Athens Travel Tips
Redolent with mythology, loaded with art and architecture, Athens is an affable city enlivened by outdoor cafes, gardens and urban eccentrics. The city may look like a concrete jungle, but beyond this off-putting veneer it has heaps of dilapidated charm. Almost every house and apartment has a balcony hanging with geraniums, and many of the city's streets and squares are fringed with orange trees.
Away from the museums and monuments, the Acropolis and Omonia Square, Athens has a lively outdoor culture and zest for life. Get to know the city better on a private walking tour, or use Athens as a base to tour surrounding highlights like the Temple of Apollo at Delphi or to cruise to the Aegean islands.
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Athens - cradle of democracy and birthplace of philosophy. How much of ourselves we can trace back to ancient Greece is truly remarkable, but when visiting this magnificent city, its history is ...
To really immerse yourself in the glories of classical Greece, multi-day trips of several days can take you to the essential sites of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. There are ...
Some people spend their whole lives exploring the Greek Islands. Dramatic rocky landscapes, white sand beaches, even whiter villages, crystal clear waters, town squares where you can spend the ...
There are few more striking contrasts than the cultural and aesthetic differences between the hot, dirty, bustling streets of Athens and the breathtaking beauty and windswept pleasantries found on ...
What could be more photo-friendly than the world’s classical capital? And what better way to tour Athens than with a local photographer as your guide. The tour begins near Athens’ major ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
With all the recent economic difficulties around the world
(understatement), you’d think cultural festivals and celebrations of
artistic expression would be the first to go. Fortunately, this is ...
Written by Sasha, December 2012
Greece is a deeply religious country and accordingly Christmas celebrations in Athens
are solemn, centered around family and the Greek Orthodox church.
Celebrations may be more muted than ever ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2012
Simultaneously one of the most intimidating and rewarding destinations in all of the Mediterranean, Athens
is one place where it really pays for tourists to do a little advance
Written by Viator, April 2011
The secrets of Greek cuisine lie in fresh seasonal vegetables and produce, simple preparation, and age-old cooking techniques like grilling and barbecuing. For the ultimate souvenir of Athens, take ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, April 2012
Sure, Athens is home to the Acropolis
and many other exciting and significant sites and attractions, but
let’s be honest: It’s hot (particularly during the high season), it’s
dirty, and it’s ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
The smart money typically seeks the sandy shores of the storied Greek isles , but there are also numerous lovely beaches in and around Athens . The following are few of my favorite destinations ...
Written by pmloftus, October 2011
Athens is a fantastic city and we stayed at the Tropicano Hotel which is
suitable for couples and singles. If you want a hotel thats close to
the beach and a 15 min tram ride from the city then ...
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