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%


    great place going back again after turkey

    I love the atmosphere, and the balance between ancient and modern. I can't wait to explore more of it.

    Insider Tip:I highly suggest the train pretty easy to use.

  • 90%


    Peaceful and exciting place to be

    That's right I never felt so calm and excited in same time. People are so friendly Smile is everywhere. For example, I stepped on someone in the subway and I did not say sorry even when this person said that nothing had happened and smiled to me. I felt the excitement when Panathinaikos played his game in basketball. The whole hall alive. Everyone claps their hands and sings. At saturdays everyone should be around Monastiraki. Place with all kinds bars, restaurants.

  • 70%


    Not exactly what I expected

    I was really excited to go to Athens, but it didn't exactly hold up to what I thought I was getting into. The sight seeing is cool, especially for a history buff like myself, but the city was not all the exciting. All in all I think next time I would skip it and hit the islands instead.

  • 80%


    Athens every corner an history awaits

    Great City Visit with so many places to see and charming location to walk around or just have a snack or meal. Great City the only downside was in my opinion Archaeological Museum of Acropolis need to ask where specific you can take photos as there patches where it is not allowed but security will not explain it at all.

  • 90%


    antique city

    i would recommend Athens for those who are keen on mythology, History / Greek students.... Greek islands are nice, Aegina has amazing clear waters !!

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