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... s their overwhelming generosity, such as, the many tavernas who give you a complimentary plate of watermelon and ouzo to cleanse your meal down. Then there was Stavros in Skiathos who didn't charge us for a whole week's laundry and Anna and Stefano giving us a double calamari portion for our final lunch. We were delighted and surprised when Kostas served us a Mai Tai and Capairina (at noon) on our last day at Castellos as well as when Billy ...
... one to win. Sort of a "home run" for the Greeks to win this event, at the first modern games, on home turf. Amanda loves to run so this stadium was her favorite thing in Athens. I was just really hot so the cave was my favorite part of the stadium LOL. She bought a couple commemorative coins in the cave and we saw a room with a bunch of posters for the various modern Olympic games as well as various torches that were from these years, mounted onto the wall. I saw ...
Word of the day
KyriakÝ̱ (Key ree ah kee)- Sunday
We caught a 9:30 Tram into Athens. Sundays are packed, as there is a historic changing of the guard's parade that many crowd to see. The guards wear very old traditional Greek army clothes and are led through the street by the police band. Check out the video!
After the parade we walked ...
... Again we have time on our own to explore more history or to shop. A few of us walked towards the library and the temple of Zeus.
The temple of Zeus is in an open field that makes the height of these massive columns seem even taller and more impressive. Originally there were 104 columns of which only 15 remain standing. One of the columns actually blew down in a storm in 1852. Hadrian erected a giant gold and ivory status of Zeus inside the temple with an ...
... other sites (there names escape me at the moment). Early afternoon I went into the Acropolis museum, wow. What they have in there is fantastic. To think the poetry they had has lasted this many years in astounding. That night I spent with Annie again and peter and Liz here house mates we had a fantastic dinner of mainly sea food with of cause Car Grilled Octopus with Ouzo. Going to miss that. Walked back to the hotel to walk off ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $106
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $139
- Wonderful Hotel - an oasis of calm compared to the heat and chaos of the city
- Very Nice Place
- The most immaculate hotel ever
1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $163
- Best in Athens
- One word: Superb
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
- Nice Value
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $81
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $125
- Nice, but......
- AWESOME stay
- Location, location, location
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $385
- Rich Opulence Details
- The Absolute Best!
Παλαιού Φαλήρου, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $103
- A Cruise/Conference Hotel
- Big Hotel
- Good Hotel, Nice breakfast and toiletteries
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $159
- This hotel is super, and I know what I talk about
- Greco Imperial OK, No local flavor
- Dissapointed-definetely not a 5 star hotel.
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
- Great place to stay
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $114
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $127
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
- Una maravilla de piscina
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- 3 blocks from acropolis--great location
- Best Part of this hotel was the bartender, Fotis
- Close to Acropolis, but average hotel
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
Kolonaki, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Would not stay here again
- Oh what a hill...
- Good location in Athens, nice 4/5* hotel
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $212
- Enjoyed my stay....
- Quite Impressed! Really Enjoyed Our Stay
- There is no rooftop pool!!
Αθήνα 6, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $46
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $68
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
- Dorian was good
Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $166
- Excellant hotel
- Great Value and Wonderful Location
- Incredibly Perfect Location - Luxurious & Fun
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $53
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price