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Afternoon Bike Tour
This guided bike tour explores Athens's most historic temples and monuments when they're lit up during sunset. Highlights include views of the National Gardens, the Parthenon, as well as the Greek and Roman Agoras.
Acropolis Segway Tour
This Segway tour explores the ancient site of Acropolis and all its mythical temples, gods, and heroes. Highlights include the Hill of Mars, the Temple of Hephaestus, and Stoa of Attalos, where ancient philosophers once gave lectures.
Athens City Tour, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Admission
From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, this half-day sightseeing tour takes visitors to all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Athens Trilogy. You can also take photos of the Panathinaiko Stadium and get fast access to the Acropolis Museum.
Athens Highlights Half-Day Tour & Acropolis Visit
This half-day trip begins with a tour of the most historic monuments in central Athens like the National Garden, St. Paul's Church, and the Monument of The Unknown Soldier. Later, there's a stop for photos at the Panathinaiko Stadium before a guided tour of the Acropolis.
Cape Sounio Half-Day Tour
During this guided tour of Cape Sounio, visitors will enjoy beautiful views of the Saronic Gulf and the surrounding islands. There are also visits the ancient Temple of Poseidon and the Hellinikon Olympic complex.
Greek Islands Tour
This relaxing ocean cruise lets you discover 3 Greek islands in one day. First there are visits to Poros and Hydra, followed by a traditional Mediterranean lunch served on board. The tour concludes in Aegina, where you'll pick between joining an trip to the Temple of Aphaia, or going for a walk in town.
Delphi Day Trip
Explore Delphi, which was known as the "navel of the world" in ancient times and is now one of Greece's most famous archaeological sites. There are also opportunities to visit other renowned sites like the Castalia Spring, the Temple of Apollo, and the Athena Pronaia Sanctuary. A 3-course, Mediterranean-style lunch is provided.
Athens Complete Tour by Electric Trikke Bike
During this 2-hour tour, visitors will explore Athens’s most ancient sites on board a 3-wheeled electric trike. A private guide will lead the way and provide commentary along the ride. Highlights include stops by the Roman Agora and the Old Town of Plaka.
Athens Food Tour
This tour gives you a taste of Greece's famous cuisine and a sneak peek into the country's culinary history and practices. You'll start at a coffee shop and makes your way through markets, shops, and street stalls. At each one, you'll get to try dishes like souvlaki, koulouri, and bougatsa. You'll finish up with a traditional meze lunch.
Skip-the-Line Acropolis Museum Admission and Open-Air Bus Tour
This open-air bus tour takes you around Athens and includes access to the Acropolis Museum. There are 4 hop-on, hop-off routes to select from with stops at the port of Piraeus and the cosmopolitan Glyfada district. You can also use an audio guide to listen to commentary while you travel.
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
Located under the Acropolis, this museum showcases collections of modern jewelry next to historic decorative art. You can also visit resident artist studios, a video room, and a cafe overlooking the Parthenon.
The Frissiras Museum is the only gallery of contemporary European art in Greece and houses over 4,000 pieces and temporary exhibits. Showcasing the private collection of the Frissiras family, the museum features paintings and sculptures by Greek and other European artists, with a focus on the human form.
The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Housed in a beautiful Neoclassical building, the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture focuses on the history of Hellenism from the prehistoric era to the 20th century. Thousands of objects are on display, including pieces portraying Byzantine and Neohellenic art and culture.
Acropolis Smartphone Audio Tour
Focusing on Greek mythology, this self-guided tour uses a smartphone app to help you explore the city and learn about the brutal feud between Athena and Poseidon. You’ll explore the iconic Acropolis as well as the Erechtheum temple – built by ancient Athenians in memory of this epic battle.
Museum of Cycladic Art
Located in the heart of Athens, this museum focuses on the ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, as well as the Cycladic art of the third millennium BCE. Inside, you'll find priceless works of ancient Greek and Cypriot art, and temporary exhibits showing modern art and archaeological projects.
Athens Pinball Museum
The Athens Pinball Museum showcases more than 100 restored pinball machines from 1950 until 2000. With a one-time admission fee, you'll get an all-day pass so you can play the machines for free. The museum is conveniently located on the foothills of the Acropolis about 100 feet from the Acropolis Metro Station.
Museum of Illusions
At this museum, you’ll discover the world of illusions as you resist the laws of gravity and trick your senses. This fun experience is also educational and is perfect for visitors of all ages. From a rotating tunnel to a mirror room, each illusion will teach you about vision and perception.
0.3 miles from downtown
Plaka’s appeal lies in its village-like atmosphere. Its small lanes are lined with 19th-century houses, enticing cafés – and a fair few tourists. The Acropolis is the area’s showstopper, but spare some time for the smaller spots. The 4th-century Monument of Lysicrates is worth a stop, as is Hadrian's, and an amble through the National Gardens.
Places to stay from $12 a night
7.3 miles from downtown
Welcome to glitzy Glyfada – home of the chic and distinctly international. The area’s shops and restaurants once catered for a now long-gone US military base, but the spoils are great – TGI Fridays and an array of swanky fashion outlets are in the vicinity, as are sizzling nightspots along the beach facing Posidonos Avenue. Get ready to splurge!
Places to stay from $36 a night
0.6 miles from downtown
Psiri is a quiet inner-city suburb with little to do during the day. However, the volume goes from mute to full blast at night. Locals roll in and out of low-lit bars onto the expansive terraces, and live music fills the air. For a bite to eat, try the typically Greek mezes at Mavros Gatos – think octopus, tzatziki, eggplant, cheeses and more.
