Travel Blogs from Athens
Today was really spent traveling. We had to catch the shuttle to the airport at 5:30am for a 9:30 flight. We managed to get to the airport without dying on the car ride over, Istanbul is not the place to drive. The airport was huge with tons of security, one scan upon arrival and one when you are going to the gate. When we checked …
... and the Temple of Athena Nike. The Acropolis dominates the Athenian skyline and is a good reference point for navigating the small, winding streets that make up the Plaka.
Since the port is about 30 minutes away from Athens, we signed up for the ships 'Athens on your own’ tour. Like the one we did in KL, this one consisted of being driven to the town centre, getting a short introduction to the area, being given a map and told when/where to meet.
Day 3 in Athens
Today we went on a guided walking tour. They said they
would pick us up at 8.30am and at 8.15, the bus driver was pacing the foyer,
waiting to take us to our tour guide……..so much for accurate time keeping.
Fortunately we managed to get down there by 8.20 and rush out to the bus.
Our guide was terrific, a history graduate, she was brim
full of excellent information…….a ...
... it is a "National" Park as I have been to many regular parks that are much more well maintained than this. We left the park and decided its time to go back. We took the metro from Syntagma and saw a notice saying metro line to the Airport is closed until tomorrow. We were meant to take the metro to the airport tomorrow. We found out later that the workers are on a train strike for Easter. Easter Sunday, a celebration for the locals but a disappointment for ...
... a scale of relation to where I have been, such as the US, Latin America or Europe). From above, you can see the layouts of the town, and the building styles. The buildings looked much more like those of Latin America than those of the rest of Europe. Everything seemed less modernized, less expensive, and more historical. So many European cities have been dominated by Muslims, Christians or other groups that love to erect large churches, city halls ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Vienna Athens
Hotel is nice, great price and within waling distance of major sights. Staff is also friendly and included breakfast is good. Reviews state that this hotel was in a bad area but we never had any issues or felt uneasy.
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