Athens Lycabettus Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Smoking rooms available
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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My hotel in Athens was near up-scale shopping, historic sites, and modern-day markets on ancient, narrow streets. Stopping in Athens gave me a chance to reflect on my wonderful adventure and to explore ancient culture in the heart of an urban city. The first thing I did in Athens (after checking in but before going to my room) was to visit a salon …
... and other things that were recovered from Akrotiri (in Santorini) are now on display here so that was cool to see after we had been to the original site.
Then we went to Kerameikos which is the site of a Potters Quarter and important cemetary. There is a museum there where a lot of the sculptures from the site are preserved and then you can walk around the ruins.
After that we went back to the sites that we had walked past on ...
... very good condition.
The Temple of Hephaestus, situated on a hill overlooking the Ancient Agora looked interesting so we hiked up a hill to look at it. Like most of the ancient buildings in Athens the temple is undergoing restoration but we were able to get quite close to take photos,
At this stage, even though we had water with us, we started to crave a long cold fizzy drink so ...
Spent the morning doing a walking tour of Athens with our Topdeck tour guide, Fanny. We started in Monastiraki Square where we saw some Mosques from the ottoman occupation. We then walked up to Acropolis hill, on the way we saw Hadrian's Library and the Roman Agora. We then walked up to Aeropagus Hill which gave a lovely panoramic view of Athens city and up to the Acropolis. This place was used as a high court of appeal in classical times. We ...
... and across the street from the Temple of Olympian Zeus that took most of seven centuries to complete and which was perfectly framed from our hotel room. The rooftop bar (fully functional here) is apparently rated as by Trip Advisor as the fourth best of its kind in the world. It looks directly upon the Acropolis from one side, and to the Olympian Zeus ruins on the other. It's also a restaurant where we took the included, excellent, expansive breakfast ...