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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%

    Anonymous

    great place going back again after turkey

    I love the atmosphere, and the balance between ancient and modern. I can't wait to explore more of it.

    Insider Tip:I highly suggest the train pretty easy to use.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Peaceful and exciting place to be

    That's right I never felt so calm and excited in same time. People are so friendly Smile is everywhere. For example, I stepped on someone in the subway and I did not say sorry even when this person said that nothing had happened and smiled to me. I felt the excitement when Panathinaikos played his game in basketball. The whole hall alive. Everyone claps their hands and sings. At saturdays everyone should be around Monastiraki. Place with all kinds bars, restaurants.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Not exactly what I expected

    I was really excited to go to Athens, but it didn't exactly hold up to what I thought I was getting into. The sight seeing is cool, especially for a history buff like myself, but the city was not all the exciting. All in all I think next time I would skip it and hit the islands instead.

  • 80%

    rotsenm

    Athens every corner an history awaits

    Great City Visit with so many places to see and charming location to walk around or just have a snack or meal. Great City the only downside was in my opinion Archaeological Museum of Acropolis need to ask where specific you can take photos as there patches where it is not allowed but security will not explain it at all.

  • 90%

    emylie13

    antique city

    i would recommend Athens for those who are keen on mythology, History / Greek students.... Greek islands are nice, Aegina has amazing clear waters !!

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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