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

  • 80%


    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%


    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%


    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%


    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.

  • 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.

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