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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

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    Anonymous

    Athens

    a little bit dangerous city, you need to look after your bag aaaall the time, all the time, like paranoic! But very beautiful at the same time. It is village and city in one place. Food is great!! "Mousaka" is the best dish ever! Prices are cheap in compare to Rome, for example.

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    ash2890

    Athens

    Central Athens was like a 3rd world country.. I would say you wouldn't need more than 1 night there. Transport from the airport to central city is great. There isn't much of a party atmosphere but may have been as I went in May/June. Its great for a cheap warm destination :)

    Insider Tip:Walking Tours are great!

  • 100%

    magisteriuris3587

    The cradle of the Western civilization!

    Come and know the origins of Greek-latin culture. While Rome conquered materially, Greece conqueredt culturally, awesome places like the Acropolis, tasty and amazing food, almost as good as real Mexican food. You can have Greek yoghrut with honey bee and nuts for breakfast, while having delicious pork souvlaki skewers with a huge Corona beer, to do at least once in life!

    Insider Tip:Do not take the taxis when you go down the bus x95 at syntagma square, I got one TAB 632 plate and they charged me 15 euros for a 4 min walking. Normally it is 5, maximum 7. Ask the taxi at the desk, they know honest guys.

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    Anonymous

    AMAZING ATHENS!

    HIGHLIGHTS: Bursting into tears at the top of the Acropolis... Sailing a in yacht on the Mediterranean for a week... (highly recommend MedSailors) Eating & drinking with the locals...

    Insider Tip:Get your ass out of bed EARLY - it gets incredibly hot after 11.am!

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    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.

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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