Piraeus Theoxenia Hotel
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We were picked up from our hotel at 7:05 by a driver from Arabian Adventures to be driven to the airport for our next leg of our tour - Greece here we come. Dubai Airport (we were in one of five) is massive. The entrance is a great expanse, and that is only check in, once through there, you are on a train to the departures, another expanse, …
The tours were not rushed and we also had several photo stops. By noon we were on our way back to Athens.
Along the way, Maria mentioned the winter season of central Greece and that they get snow and it gets "really" cold; as cold as -2…those poor people…lol
We had a lunch stop and a couple of bathroom breaks along the way and also stopped at the site of ...
... photo taken – not on the marble! Not on the stones but on a modern day brick structure which had a light on it – he meant no disrespect, simply wanted to have his photo taken on the Acropolis – the next minute a lady comes flying down the hill, whistle blowing and finger wagging – “ Put that thing back in your bag” she said! “Why?” I asked. “Not allowed, not allowed to photograph with such things!” she said! ...
Let me start by saying that Athens was hot. As in torrid and humid, and unpleasantly so. It was in the high thirties / close to 40 degrees Celsius around mid day when our tour guide took us to the acropolis hill to see the Parthenon, temple of Athena Nike and Erechteion. Apart from that i felt awful today with a head cold for which i could not take any cold medicine due to the Little Mango situation. Pharmacists take one look at you and shake their heads when you ...
We then went out for a lovely dinner in the touristy part of town.
The following day we explored the Temple of Zeus (Greek god), and the Modern Olympic stadium. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1894 and they were held at this stadium, which is completely made of white marble. The Ancient Olympics were ceased in 394 AD due to religious reasons and only restarted in 1894.
It was great to wander around the stadium and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPiraeus Theoxenia Hotel
It is older hotel with far too much furniture for the small rooms. The foyer is all marble and very nice, it is close to both ports and the shopping area. All in all a good location.
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