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Travel Blogs from Athens
... on and off at the 15-stops of the red route that we rode. We got off at the new Acropolis Museum, but it was closed for the day, so we walked to Filopappos Hill. On our
upward trek to the Monument of Filopappos, my roommate and I got separated, so we explored on our own – knowing that we had to be back to the ...
... the car! It was finally saved as we sailed out of Mykonos. The ferry took round an hour to get to Syros where we had 6 hours to waste. After a quick look around town and discovering some very strange opening hours we decided to find a restaurant and set up shop. After a huge shared platter and some wine we boarded our overnight ferry. We had paid slightly more for reclining seats so hopes were high. Unfortunately for us this ferry was straight out of the 70s (complete ...
... there. We stopped at a placed called Gazi College which was designed like a study hall in a university, a place called "The Tramp" which based on the posters, was accurately named, and finally a place called, MishMash that was you guessed it random selections of food and drinks with no coherent order on the menu.
Any person who wants to fit a lot in to a single day will have great success in Athens. What to do after that day? I would head to the ...
We had a bonus today, when Stella received a call from her cousin Astrid (from Switzerland) who was in Athens visiting family. She was just around the corner of our hotel and decided to join us for the morning.
Late morning, we enjoyed a tour of the Jewish Museum of Greece by the Executive Director, Zanet Battinou. The museum taught us all about the history of Greek Jewry and connected us to Alexia's family history. We learned a lot from the ...
... noteworthy is that it also has laundry capabilities, and I am no longer required to use a frisbee to separate relatively clean clothes from relatively dirty clothes in my backpack.
Wednesday promises to be one of our fuller days, with a visit to the historic section of Athens, then a drive down the coast to the temple to Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Excitement runs high to say the least. That'll just about do it for now. Peace and blessings all around.
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 1, Athens | Hotelfrom $54
Thission, Athens | 1 star hotelfrom $22
Syntagma Square, Athens | Hotelfrom $66
Άγιος Δημήτριος, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $74
Αθήνα 3, Athens | 1 star hotelfrom $137
Αθήνα 3, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $61
Ίλιον, Athens | Hotelfrom $62
Kastorias 24, Athens | Hotelfrom $63