Var Hotel Athens
Travel Blogs from Athens
... food and drink at the museum roof top. Sean had a spicy sausage with tomato on a pita with tzatziki. The beer was from Santorini- a blonde beer called Volkan. Wicked food all around and great views! We spent the
later evening at the rooftop of our hotel. Our waiter/bar tender, Stephanos gave us some tips for places to seeon the next leg if our journey....Santorini here we come! ...
... and watched the changing of the guard. And then on to the Plaka district and lunch. Our drive took us through the city and some of the more fashionable shopping areas. Plaka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens that is clustered under the shadow of the Acropolis. It is made up of narrow busy streets that house shops, restaurants and markets. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" due ...
... Acropolis. Our guide, George, was an archaeologist and loved talking about all things ancient. He also extolled the fact that democracy started in Greece. Since we just walked by these sites during our tour, our next few days were spent visiting these places.
One of my favorite activities in Athens was a traditional Greek cooking class. Our group of five learned how make mini eggplant pies, a Greek salad, eggplant salad, feta cheese salad, dolmadakia, ...
... a drink and the guy left which was good! Sinisa and I started a fun "taverna crawl" stopping at different places for drinks and walking around the ancient ruins in the night with the amazing Acropolis lit up behind us. We ended up at a taverna in front of the Ancient Agora and Roman Library and had a drink while men played songs sinisa paid them to play a song he loved and he sang away it was fabulous! I shopped for a bit buying a "Greek eye" for our home ...
... charm enclosed within the boundaries Camera in hand, I was ready to venture up to a place I've dreamed of seeing in the flesh for many years – the Acropolis and Parthenon.
We ventured as a group on a city tour with a local guide. She pointed out landmarks, explained the failing economy of Greece and told us the significance of the ancient ruins. As we arrived Josh and I cringed at an additional few flights of stairs, but 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
Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Terrible Hotel
- The Worst Customer Service EVER!
- No es un cinco estrellas
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