Friday, September 12, 2008


So…did you guess?

For those of you who don’t know, the picture below is of the Greek god, Zeus.

What the heck am I talking about? We’re off to Greece, my friends!

Well, not exactly. At least, not yet. But, we’ve booked Greece, so we will be off to Greece (in May). This is an extremely exciting thing for my husband and I! We’ve been trying to go to Greece for a few years now, but it has never panned out, primarily due to time constraints (18 hours of travel time one way for 7 days total just didn’t seem like the best of ideas for us). If we had a list of "dream trips",I’m fairly confident this would be on it!

Ok, I’m done yammering about my excitement. ;) On to the info. :) I have enough info to fill a few posts, so we’ll start with stop number 1.

2 Nights in Athens

We arrive in the late afternoon after 18 hours of what is sure to be nightmare-ish time in coach on one of my “favorite” airlines.

I did extensive research on hotels in Athens, and it was originally a toss-up between Hotel Fresh and The Eridanus. Both hotels stacked up well on Trip Advisor, but I continued to look, because, as you’ll soon see (if you haven’t already figured it out), I’m a sucker for a view, and I just wasn’t convinced that either hotel was “the one” (and yes—I do liken choosing a hotel to choosing a spouse). :)

Then, I stumbled upon our hotel of choice, The Athens Gate Hotel. It rates VERY well on tripadvisor, has a HECK of a view (if you’re willing to pay for it), is very affordable (even if you are willing to pay for aforementioned view), and you just cannot beat the location (as indicated by the view). I cannot wait to sip Greek wine on my balcony overlooking the Acropolis or the Temple of Zeus!


April Ziegler said...

Lucky girl! Greece is one of our dream trips as well. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Azull said...

wow, that is awesome. I'm uber jealous. I can't wait to hear and 'see' all about it.