Hi everyone, regarding hospital birth from Grecia/Atenas area vs. home birth- we weren't comfortable with a home birth in Grecia because the Grecia hospital is pretty horrible. So we decided to have a hotel birth at the Marriott next to CIMA so we could be next to the hospital but not in it. We had a doula and a midwife and it was wonderful. We didn't exactly tell them we were giving birth in their hotel room:) We just left Grecia as soon as the contractions started, checked in (smiling calmly during contractions), and left the place spotless! We were actually only there for about 12 hours. They didn't notice that we checked out with an extra person. Anyone can message me if you want to know more, or talk about other options that we had considered before we decided on the hotel. kdreaper at yahoo dot com.