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A short stay in Athens, Greece

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Athens in Greece. I had never been to this city before and was excited to see and experience all the amazing things it had to offer.

I flew out with Aegean Air directly into Athens Airport.  The flight takes just under 4 hrs. On arrival into Athens I then took the free shuttle bus that was provided by the hotel I was staying at.

I stayed at the 5* Holiday Inn located near the Airport. The location of the hotel was not ideal for travelling into the centre of Athens but as it was business trip it was perfect location for the airport been less than 15 mins away.

 

 

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet had a wide range of hot and cold food options.  There is a fabulous restaurant called Rubys and in the bar area you could order food as well. The food was a little bit pricy at €15-€20 for general main course but there was a gas station right next door that had a hot counter and café that was more reasonable priced. There was free wifi all over the hotel and in your room. The rooms are very spacious and come with a fridge which they supply free bottled water on arrival and replaced during the week. 

When I got free time I did venture into Athens city itself. We took the Metro from Athens Airport at a cost of €8 and it took about 40 mins to reach Syntagma on the blue line and we then transferred to the red line to Acropoli as this was the closest stop to go see the iconic Acropolis .The train station can be confusing and not always very clear to understand. Pick up the free maps that are located at the ticket offices and this show all the lines and routes.

 The Acropolis is a must see for everyone. Well worth the climb up to the top to see it , Amazing views or city . The tickets cost €26 and this includes a tour. A walk around the outside of the grounds is recommend as the grounds are fabulous lit up at night time.

 

 

We walked back into the centre of Athens this took about 30 mins and picked up the bus that dropped us back outside our Hotel. The bus only cost €5 and it was another great way to see other areas of the city.

On our last day we got to enjoy and experience more of the city with the help of the City Sightseeing bus. This is in my opinion the best way to see any city and the buses are equip with multilingual audio commentary and was very clear to understand with the advantage of been able to jump on and off at any of the 15 stops on the route to explore the area and pick up the next bus. The ticket for this costs €20 and is valid for 1 day.  

 

 

 The weather sadly was not great as it rained for 3 of out the 5 days which was unusual for that time of year but I will return again in the future.

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