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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

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Relax

    Athens is a city of history and modern relaxing. During the day, the restaurants and cafés everywhere are always filled with people, the flea markets are bustling, the historical sites are crowded, and everyone is happy. By night, the air becomes a big party, eating late night foods, club hopping, and enjoying the beauty by the way the city lights up.

    Insider Tip:Go to monistraki at night and during the day. Get lost in the lane ways and stop for bites and drinks at the cafés.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Amazing city

    Such an amazing juxtaposition between the historic ruins and the modern lifestyle... very weird to see graffiti on classic buildings. Had an amazing time though, and very easy to walk everywhere.

    Insider Tip:Gazi for nightclubs.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    cheap town to visit

    athens is very small as compared to paris or london, the town has only 3 metros but all the places to visit are all very well located and they are within walking distance. The weather is hot and the seaport can be reached by metro, you can take the ferry to other islands for sightseeing

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Athens - a guide made by a couple who stayed there a total of one day at most.

    Athens is an old city which is very cool to walk around. The Acropolis is awesome. See it. Then go elsewhere.

    Insider Tip:see the acropolis. tip: things close round 8.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Beautiful city!

    I was only there for 1 night but it was a beautiful city! My roommate and I were able to see a lot during that time. We got to see the Acropolis, which I've been dying to see. I used to take art courses and learn about the history and I would have to draw the Parthenon and I couldn't believe that I got to see it! I wish I had enough time to be there longer.

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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