Polis Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Athens
Arrived about 9.30pm very happy to finally get off the plane. The taxi driver spoke almost no English and had the radio on very loudly with a broadcast of a soccer match between Arsenal and Olympiakos. We flew past almost every other vehicle on the road, with H itching to say something and me trying to distract his attention to the speed by …
... I blissfully slept through it all. ( M&M poisoning will do that to you.) And just in case any of you think that is code for something else....no, I hadn't been drinking. This was my first time ever on a big boat....and if I was going to be seasick, I planned to have all my wits about me. Didn't get seasick at all...just blissfully slept the night away....very smooth water though. Greece kept getting larger and larger on the horizon ...and we docked ...
... then I might end up in some crazy jail. Apparently “no thank you” means “ask me 20 more times.”
Downtown Athens was so hot, and we were thirsty. We stopped at a nice outdoor café and shared an appetizer of fried brie with peppers, tomatoes, and olive oil. It was delicious. I think Jason was eating my portion of cheese (a major no-no) because he kept saying, “what’s that behind you?” ...
... so we returned to the ship and headed straight for the lunch buffet. It was just way too hot to do anything more in town.
The rest of the afternoon on the ship was filled with reading and napping (Pam), going to the gym (Dan), and watching TV and running around the ship (the kids).
Dinner and then we all went to bed. We have another early morning tomorrow when we dock in Kusadasi (Ephesus). I'm ...
... is entitled to explore how they want, but we just can't understand why anyone would want to be horded around like cattle if they are able to do the same things on their own. This is just my opinion and probably influenced by a few bad experiences we've had before!
Back at the bottom of the hill, we went to the Acropolis Museum. It is an ultra-modern building and contains many of the original artefacts found in the area.
Our next move was not ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services