Subject: Athens
Kim, the most interesting part of Athens is the area near the Plaka. Sometimes it can be difficult to get rooms there that are reasonably priced. We were there for two nights, and had trouble finding vacancies anywhere at any price. We finally found a place slightly out of the way in the Koukaki neighborhood. But we were glad we did - we found a very reasonably priced, pleasant pension called the Marble House. Lonely Planet calls it one of the best budget hotels in athens and we don't doubt it. You can still walk to all of the sights from Koukaki, or take cabs with all the money you save on accomodations. The number is 923 4058. The address is Zini 35A, Koukaki. Good luck.

Evan Rodewald Durham NC, USA