Well, it is central at least.............
10/10/2017 maureend705, Geneva, Switzerland
Well, I guess that we did leave it a little late to book in, a city as popular as Athens (no terrorists only tourists, although I sometimes wonder what the difference is!) and it was difficult to find... more
Well, I guess that we did leave it a little late to book in, a city as popular as Athens (no terrorists only tourists, although I sometimes wonder what the difference is!) and it was difficult to find. a hotel room at all. With the help of an Athenian friend however we found the Candia, centrally placed near Omonia square, not the nicest area but what could we expect? I wish I could say something positive about the. hotel but permanently overstretched staff, too many tour companies with exhausted tourists, and little patience on either side. But there was one delight- mesmerized we walked out onto the roof top and were stopped in our tracks - Athens lay before and around us from horizon to horizon and we watched the sun slowly sinking and turning the world black until the lights of the apartment blocks came pricking out.
But there is something more important to be said concerning Athens and that is the lack of facilities - and concern - for handicapped people (which I am). To get into the Acropolis, as taxis are not allowed near the only lift (and what a lift) which one has to walk 400 meters to reach and then watch it drop down the cliff face scraping and rattling only to scrape and rattle back up carrying a very uncertain you. And when one gets to the top, the glassy, slippery marble of the surface is highly dangerous. Pedestrian lights do not allow enough time for a handicapped walker to cross; in fact nothing shows thought about the difficulties that. one might encounter; and these are only examples less