Athens Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 82%History Buffs
- 70%Budget Travelers
- 65%Art & Design Lovers
- 65%Family Travelers
- 61%Adventure Travelers
- 61%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (242)
- AthensSep 08, 2012
FULL OF INTERESTING PLACES>BUT IS EXPENSIVE LIKE ALL CAPITALS. cheap place to stay is Annabells hostel,rooms and dorms plus bar.Leave your p/port at reception in the safe for safety. SPEND ONLY 2 DAYS AND MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE ISLANDS SANTORINI, RHODES AND CRETE I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST.CRETE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ,FRIENDLIEST ISLAND OF ALL,ESPECIALLY HANIA. GOOD CHEAP FOOD IN TAVERNAS BY THE OLD HARBOUR.GO ONE TIME AND YOU ARE SURE TO RETURN.
- AthensCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 28, 2012
Ever since I was a kid, I've admired the ancient Greeks for all they had achieved in art, culture and politics. And let's face it, everything just looked so damn pretty and marble-ly. I'm happy to report that such fantasies of the ancient time and place aren't so widely exaggerated. Everything is indeed covered in marble in Athens, including nearly each step leading up to the Acropolis (for better or worse—it's quite slippery). Revisiting Athens' past via its monuments is a complete joy.
The city itself, on the other hand, was a bit underwhelming for me. The architecture brought to mind strip malls and the 1960s. Even the downtown area, when not open and vibrant, felt like a deserted area covered in graffiti.
But don't let that sway you from a visit to one of the greatest historical cities in the world. Athens is still Athens, economic troubles aside. And if you look deep enough, no amount of misplaced paint or car dealerships can stop you from finding its true beauty.
- AthensJul 05, 2012
a beautiful city with plenty of breathtaking historical monuments- starting with the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the temple of Zeus.The fascinating ride to watch the Poseidon temple on the Cape Sounion during sunset could be an ethereal experience. The Greeks are warm and cordial, their food is interesting ! But once again a word of caution;taxi drivers can take you for a ride unless you are properly guided.
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Aliases: Athina, Αθήνα, Atenas, Atene