The Most Complete Guide of Athens
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 favour to yourself and book a couple of days to visit Athens. There are so many things to see in Athens, local cuisine to taste and friendly locals to meet, that you will love the time you will spend there.
Athens tourist attractions are ancient and beautiful, also very cheap and some of them free of charge.
Enjoy Athens as it deserves!
Let's Discover Athens together...
ARE YOU IN?
Many tourists decide to visit Athens before to explore some islands and that is exactly what I did when I went to Greece.
Flights are much cheaper to Athens than to Santorini or Mykonos, so why not book a couple of nights in this full of history capital and see what it has to offer?
Trust me, you won't regret it.
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, don't you think?
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 not too far from the 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.
Eating out can be as cheap as 5 euros and the Greek food is absolutely fantastic and healthy.
WHEN TO VISIT Athens?
I went to Athens in September and the temperature was still pretty high.
Summers are very hot and crowded with tourists that flight to Athens to visit it for a couple of days before heading to the islands.
Winters can be pretty cold and windy. Unless you like cold weather, I highly recommend you to visit Athens during Spring and Autumn.
The Acropolis costs 20 euros, but from the 1 of November until the 31 of March, it costs only 10 euros.
If you don't care much to walk all day in colder weather, winter could be a good solution to save some money.
IMPORTANT BASICS KNOWLEDGE
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?
Atm and card payment are available in more expensive restaurants and biggest shops. In small shops, bars, tavernas and market stalls cash is required
Is Athens a safe city?
Athens, like every capital, is pretty safe in the city centre, but I highly recommend you to avoid the districts of Omonia, Exarcheia, Vathi and Kolokotroni Squares because they have a high crime rate so avoid them at night.
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 easy to find Wifi in Athens?
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, which is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2).