Athens Journals

Summer in Greece 2004

An August 2004 trip to Athens by Greek Kat

Hotel Fivos Photo, Athens, Greece More Photos
Quote: Athens during the Olympics Games was awesome! I will never see anything like that again. It was great to see the Olympics go back home and see the pride the Greeks took in hosting this great event.

Hotel Fivos

Hotel

Hotel Fivos Photo, Athens, Greece
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I was a little skeptical about this spot when I found it on the Internet, but I was definitely surprised. This is a nice little hotel, right near the center of Monesteraki and the metro station. It is right in the center of Athens in a very safe, clean area. The metro, shopping, and restaurants are only about 2 blocks away. Rooms are nice and have actual double beds! There is a great staff and accommodations. I would definitely stay here again. Rooms are basic, clean, and have their own bathrooms. They are nice-size rooms. You can get your own room or share with others, if you choose, for a better deal. Accommodations are small and simple, just what you need in Athens, ‘cause who really sp...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 28, 2004

Hotel Fivos
23 Athinas Street
Athens, Greece

Marriott Athens Ledra

Hotel | "Ledra Marriott"

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The Marriott has all the amenities you'd expect from this chain, but it's also got the best and friendliest staff in Athens! The rooms are HUGE and comfortable, and there is a large living area and bathroom, which looks like it's been recently remodeled. The business facilities are good, and there is also a highly reputed Polynesian restaurant, the Kona Kai, and a rooftop pool with a gorgeous Acropolis view. The hotel included a hotel services bar; a beauty salon; business services; a concierge; disabled-adapted rooms; a gym; no-smoking rooms/floors; parking (12€); two restaurants; an outdoor swimming pool; room service; air conditioning; bathrobes (executive rooms and suites only); Internet ac...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 3, 2004

Marriott Athens Ledra
115 SYNGROU AVENUE
Athens, Greece
30-210-930-0000

Gyro Shops

Restaurant | "Gyro Shops (any of them)"

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I couldn't wait to go to Greece just for the food! I don't know what they do over there, but they sure know how to cook. Gyros are great if you are on a budget in Athens, where prices on many items can be inflated. A gyro is delicious and filling, all for less than $5 US. You can eat like a king without paying for it.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 28, 2004

Gyro Shops
Throughout Athens
Athens, Greece

Vavas

Attraction

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If you go to Greece, you will see that backgammon is played EVERYWHERE, so here's the perfect gift/souvenir from your trip.

Vavas is a tiny little shop, but it's well stocked with a nice selection of backgammon boards. The starting price is around 10€. Be careful when looking for this shop-it's so tiny you might miss it if you don't look closely!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 2, 2004

Vavas
Ifestou 30
Athens, Greece

Plaka

Attraction | "Best Leather Sandals in Athens!"

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This store is great. It was recommended to me by a frind, and I have since visited it each time I'm out in Greece. These are some great sandals-cute, reasonably priced, and long lasting. What more could a girl ask for?

You'll see that the Plaka and Monastiraki are full of leather shops, but Stavros Melissinos’s long-lasting, handmade leather sandals are by far the best. The smiling Mad Professor figure, who began making shoes in 1954, has expanded the original few styles to around 32 classically inspired designs.

If you're not into wearing sandals, stop by just to see Stavros at work.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 3, 2004

Plaka
Central Athens South
Athens, Greece