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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Phidias Hotel Piraeus
Travel Blogs from Piraeus
... It would be snail pace in London, but in Piraeus, it is a needless rush. On the streets, men meet with others and play games of chess or backgammon, talking all the while and sitting on little stools, made for that exact purpose. Standing bars are frequented by old friends greeting with enthusiastic hugs and kisses and loud laughing conversations. Times are obviously tough- lots of stores are closed, graffiti marks every wall and people play ...
... Again we stayed local rather than bouncing inland on a bus. We peeked inside a Greek Orthodox Church, typical white exterior with bright blue dome, but inside similar to the ornate Russian Orthodox Churches we'd seen in St Petersburg - huge painted icons crowding the ceilings, gigantic gold chandeliers, silver gilded statues, and marble filling any gaps. We also lobbed into a cafe for a cold drink (okay, it was really to get wifi access!). I wanted to ...
... with a guy doing Johny Cash songs. After three songs we walked out. It was rather average. We then again attended the BB King Blues Club band performance. They did different music to the previous night we had attended. They are very good. The musicians are each brilliant in their own right. That about finishes the day for us.
We set sail again around 5pm heading towards Istanbul, Turkey. We sailed through the night and ...
... of being discovered today. I think Nick's favourite item was the Spartan shield (like from the movie 300) from 425 B.C. We also hiked up one heck of a mountain to view the Acropolis and the Parthenon. We don't know what this mountain is called so we refer to it as Mount Olympus. If today had taught me anything - I don't know enough history about Greece. Some interesting facts about Greek culture that we have learned/experienced: -a quick nod up (not followed by a ...
... were at least 4 cruise ships in port and most of their passengers were up there behind their little flags. Yes it is covered in scaffolding but even so it is quite awe inspiring and the views from the top are wonderful. We also had lots of time to explore on our own which we haven't had on other trips so it felt much less rushed. The coach then took us to the Plaka area of the city which is the market area and full of shops and cafés. We were a bit unfortunate in our choice ...