro to 20 euro on average. There are various suppliers of service which Jeff researches before we arrive for the best deal. This has worked well in most countries, but the key issue in Greece is that most vodaphone or equivalent suppliers don't carry microsim cards as a rule, and believe it or not, we had to search to ...
The great thing about a Mediterranean cruise is that you can go to the same port a few times and see different things each time ... and this is one of those ports where we have been to twice ... this makes the third time.
We could take the train from the port of Piraeus but I've never spotted the train station at the port and I don't want to waste time running around like a chook with my head cut off ... so using our ...
... scaffolding, cranes, etc. are not too visible as they are renovating the site quite extensively. We were smart to go early as it wasn't too crowded when we were there but by the time we left 2 hours later, it was getting very busy. And on top of that, it was pretty hot today (90 F) which felt even hotter reflecting off the marble and not much shade. We had read about stray cats and dogs being at this site, but the first animal ...
... strikes that day.
Today we had our meeting at the American Embassy here in Athens. We all gathered to walk over around 230, and then waited for like twenty minutes/half an hour once we got there, as they only let two people in at a time. We all had to show our passports and go through a metal detector, along with giving up any electronic items that we had brought with us, to be collected when we left.
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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