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Did our own thing in Athens today. Caught the bus from the ship to the Acropolis stop and walked less than 5 minutes to the site. Hot and sunny so glad we got here fairly early, at 10:30. Lots of people around but no lineups.
After spending 90 minutes seeing the Acropolis, we walked through the Plaka - cobblestones made of marble, no cars, lots of stores and restaurants. Stopped for a Greek lunch....spanakopita, saganaki.
... t lose my balance. As such we have negotiated our way round the uneven pavements and cobbled streets of both Greece and Turkey. We were booked to stay that night in the newly renovated and very attractive central Athens Hotel of the Crowne Plaza. We couldn't get into our rooms until the afternoon so Insight Travel had arranged for us to go on a guided coach tour round Athens for the morning We actually were very lucky as between showers we managed to walk round ...
... Bar, the oldest distillery in Greece, where we talked to many foreigners from New Zealand and the faraway land of Oregon! The owner, Paul, was charming and had great taste in wine. The ouzo-limincello martini was amazing! We had dinner was just north of downtown and off the beaten path, Platanos Taverna. The food and wine has been unbelievable and we are just getting started. Tomorrow we are off to the acropolis! As an aside, many locals think we are ...
... are just so many scenes to study. It is everything I'm searching for in one building! The stone pillars prove to be as jaw-dropping that everyone claims them to be, with their Doric style and measuring about 34 feet tall. I don’t know how the ancient people of Athens did it!
Not just the Parthenon, but Athens in general is a beautiful city with its lush green foliage and gleaming stone structures. Most places that I went had statues of ...
... We enjoyed our last Greek meal and then headed back to the hotel to grab our bags and head to the airport...several hours early. The trip over was uneventful, packed metro over but nothing too exciting. Then we got to the airport and obviously couldn't check in 6 hours early so we got a seat and watched a little bit of the Greece vs. Columbia match which was a blow out. We found the desk that we were supposed to check in at and saw no one there so we ...
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