Places to stay from $11 a night
0.9 miles from downtown
Below the Acropolis, Koukaki's Dionysiou Areopagitou promenade is a welcome escape from the city's rumbling automobile traffic. The area underwent a facelift with the arrival of the ultra-modern Acropolis Museum, but Koukaki retained its unpretentious feel. To this end, try the fresh grilled fish from taverna To Kati Allo right behind the museum.
Places to stay from $12 a night
1.1 miles from downtown
Metaxourgeio is getting Athens hot under the collar. This powerhouse of trendy bars and galleries attracts a young crowd, and is a hipster hang-out par excellence. Wander past its gardens, warehouses and tavernas to get a taste for the area's mish-mash of styles. Bohemian and industrial, it's a tight bundle of all things alternative.
Places to stay from $24 a night
4.9 miles from downtown
Chalandri has developed quite the reputation among the northern suburbs. This modern area is a burgeoning leisure hub, with the new Golden Hall Mall and hip hang-outs, like Theory Bar or Ancho Mexican Grill. Head here for the cluster of shopping streets around Dourou Square, and enjoy the open-air concerts at the Theatro Rematias.
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Greece's ancient capital is an open-air history museum featuring breathtaking landmarks dating back over 2,500 years. Once home to Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it's no wonder why Athens is often referred to as the cradle of Western civilization.
While the towering Acropolis is a reminder of Athens’ ancient origins, the modern-day city offers a huge variety of contemporary comforts. You’ll find chic cocktail bars and exciting nightclubs throughout the center, plus the National Museum of Contemporary Art and the incredible Technopolis complex.
Other points of interest include Attica’s beaches and the scenic National Garden right behind the Greek Parliament Building. This incredible blend of ancient monuments, exciting cultural landmarks, and natural scenery makes Athens the perfect destination for all travelers.
Greeks take an immense amount of pride in their cuisine, and as soon as you try some of their delicious dishes, you’ll know exactly why. Grab a seat in a traditional "taverna" and order up some grilled souvlaki and a glass of Ouzo – an anise-flavored aperitif. You can get to the center easily from the airport by metro, train or express bus, and you'll also find plenty of taxis outside the terminal.
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|Most popular time to visit||July-September|
|Cheapest time to visit||December-February|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.13|
|Average weekend price||$116 per night|
|Average weekday price||$116 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
It is a special city with a positive atmosphere. It offers a lot to visit and to do. The view from the Acropol on the whole city was magnificent. The Acropolis Museum has a rich and interesting archeological exhibition which was great. The people I met were nice and friendly. There is a small place in the corner of Ermou and Athinas streets where you can eat diferrent crepes (pancakes), I had a sweet one which was really tasty. Definitely I will return to Athens one day.
Many new cafes and restaurants have opened up including rooftop views that Athenians eat at. Good museums such as the Benaki, National Archaeological, Acropolis, etc. a A 5-day travel pass for 9 euros entitles you to travel on metro, buses, trolleys and trams. Athens was voted 2018 cultural innovation capital of Europe. The weather is warmer around 20 c with sun.
Athens is an amazing, bustling city. It has a nice blend of archeological sites as well as great, modern shopping and restaurants. We LOVED our 5 days there. It’s an excellent start (or end) to grabbing a ferry or cruise ship on your way to see lots of the other spectacular Greek islands. We found the Greek people to be warm and welcoming and the food was so fresh and tasty! Athens can be crowded, so I recommend visiting in the shoulder seasons. We had great weather in October, no rain and low humidity. We had no problems with theft and felt safe walking everywhere. We put in about 6-8 miles a day walking and exploring many areas of the city. We also found it very affordable compared to other European cities. Definitely a strong recommendation to take an extended vacation in Greece, including a start or finish in this fun city! You’ll have a blast!
Athens is by far my absolute favorite place I’ve been. I wish I could live there, and am actually considering buying property there. The people are so friendly, the streets are always lively, and the food is amazing. Of course the siteseeing is incomparable to anywhere else, and the sea is invigorating. I love love LOVE Athens and all of Greece!
Historical sites are wonderful. Traffic is terrible. Be careful when taking taxis. Many are unlicensed and will attempt to rip you off. Make sure driver speaks your language, check for a meter and GPS. If driver wants a higher price than is reasonable, ask for a receipt. They MUST oblige.
Athens is a buzzing city with many nice people and good food in many different kinds of ethnic restaurants, relaxed atmosphere. Getting around Athens was difficult for us as we don’t know Greek. In the subways the signs were spelled differentbways even in Greek. But the people were kind and helpful.
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Fish Pedicure – 20 Minutes
This treatment involves dozens of little fish nibbling your feet, helping to exfoliate and treat nerve endings – as well as giving you a pleasant tickling sensation.
Steam Sauna – 30 minutes
This visit offers 30 minutes inside an aromatic steam chamber, which helps to detoxify the body and improve circulation. Towels, robes, and slippers are included.
Hammam Treatment for Two
This relaxing hammam session offers a variety of options that are great for 2 people. Choices include a couples hammam ritual, a private hammam session or a harmony package for 2. After your session, you'll be offered free tea and Turkish delight on a balcony under the Acropolis.
Foot Massage & Optional Pedicure
This rejuvenating foot massage is the perfect treatment to help you relax and has been practiced in various cultures to improve health and well-being. You also have the option to combine the massage with a 20-minute fish pedicure, where little fish leave your skin feeling silky smooth.
Downtown Pub Crawl
This pub crawl shows you all that Athens' nightlife has to offer, taking you to some of the bests bars in the city's downtown area. The tour includes free shots, discounts, drinking games, and a 1-hour open bar.