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%


    Best City

    I absolutely love Athens. It is an amazing city. If you love history and archaeology, then it is a must see.

    Insider Tip:Go to a rooftop dinner and Cape Sunion.

  • 70%


    athens greece

    I found there little to do in greece. Obv the museum amd pantheon are musts while there. You can get some good meals on the streets with a view of the pantheon at night lit up

    Insider Tip:Some shops around offer discounts at friends restauraunt d so take a walk around in the afternooj aswell

  • 80%


    Nice city

    City is very nice beginning the summer. Found some things a little bit expensive, but is manageable. Just be careful of pickpockets and avoid getting stucked in the middle of people going in/out of the subway.

    Insider Tip:I liked it, if want to visit Greece, Athens is a must be ready for lots of tourists and great food.

  • 30%


    Dirty in a bad way

    The people are not hospitable, and they try to trick you in any way possible. The city is very dirty and smells bad in every corner, even the people smells. the food and drinks are very expensive for the reputation that the city has.

    Insider Tip:If you need help with the museum tickets or finding the road, you should ask other tourists, not the people of the city because there is a big probability that they won't understand you or will misguide you.

  • 70%



    I enjoyed Athens as a city very much. There is a lot of history to take in and photo opportunities to be had. There are various bars and many places to eat. I would certainly come back. The only negative thing I have to say about this great city is that in my experience, the taxi drivers are generally useless (not all).

    Insider Tip:Unlike other major cities, Athens taxi drivers don't always know where they are going unless it's a major tourist hotspot. Be prepared for that.

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