TripAdvisor Reviews Salem Hotel Athens
Travel Blogs from Athens
... s mission to land on the moon. We saw this temple from up on the hill and all that remains are several gigantic columns in the middle of an open plaza, and one pillar is toppled over. Not much to see - but thinking about how the ancient Greeks managed to erect such huge pillars (also - how did they get them up to the top of the Acropolis either?) boggles the mind a bit. No machinery to move things around, no engines. Just common sense and manpower got it done. ...
... the road and nearly get hit! So we stayed with him but soon noticed this guy was one of many. Then we were off to our dinner destination Meatropolis 3. A nice simple looking contemporary restaurant with a beauty sidewalk patio. The food was unreal....to this date the best meat skewers ...tzatiki and salad we've had in our lives!!
After that we tour around the streets. So many beauty patios and ...
... the Parthenon Gallery and it has unique views of the Acropolis. If was built to achieve the same effect as that of the ancient temple on the Acropolis. The spacing of the columns of the Parthenon hall is the same as that of the ancient temple, and the use of glass walls on all four exterior walls allows the natural light to illumine the Parthenon marbles as they do on the ancient temple.
For lunch we go back to the Plaka neighborhood, in the shadow of history we have ...
... a large number of waterfront
restaurants which also contained a large number of locals, all out enjoying the
sunny holiday. We decided to have lunch in one of these. And they pick you out
immediately and talk to you straight away in English. Sometimes they ask where
you are from and can’t get over how far we have travelled……..neither can we!
As the locals sit around at ...
... of eating vegetarian or vegan, as we are, in a land where spruiking various forms of flesh is done with nationalist vigour.
We have been on the road for a month now and we have certainly had some most fantastic meals. Indeed, over dinner last night, we recounted most of our main meals and updated a bit of a running sheet. Successes far outweighed failures.
Naomi's research has paid off and thanks to her we have found some veg ...