Boutique Hotel in Athens: Hotel Hermes

Athens is my favourite foreign city, after Paris, but it wasn’t love at first sight. My first nights in Athens were spent in a worn out hotel in a dodgy part of town. It looked okay by day but was seriously sketchy at night. Starting and ending every day feeling a little vulnerable around the hotel didn’t do much for my impression of the city. Luckily, … Continue reading Boutique Hotel in Athens: Hotel Hermes

Is Athens safe for Tourists in 2015?

Update: This was originally posted in 2014, after experiencing Athens when it was reportedly at it’s worst (if you believe everything you read!). The views below refers to Athens as it was when I visited during the financial crisis in late 2013. As of July 2015, Athens is going through  particularly uncertain times. If you have concerns for your travel to Athens, contact your country’s department of … Continue reading Is Athens safe for Tourists in 2015?