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Getting to know Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece as well as its largest city. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe thus it represents the historical capital and cradle of modern civilization. Here, you will witness the immortal beauty of ancient city and culture through preserved legacy of many archaeological wonders. What makes this city immortal over time is the young spirit of its people that keep it lively and vibrant. Bright sunny days, deep blue Aegean sea, fascinating ancient history and exciting daily life make this city a must visit destination in Greece.

What to see in Athens

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Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square is the central square of Athens. It is located in front of the 19th century Old Royal Palace, housing the Greek Parliament.

Athens Monastiraki

Monastiraki

At the footsteps of the Acropolis, Monastiraki is known for its iconic landmarks and its lively Flea Market.

Greek foods to try in Athens

Psyrri

Full of life, Psyrri is the gastronomic hub of the city center surrounded by taverns, bars, shops and more.

The Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens​

Surely one of the most famous architecture treasures in the world and a true landmark of Athens is the Acropolis.

Plaka

Plaka

Plaka neighbourhood represents one of the historic centres of Athens.

Ancient Athens​

As the cradle of democracy, each historic monument has a different story to tell each more interesting and important than the other.

Getting Around Athens

Athens is the biggest city in Greece, with a variety of things to do and see. The best way to get around in Athens is on foot since most of the archaeological sites and monuments are located in the center of the city within a small distance from one to another. However, there are several other options visitors can take to get around Athens which include using the metro, bus, tram, taxi or train for specific locations such as the airport or port. Click read more to learn how to purchase tickets and insider’s tops on how to use each means of transportation.

 

How to Get to Athens

Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport

The Athens International Airport “Elefterios Venizelos” is located in Spata area, about 40 minutes drive distance from the city center of Athens.

Athens Railway Station

Athens Railway Station

The Athens Central Railway Station or Larissa Station is the main railway station of Athens and supports long-distance travel to northern Greece.

The Port of Piraeus

The Port of Piraeus

The Port of Piraeus is the biggest Greek seaport that connects the capital of Greece with the most popular Greek islands, including the Cyclades, the Dodecanese and Crete.

Food in Athens

One thing that is certain when it comes to Greek destinations and cities is that the food never disappoints. Greek food differs from area to area and each one has its own specialties. Same goes for Athens this culinary capital of Greece that offers a plethora of Greek dishes such as mousaka, pastitsio, gemista, and of course fish soup made from local catch of the day. You can find all these dishes and more at about any tavern. Being the capital of Greece, Athens has something for everyone, from international street food, to high class gourmet restaurants to everything in between, you will not be disappointed by the endless options of places to eat! To learn more about which Greek dishes to try have a read on our Top 10 Greek foods in Athens here.

Fun facts about Athens

Many visitors of the Acropolis try to "steal" a stone to take home, so the groundskeepers bring in marble pebbles by the truckload every morning before opening and spreading them around.

During the construction of the Metro, over 50,000 unexpected archaeological artifacts were found. Today, six metro stations display some of these finds.

You'll never need an umbrella in Athens as the second it starts raining people are out on the streets selling them! 

Athens has the most theatrical stages in the world, 148 to be exact - thats more than the West End and Broadway combined.

Location

 

Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica that is often referred to as the Athens or Attica Basin. The basin is bounded by four large mountains: Mount Aigaleo to the west, Mount Parnitha to the north, Mount Pentelicus to the northeast and Mount Hymettus to the east.

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