Athens Journals

Athens and All of its Glory!

A June 2006 trip to Athens by Melanngw

Plaka Photo, Athens, Greece More Photos
Quote: I had 3 days in wonderful Athens, where the air was warm, the food delicious, and the soul of the city captures you.

Athens and All of its Glory!

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Overview

Plaka Photo, Athens, Greece
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When you first see or enter Athens, it can be a bit underwhelming. No one has ever claimed that Athens is a beautiful city, but what it lacks in aesthetics it more than makes up for in history, food, and culture. Athenians know how to live, and live life to its fullest, and this involves partying and staying out to the wee hours. In the Psiri district of Athens you will find any club, restaurant, art gallery, or bar to suite your taste.The Plaka, the old town, is where you think of when you think of Athens. Old ancient ruins and churches scattered throughout the district, where the end of every street seems to give you a glimpse of the Parthenon, Athens most famous site. The Plaka ...Read More

Hilton Athens

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Hotel | "Athens Hilton"

Hilton Athens Photo, Athens, Greece
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The Hilton is located in the Embassy District which makes for easy walking to Kolonaki and further down the road to Syntagma and Monastiraki Squares and the Plaka. Right across the street is the National Gallery that has ever changing exhibits and a nice café to relax in. Across from the hotel you will also find The Runner, a statue made of layered green glass plates. And from a distance you can see the Parthenon in all of its glory—not to mention a fabulous view of all of Athens.The hotel has undergone a huge renovation for the Olympics and is beautiful and shiny new. There are four restaurants; three bars; outdoor freshwater pool; health club and spa with Jacuzzi, plus a game room. The Gal...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2006

Hilton Athens
46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue
Athens, Greece 11528
+30 (210) 7281000

Ouzadiko (To)

Restaurant | "To Ouzadiko"

Ouzadiko (To) Photo, Athens, Greece
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This ouzerie in the Lemos Building is always bustling. It is a popular place amongst the locals, so reservations are recommended, but not required. It closes at 11pm on Saturdays and midnight on weeknights and is closed the month of August. There are a ton mezzes and ouzo to choose from, there is so much choice that it is not a bad idea to ask for a suggestion or just ask for a different selection of mezzes. The atmosphere is one of genuine Greece, Athenians eating, drinking, and talking passionately and gives you a good sense of the people and food in Athens.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 26, 2006

Ouzadiko (To)
25-29 Karneadou Street, Kolonaki
Athens, Greece 106 75
+30 210 729 5484

Cafe Styl

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Attraction | "Styl"

Cafe Styl Photo, Athens, Greece
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Styl was a bar that we went to on a Friday night. It was just as its namesake says, stylish! Inside, the decor was tasteful and modern. Styl, like most other bars in Psiri during the warm months, has outdoor seating and that is where we had our drinks. I, being a big nerd that I am, believe, "When in Rome..." so I had an Ouzo over ice while everyone else tended to stick to a cool cosmopolitan or refreshing, chilled glass of white wine. It is a great location to people-watch, although the mopeds coming through constantly, was a bit annoying. The service was great and kept on top of our orders and continued to fill our table with snacks. A great place to start your all-nighter in the Psiri district!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2006

Cafe Styl
1 Evagelistrias Str
Psiri, Athens, Greece