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

  • 80%



    I thought I would have more places to visit, but there is not much to do. It’s easy to walk around and most of places are close to each other and, if you need, the metro system is good. What I didn’t like was that there were a lot of homeless people and it was hard to have a meal without any interruption of someone (usually children) offering you roses or balloons, etc…

  • 90%


    Athens 2016

    Nice WE in Athens. People were relax and friendly. I don't know about the summer, but January was fine.

    Insider Tip:Go and have a drink on the ills next to the Accroplis. Magic view, where the local couples meet. (just bring your beer). The 3 days tourist ticket for the transportation was not a great deal, just good for the peace of mind.

  • 80%



    Reserve just one or two days to be in here. Ive made it 4 and thought that it would be better to go to the north.

    Insider Tip:Walk around by the city. Thats lots of history that you can see just walking by. And the people in here are really kind.

  • 60%


    Two days max

    See the acropolis, and the old Olympic stadium [not the new one from 2004, it's depressingly empty]. Beyond that, little to do, especially in winter. In summer I'd watch an outdoor movie, in what's been called the world's best movie theater there. Daytrips all involve long bus rides. And the Archaeology Museum is disappointing: the Vatican and Britain seem to have looted the best of it.

  • 100%


    I had the time of my life in Greece! Anyone would fall in love with this country, especially Athens and Santorini Island! Everything was amazing; the food, the people, the attractions! I would definitely recommend visiting Greece! I would definitely come back to this spectacular country!

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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