City Guide Athens, Greece

Visiting Athens

Surrounded by mountains and built on eight hills Athens is a unique city where extensive restoration and rejuvenation has been taking place for the last decade. And despite its size most areas of interest can be reached on foot.

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Athens Podcasts

Gyros or souvlaki?

Eating a gyros or a souvlaki is a much a part of a trip to Athens as visiting the Acropolis. The only problem is that you may not know the difference between the two. Colm speaks to Dimitris Bairaktaris and Vicky Moutsiounas from Athens’ famous ‘Bairaktaris’ restaurant to find out the difference between the two.

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Athens Videos

Around the World in 156 Seconds...

Watch our video where Colm passes through the world's most famous cities.

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Athens Pocket Guide

Athens Pocket Guide

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Athens City Reviews

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    Amazing stay!

    Comfy bed, super clean, great environment. People were welcoming, great security, and I could even lock up my bag for 1 euro a day! A must go.

    Insider Tip:Go up to the terrace at night to see the Acropolis all lit up.

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    Historical city

    Athens is a historical city, with many things from the ancient times of glory of the Greeks. Also, there are beautiful nature around. And it is a cheap city, the food, places to stay and for students is everything free ;D I loved it!

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    Plenty of places to eat...

    I stayed in the center of old town area... it was beautiful and loved the food there... But, I found a place that reminded me of home but with better food. They serve a really nice American breakfast for a decent price and the staff was very polite. It was the Public Cafe on 1 Karageorgi Servias Str. and I ate there every morning since I found the place. It was amazing... and the staff even gave me an extra treat and gave me a free dessert on my last day there.

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    Acropolis... And that's it!

    There's not much to do in Athens! You see the Acropolis and that's it! Also, they are rebuilding it, so there are lots of construction workers and stuff at the site! Really disappointing :/

    Insider Tip:Check out the bakeries! The greeks make the best breads ever!

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    Ahhhhhhhhhmazing Athens!

    I loved Athens! Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming. Very walkable city as well. The views were great - I barely slept the entire trip just so I could soak it all in.

    Insider Tip:I loved the restaurant Cartone. It's near the bars/club areas by the lit up "red poles." Amazing food, great cheap tapas, good atmosphere and the sangria was the best I've ever had. This area can get dangerous at night, so be careful!

Greece: Itinerary

Walking around the ancient city of Athens you can’t help but let your mind drift into a trance of what it might have been like to live there when the gods ruled the roost. It has some of the most fascinating ancient architecture you will find anywhere in the world but a lot more to offer such as breathtaking places to eat, and an amazing culture you will want to learn more and more about each day.

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