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19/04/2019

Things to Do in Athens, April 2019

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  Spring has come and Athens has put on her beautiful floral dress. The city smells like the blossoming bitter orange trees (‘’nerantzia’’ tree) and the nights have become sweeter. The sunset is at 8pm and all sorts of wanderers...

20/06/2018

Must things to do in Athens

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1. Sightseeing This is a truly magnificent city, worth visiting. Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll around the glorious remnants of the past and imagine how life would be back in the antiquity. And in order to fully capture the...

20/06/2018

Top Athens Attractions

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Athens is the oldest European city with a history of more than 4.000 years. It is the birthplace of Democracy, Philosophy, Theatre, Music, Poetry and Literature. While in Athens, don’t miss to pay a visit to the following:  ...

14/06/2018

Plaka and Makrygianni

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Discover the most beautiful and picturesque corners of Athens, by visiting these two neighbouring areas, the “Plaka” and “Makriyianni”. Plaka, occupies the area right underneath the Acropolis, set among Syntagma sq., Monastiraki , the...

14/06/2018

Kolonaki

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Athens, the many faced city, has still so much to show you! If you think that your journey of discovery finishes at Syntagma area you’re about to be pleasantly surprised! A new, exciting area awaits you to discover it! The area that...

14/06/2018

Syntagma

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The “heart” of Athens! Athens, like every big city in the whole world, has a certain spot – a benchmark – which serves as the ideal starting point for the discovery of the essence, the beauty and the history of the City....

14/06/2018

Psirri

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Nevertheless, the undoubtable mecca of cafes, bars, restaurants and ouzeri is the, in first sight, humble Psiri, the northernmost neighbor of all three. Until the end of the 1900s, Psiri was a working class neighbourhood that was full...

14/06/2018

Thission

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Thissio, is the west border of Monastiraki and the area that “embraces” the west slope of the Acropolis. If Monastiraki was meant to be the commercial center of old Athens, Thissio was always its most “elegant” neighbour. Its’ main...

14/06/2018

Monastiraki

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Monastiraki is the district whose’ borders are defined from the big Orthodox Cathedral of Athens (Metropolis), the picturesque old quarter of Plaka, Ermou st. and of course, Thissio and Psiri. Walking down the lovely cobblestone alley...

14/06/2018

Cape Sounio

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No visit at the Athens Riviera would be complete without visiting the famous Cape Sounion and the unique 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon, the God of the Seas in ancient Greece, a venue where ancient Greek mariners used to...

14/06/2018

Voula – Vouliagmeni

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Both equally beautiful and picturesque suburbs, just 20 km from the centre of Athens, are an ideal destination for a day away from the buzz of the city. Here you will find elegant and luxurious hotels, blue flag beaches, plenty of...

14/06/2018

Faliro – Alimos

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Very close to the centre of Athens, and a short ride with the tram are the suburbs of Faliro and Alimos. Here you can find: The new and impressive Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), a project that includes the...

14/06/2018

Glyfada

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Glyfada means a place with brackish water. This place is usually a well or wells, that – because they are near the sea – have brackish water. Indeed, sometimes the well may be undersea, and brackish water pours into the...

13/06/2018

How to use a taxi in Athens

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Most taxis in Athens are relatively new and in a very good condition. They are clean and not very expensive. They are the most inexpensive taxis in Europe. The official taxis are of yellow colour and every taxi driver must have his...

13/06/2018

Arriving in Athens

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ARRIVING BY AIR “Eleftherios Venizelos” is the Athens International Airport (AIA), the primary entry into Athens. It is situated 33 km (20.5 miles) east of Athens. To get to town you have a choice between metro, suburban railway, bus,...

13/06/2018

Public Transportation

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Transportation in Athens is cheap, safe and reliable. It will also allow you to discover more about the city. General Ticket Information You can purchase either an ΑΤΗ.ΕΝΑ CARD or an ATH.eNA TICKeT for your transports. You will need to...

13/06/2018

Banks & Currency

Banks & Currency

Most international banks are represented in Greece and their main branch offices can be found in Athens. Banking hours are: Mon – Thur: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm. Fridays they close at 1:30 pm. Some banks are open until later, such...

athens facts & figures
13/06/2018

Facts & Figures

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Athens is the capital city of Greece which is a country belonging to the European Union on the continent of Europe. Geographical Coordinates: 38:01:36N 23:44:00E Altitude: 91m / 300ft Above sea level Location: Athens is a peninsula...

Athens Riviera
13/06/2018

Athens Riviera

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The wonderful southern coastline of Athens called the “The Athens Riviera” offers breathtaking views and stretches out all the way down from Faliro-Flisvos with Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon marking its...

health and safety athensguide
13/06/2018

Health and Safety

Health & Safety

In the event that you are injured or in need of medical attention while you are in Greece the National Health System of Greece is required to provide you with first aid and emergency services if you go to a public hospital or health...

13/06/2018

An introduction to Athens

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What should I expect from Athens? Athens is a city full of contradictions. Acropolis pedestrian ring is bliss, when city avenues are just full of noise and loud traffic. This is a vivid metropolis with half a dozen of million people in...