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

  • 50%


    History amongst Graffiti

    It was obvious that the Acropolis is Athens treasure because the area is monitored and well kept but the centre city did not reflect that same care. I was told one day in Athens is enough and people were right unless you leave the city.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you see the Acropolis Museum.

  • 100%


    Best City

    I absolutely love Athens. It is an amazing city. If you love history and archaeology, then it is a must see.

    Insider Tip:Go to a rooftop dinner and Cape Sunion.

  • 70%


    athens greece

    I found there little to do in greece. Obv the museum amd pantheon are musts while there. You can get some good meals on the streets with a view of the pantheon at night lit up

    Insider Tip:Some shops around offer discounts at friends restauraunt d so take a walk around in the afternooj aswell

  • 80%


    Nice city

    City is very nice beginning the summer. Found some things a little bit expensive, but is manageable. Just be careful of pickpockets and avoid getting stucked in the middle of people going in/out of the subway.

    Insider Tip:I liked it, if want to visit Greece, Athens is a must be ready for lots of tourists and great food.

  • 30%


    Dirty in a bad way

    The people are not hospitable, and they try to trick you in any way possible. The city is very dirty and smells bad in every corner, even the people smells. the food and drinks are very expensive for the reputation that the city has.

    Insider Tip:If you need help with the museum tickets or finding the road, you should ask other tourists, not the people of the city because there is a big probability that they won't understand you or will misguide you.

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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