Beware of pick pockets especially when travelling in metro. best to take a cab from or to the airport.
lost my wallet on the last day when travelling to airport from Athens.
Very rich in history and culture. The National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum are not to be missed! We certainly enjoyed the sightseeing at Akropolis and Roman Agora.
Athens city really nothing much, 1 or 2 nights is enough. Recommended to go islands hopping, more fun
Economic turmoil makes Greek people even more welcoming and accommodating to visitors. Go and visit now
Enjoyed the sites and hop on hop off bus but one can tell there is no money for maintaining the city appearance, such as green areas and general appearance of buildings
Not a very nice one, we met pick pocket group of people in the MRT, they tried to help us with our luggage, but after that they tried to open our bag or jacket.
They want money, so after they got money, they gave back your purse and said it was on the floor.
I love this city!!!! Absolutely must go see the Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum, Lycabettus Hill and try local food.
My favourite pastry shops = Terkenlis and Konstandinidis. Nice bars and restaurants around Plaka too...hmmm I'll say 'Fouar' amongst others.
everything are good i Athens peoples are nice and friendly historical structure and building are really nice and fine
Greeks are the most hospitable people I know which makes traveling to this side of the world even more interesting, and people of Athens are just that.
amazingly hospitable. If you are coming to Europe, you shouldn't miss Athens...it has everything..rich culture, the best food in the world and a passionate vibe around the city. Please do yourself a favor and visit Athens. I have and am always longing to go back again!
An very old city, with the mixture of modern buildings. People are quite friendly. Moreover, it is the cheapest country to travel in Europe.
Food are mostly fried or grilled, so, it is acceptable. Famous for seafood.
Beside visiting nthe historical sites, you can travel to the coastal areas of Piraes and soak in sun.
Like any big city Athens is busy. Great transportation systems - cheap cabs, metro, bus, underground.
Rich in history and culture.Lots of museums and galleries. Great roof top restaurants & bars with awesome views of the Acropolis. Incredible delicious food, fruit, nuts, chocolates and baked goods!!!Great place to buy good quality shoes!Easy access to the islands.
I was disappointed. Aside from the main sites, the city is quite run down. The is a lot of vandalism/ graffiti every where.
Such a great city, rich is ancient history should really be better protected.
The old part of Athens (the Plaka) is the best part, although the archaeological museum, situated some distance away from the centre, is an absolute must see.
It is easily accessible via the tourist buses. Graffiti is everywhere in the city - a sad reflection on modern times. I suspect that if they tried to clean it up it would just get vandalised again, so leaving it as it is is the best solution for now. It doesn't detract from the ancient ruins of the city. A sight well worth the walk is to be had from the Pnyx Hill and Philopappos Hill, to the south of the Acropolis. Also recommended is a trip up to the top of Lycavettus Hill. It can be done on foot but there is a Cable Car on the east side, which takes a route cut inside the hill, for those who don't want the climb up. The views are 360 degrees around the city - an amazing sight. The walk down is much less exhausting. If you are interested in ancient history this city must be visited!
A good travel country to find foods, transport and the city is known worldwide for its culture and historical heritage.
Clean, excellent public transportation, culture and history. Great City, lots of restaurants, museums to visit.
That is a comfortable stay. There are good restaurants with delicious typical greek food. The facility for transportation for city tour and touristic points, like acropolis, national archeological museum and many others is also very easy.
unfriendly people who tried to rip you off everytime, i will never go back to greece again the islands are not that much different.
. i spent a month in greece this summer, between santorini, athens, delphi, kefalonia, and zakinthos... santorini was lovely but too over priced, and they know it.. the other islands will try to rip you off the same way.. i might return to kefalonia with my family in a few years when the country sorts out their bankruptcy issues. shame, lovely country but unwelcoming people who make it SO difficult to just relax !
Athens is a beautiful and vibrant city which feels rather safe to be in. Many restaurants and dining options are available, and the Greek food is delicious.
There are many souvenirs you can buy home, such as small jars of honey, olive oil and lovely olive soaps that are everywhere. Would suggest buying them here than the Greek islands as chances are they are cheaper here. If time allows, go to Mount Lycabettus to catch a beautiful sunset but be there earlier to secure a good spot as the place is crowded during summer. The hike to midway is about 20 minutes followed by a 5 minute funicular ride up to the top. Well worth the views.
This is our 6th visit to this wonderful city. Each time we return we are more enchanted by how it grows and develops.
Although it is going through a period of restoration economically at the moment, the people are demonstrating their legendary strength and determination to make this a great European city once again. We love Athens, not only because it is the centre of Antiquity and the birthplace of western culture but also because, as Australians, we share a common bond with our Greek brothers and sisters. We will continue to return and to tell others about the wonderful times we have experienced here.
My second visit to Athens was a very pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed the 4 nights I spent here this second time around much more than I thought I would.
The food is exceptional and reasonably priced. The sights never cease to amaze - even if you've seen them before!
Athens is a dirty city but on the other hand rich in culture and history like no other and of course the entertainment the food what else can one say you just have to come and experience it
I felt in love with greek food. The food in this place is amazing. I like the old historical buildings as well but the main attractions gets too pack to i am not sure if everyone prefer crowded place.
I love the shopping as well. These small boutique that sells amazing outfits also small cafes which are so cute..
The part of Athens I visited was so far the most interesting place I ever saw. My time there was to short to see only a little more then the historic sides but I the suburbs around are very touristic.
Nice people and good restaurants. I am thinking of visiting Athens again.
many places can go to shopping in Athens and easy access by the metro, but the travellers have to beware about the thief
Athens is a city steeped in history with lots to see and explore. I got the Sight seeing open top bus to get my bearings and then, due to the city half marathon, explored on foot the next day.
You buy a ticket that includes 7 sights and I used 5 just in the 4 hours I had. If you could get the bus and sight seeing tickets combined you'd be able to cross off many of the main sights.
Besides stay in Athens, I went to an island call Folengandros, which was the highlight of my stay. The food on the island was great.
People there was extremely friendly. As you may have noticed, there are not much information about the island on the internet, nor on tourist books. Don't worry, once you arrived the island, you will find that the best resource should be the people living there. They will tell you where to go and where to stay. I had a great time on the island. As I travelled there on 8th-15th April, a week before Easter, there were not many tourists, around four, including me. So, that's pretty easy to get away from the crowd and have the whole beach to my own. I highly recommend you guys to visit Folengandros.
The only good restaurant we have been to was "Mani Mani", excellent food and service. Some of the opened area restaurant didn't cook the food on site, and we waited for 20 minutes for cold kebabs we saw the waitress brought in from somewhere else.
Though the outdoor area looked relaxing, the relentless child beggers was a nuisance. The Metro system was simple enough to nevigate but one should watch ones belonging. Flea market was pretty typical tourist orientated, a chess set or decorative plate was asking for €20-40, so negotiation was warranted if one was interested.
I think 3 Nights would be enough for Athens. I loved our stay there and the history as well as the culture is amazing.
However, every wall is Graffiti filled and its not the prettiest sight. Plaka, Monastiriki area is fabulous. The olympic stadium + the Acropolis are breathtaking. The city is safe as far as you watch your belongings!