Welcome to my multi-part review of our summer vacation. We spent 12 days abroad, predominately in Athens and Paris. We did squeeze in about half a day in Amsterdam before heading home. While I’m writing the series, I’m happy to answer any questions you have ahead of time. We traveled in mid-July, so right in the middle of the Athens financial crisis. Here’s most of what I expect to cover, including links to posts I’ve already completed: Planning Our Summer Vacation! British Airways First and Business Class Lounges at Philadelphia […]
Everyone who’s ever contemplated visiting Athens has heard of the Acropolis and Parthenon. Many, if not most, who visit Athens have paid a visit to both.
While you’re making those plans, strongly consider adding a trip to Sounio to see the Temple of Poseidon.
The Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens are definitely items to see but be prepared for big crowds if you visit at the wrong time. Be prepared to see it the right way (learn from our mistakes).
There’s plenty to do at the Arion resort complex, though most of it focuses on relaxing. The property doesn’t charge a resort fee, and there are a number of included amenities to make your stay more enjoyable.
Here’s a breakdown of the two rooms we had at Arion during our Athens and Paris trip this summer. The two room types fit very well together. Either one would have accommodated more than 2 people comfortably.
In the continuation of our summer trip to Europe, here’s a breakdown of our flight from Philadelphia to Athens. The US Airways business class product is all what you make of it. There are positive and negative elements, for sure.
Who said every cloud doesn’t have a silver lining? I’m guessing new bookings to Greece may have dropped a bit, and the sale announced yesterday by Aegean Airlines is another good piece of evidence in support of that. They’re offering tickets to Athens and Thessaloniki for 19 Euro and tickets FROM Greece to elsewhere in their network for 39 Euro. ETA: reading is apparently harder than I thought. As pointed out to me in comments, the T&C of the fare sale are for domestic segments. However, when I looked at […]