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Here you will find comprehensive guides to discover the best of Athens and its attractions. I provide invaluable info and helpful tips so you can make the most out of your trip. Let me be your guide and make your vacation in Athens one to remember!

The Capital of Greece, the city of Athens, is a capital often put aside by tourists who prefer to visit only the islands of this beautiful country.

If you are planning a holiday in Greece, please, do a favor to yourself and book at least 3 days in Athens. There are so many things to see in Athens, local cuisine to taste and friendly locals to meet; you will love the time you spend there. After exploring Athens, you can always catch a ferry to travel from Athens to Santorini, Mykonos or any other beautiful Greek island.


Athens tourist attractions are ancient and beautiful, also very cheap, and some of them free of charge. 

Enjoy Athens as it deserves!

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Let's Discover Athens together...

Many tourists decide to visit Athens before to explore some islands and that is precisely what I did when I went to Greece.

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is athens safe at night?

The city of Athens is very big, but most of the famous Athens tourist attractions are in the city centre. 

The best way to explore it is by walking around.

Book accommodation near the city centre so you won't need to use public transport and reach all the most famous areas by walking.

This is what I did and I really enjoyed it. 


Are you in?

Flights to Athens are much cheaper than to Santorini or Mykonos, so if you visit Greece in summer, why not book a couple of nights in this full of history capital and see what it has to offer?

You won't regret it and you will thank me for the advice.

Athens has the Acropoli with its pantheon, fantastic city views, delicious Greek food, and stunning places to visit. It would be such a shame to miss it.

is Athens expensive?

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Athens is quite cheap, mostly from November to March when museums and attractions prices are discounted.

Eating out can be as cheap as 5 euros and the Greek food is absolutely fantastic and healthy.


 Read my "How to plan a trip to Athens" article for all the tips and information you need to make your holiday in Athens a great success, from how to reach Athens from the airport to how to reach Piraeus ferry port.


when is the best time to visit athens?

I went to Athens in September, and the temperature was still pretty high.

Summer in Greece is very hot and crowded with tourists that fly to Athens to visit it for a couple of days before heading to the islands.

Winters in Greece can be pretty cold and windy. Unless you like cold weather, I highly recommend you visit Athens during Spring and Autumn.

If you plan to visit historic places, like the Acropolis and Greek museums, remember that most museums' tickets cost 50% less during the winter season.

The Acropolis costs 20 euros, but from the 1 of November until the 31 of March, it costs only 10 euros.

Winter could be a good solution to save some money if you don't care much about walking all day in colder weather.

Also, flight tickets are crazy cheap during the winter season, and all the hotels will be available to be booked, while during summer, they get fully booked pretty fast.

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What is the currency in Athens?


The currency in Greece is Euro


What is the language spoken in Athens?


The primary language spoken is Greek, but most hotels and restaurant staff speak English.

Is easy to use credit cards and find ATMs in Athens?


ATMs and card payments are available in more expensive restaurants and the biggest shops. In small shops, bars, tavernas, and market stalls, cash is required 

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Is Athens an expensive city?


There are plenty of tavernas where to enjoy a delicious meal as locals do at the cost of 5/10 euro with a drink.

Is it easy to find Wifi in Athens?

Wifi is available in almost every bar and restaurant and, of course, in every hotel.

What is the Time Zone in Athens?


Greece lies in the Eastern European Time Zone, 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2).

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Is Athens safe to travel to in 2023?

Athens, like every capital, is pretty safe in the city center. Still, I highly recommend avoiding the Omonia, Exarcheia, Vathi, and Kolokotroni Squares districts because they have a high crime rate, so avoid them at night.


Also, I advise carrying an antitheft purse or backpack like in every tourist area

Which Plugs and Voltage are used in Athens?

The plugs in Greece are Type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter.

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Looking to explore the ancient city of Athens? Look no further than this comprehensive travel guide! Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, I've got all the information you need to plan the perfect trip.


From must-see attractions to hidden gems, my guide has got you covered. Get ready to immerse yourself in this iconic destination's rich history and culture.


If you wonder how many days you need in Athens, remember that one day is not enough. I visited Athens in 3 days and saw everything I wanted. So the time spent in Athens depends on how many places you want to discover. Once you know how long you want to stay in Athens, check out my accommodations articles, and find the best places to stay in Athens. 


From luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels, Athens has a variety of accommodations to choose from. Discover the best options for your trip with our guide.


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