Sunday, May 9

Room with a view


Just a short post to share photos of the incredible views from our hotel in Athens. We stayed at the Athens Gate Hotel, a short walk from the base of the Acropolis and the stunning new Acropolis Museum which opened in 2007. We could see both sights with ease from the hotel's rooftop terrace where we enjoyed cocktails and dinner on our first evening (see above), followed by a hearty breakfast each day (see below).


Our hotel room offered an equally majestic view in the opposite direction, offering a ring-side view of the Temple of Zeus and nearby Hadrian Arch. At first I was disappointed we'd not received an Acropolis view. However, an east-facing room proved to be a bonus as our balcony was shaded in the afternoon and thus offered a cool respite from the intense Greek sun.


The hotel also came to the party on our second day in Athens, encouraged us to make good use of our balcony. It offered us a complimentary bottle of wine to atone for any inconvenience we'd experienced during the previous day's street protest. We enjoyed a pleasant couple of hours sipping local red and contemplating the engineering prowess of the ancient Romans.

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