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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

  • 60%

    mdfreza

    Acropolis... And that's it!

    There's not much to do in Athens! You see the Acropolis and that's it! Also, they are rebuilding it, so there are lots of construction workers and stuff at the site! Really disappointing :/

    Insider Tip:Check out the bakeries! The greeks make the best breads ever!

  • 90%

    hell0alex

    Ahhhhhhhhhmazing Athens!

    I loved Athens! Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming. Very walkable city as well. The views were great - I barely slept the entire trip just so I could soak it all in.

    Insider Tip:I loved the restaurant Cartone. It's near the bars/club areas by the lit up "red poles." Amazing food, great cheap tapas, good atmosphere and the sangria was the best I've ever had. This area can get dangerous at night, so be careful!

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Cheap Site Seeing for Students

    Most of the site seeing is relatively contained in one area. This makes it very time efficient for your stay.

    Insider Tip:If you are a student and have an ISIC, make sure to take it with you everywhere. All of the sites that we went to let students in for free.

  • 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.

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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