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Athens Visitors Guide

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Best of Athens

3 days in Athens
3 days in Athens

A tour of the sites and sights around the city's best-known landmark. It's best to do the museum first then visit the Acropolis around sunset for great photos

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Family-friendly Athens

Athens for young kids
Athens for young kids

This ancient city is packed with exciting, interactive museums, great amusement parks and animal sanctuaries.

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Athens on a budget

Athens for free
Athens for free

A metro ride from city centre, Athens' beaches make a great budget getaway while the Acropolis is free on Sundays. The bright red Happy Train is a good way to discover the city's main sites and sights.

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Insiders' Athens

Athens off the beaten path
Athens off the beaten path

Enjoy a picnic on the city's highest hill, catch some traditional folk dances or mosey around the chic boutiques of Kifissia's suburb and discover another side of Athens.

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Getaways from Athens

Day Trips from Athens
Day Trips from Athens

From the fifth century temple of Cape Sounion to the hot springs of Lake Vouliagmeni or the famous Daphni monastery, there's plenty to do on a day trip out of Athens.

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Athens, from Past to Present
Athens, from Past to Present

Birthplace of democracy, cultural haven and home of the Mediterranean Diet, the monuments of Athens' fabled past are complemented by the cultural and gastronomic highlights of this upbeat Greek city's...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Plaka, Athens shopping tour
Plaka, Athens shopping tour

Packed with craft shops, designer boutiques and gift stores, the tangle of alleys around Athens' Plaka district will keep avid shoppers busy for hours. Follow this half day walking trail for a...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Athens with children
Athens with children

With child-friendly tavernas, cheap (or free) museum and attractions, and a plethora of activities for the young (and young at heart), Athens is a great place to explore with kids.

Home to some of...

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Gourmet Tour of Greek Food in Athens
Gourmet Tour of Greek Food in Athens

Moussaka and souvlaki might be emblematic Greek dishes, but there's a bigger culinary picture waiting to be discovered in the birthplace of the Mediterranean diet.

Exploring the backstreets of...

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Exploring Exarcheia, Athens
Exploring Exarcheia, Athens

Location of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising in 1973 and home of universities, student bars, art venues and research institutes, Exarchia is a bit like Athens' equivalent of Paris' Latin quarter. A...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

Downtown Athens (egeor, 10 May 2011)
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Best Of

Greek Adventure (olgaehr, 31 Jan 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Best Museums in Athens (xaroula, 19 May 2010)
4.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes
A World in Ruins (MrTetley, 14 May 2006)
4.0 of 5 stars 7 Votes

Recent Trip

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Athens (cruciangirl, 28 Feb 2008)
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