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Athens: An Ancient Wonder

A July 2006 trip to Athens by m2fernandes

The Acropolis of Athens Photo, Athens, Greece More Photos
Quote: Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. Throughout the city you will find ancient artifacts standing with new technology. Athens has winding roads that can find you lost within beautiful architectures, ancient ruins, and shopping beyond your imagination.

Athens: An Ancient Wonder

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Of course you'll want to go to the Acropolis. The ticket to admission will also allow you to see five other sights around the area. Be prepared to wonder around in attempting to find the Acropolis. There are not many signs, and you can often wonder around aimlessly while heading there. The admission price is about 12 euro, but this is worth every penny. There are guided tours available if you want more of a detailed history of the area. However, there are numerous signs detailing what you are looking at. Wear comfortable, nonslip shoes. It is a bit of a rocky terrain with slippery marble steps. Quick Tips: Your best bet is to indulge in local Greek cuisine. I HIGHLY recommend purchas...Read More

Hermes Hotel

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Hotel | "Hotel Hermes"

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This was my first experience at a hotel overseas, and what a learning experience it was! The Hotel Hermes is located equidistant from the Plaka, Syndagma Square, and Monostriki areas. Although it may be a little difficult to find, it is well worth it. Here's my story...The elevator claims to hold 15 people, but unless you plan on cramming everyone in with no luggage, let's just say that with my one suitcase and me, it was a little cozy. After arriving to my room, I wasn't sure how to turn the electricity on. After walking downstairs to the front desk and embarrassingly ask how to turn the power on, I went back up to put my key card in the little "box" and pull it back out. After a few times ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 9, 2006

Hermes Hotel
19 APOLLONOS STREET
Athens, Greece 10557
302 10 3235514

The Acropolis of Athens

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Attraction | "The Acropolis"

The Acropolis of Athens Photo, Athens, Greece
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The Acropolis is located in Athens, Greece, high above the ancient city, although you can have trouble trying to find it...that is, if you are walking by foot. Out of all of the Plaka, Monstriki, and Syntagma squares, I saw maybe two signs leading me toward the site, but never more than that. Be prepared to hike around and ask the locals as to how to get there. One little clue is follow the brick road; it leads you there. But first you have to find the brick road! Once you finally make your way to the site, make sure you have shoes with traction. Climbing up towards the main gate, you'll see the Theater of Dionysus. Here, they have smaller performances to show tourists some of the Greek culture....Read More

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The Acropolis of Athens
Dionysiou Areopagitou St.
Athens, Greece
+30 210 32 14172