Athens Pocket Guide

Images Of Athens

For those who haven't been there before, it's hard not to envisage images of ancient sites and temples when thinking of Athens. But since a certain sporting event was held in the Greek capital in 2004, things have changed. This is a modern city. Cool, affordable restaurants abound, as do trendy bars that are buzzing at weekends. Find out what are the coolest ones and much more in our 3-page free pocket guide.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Discover what's the difference between a 'gyros' and a 'souvlaki'.
  • After Dark Find out what are the Greek capital's coolest bars and where.
  • Don't Miss What else should you not miss apart from the Acropolis? Find out in our guide.
  • Neighbourhood Watch A breakdown of the most interesting neighbourhoods in Athens.

Athens City Reviews

  • 100%


    Plenty of places to eat...

    I stayed in the center of old town area... it was beautiful and loved the food there... But, I found a place that reminded me of home but with better food. They serve a really nice American breakfast for a decent price and the staff was very polite. It was the Public Cafe on 1 Karageorgi Servias Str. and I ate there every morning since I found the place. It was amazing... and the staff even gave me an extra treat and gave me a free dessert on my last day there.

  • 60%


    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%


    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%


    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%



    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.

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