An August 2004 trip
to Athens by Greek Kat
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.
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 spends time in there room while in Athens? A free continental-type breakfast is served each morning.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 28, 2004
23 Athinas Street
Hotel | "Ledra Marriott"
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 access: a dataport/ISDN; hairdryer; laundry/dry-cleaning; mini-bar; room service (24hrs); and a TV with pay movies/satellite.
There's a bus stop about half a block away from the hotel, so if you want to save some money, you can take use this.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 3, 2004
Marriott Athens Ledra
115 SYNGROU AVENUE
Restaurant | "Gyro Shops (any of them)"
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
Attraction | "Best Leather Sandals in Athens!"
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
Central Athens South
South Bay, California