Athens Way

Arachovis 17, Athens, 106 80, Greece
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Couple of weeks in july, what do I do?

by grimm65

Hi all,

I joined just a few days ago, and I have been reading a lot about Athens. I will be going to Athens for about 3 weeks this summer to attend a course in Greek.
I was there last X-mas, and saw most of the sights, so they are pretty much covered, although there a number of museums I still want to visit, and some things I want to see again.

My question is, what are your favourite evening/night-time activities in Athens?
What would you recommend for a single man travelling solo?
I know there are plenty of bars/night-clubs/clubs in Athens but that doesn't tempt me as much as it did a few years ago. Nowadays a good book, a few drinks and some people-watching seems more tempting, although a good rock concert is always tempting. (Rammstein on June 28, is a good example). Are there any other type of music events in Athens this summer? Classical? Greek pop (Anna Vissi and the likes)?
If it is any help, I will be in Athens between June 28 and July 16.

I have a feeling there should quite a lot of beaches around Athens, but which are the better ones?

Re: Couple of weeks in july, what do I do?

by lynnehamman

If you enjoy people watching, and reading, you could wander around in Plaka area- there are many tavernas- most have some live Greek music, and stay open till late. Grab a meal and a carafe of wine, and rushes you from table.
You could also consider taking the slow ferry (Blue Star) to one of the nearby islands- many to choose from, and fare is cheap. Spend a night or two. Paros and Naxos are beautiful, with beaches and good walking tracks.Most also have fun tavernas. Just 4 hours from Piraeus (in Athens)

Re: Couple of weeks in july, what do I do?

by StefanosS

Some refreshing areas not mentioned above are: National Garden (Ethnikos Kipos), the restaurant/bar on top of Lycavitos, Kifissia and Kefalari, Vouliagmeni. A boat trip to Salamina, another to Aegina and Poros. About cultural events, try:
It used to be well updated in the past, but now it seems rather poor.
If you can read Greek, try also this:

Re: Couple of weeks in july, what do I do?

by mindcrime

At my athens page you can see a list of concerts that will take place the next months.

For greek scene though you have to wait a bit till they are going to settle their program etc

Re: Couple of weeks in july, what do I do?

by Mozumbus

we have been to Vouliagmeni beach and simply loved. just google it to see whether it is upto your requirement...

i have also added a tip on my Vouliagmeni page about transport, you are welcome to visit...

Re: Couple of weeks in july, what do I do?

by grimm65

Thank you, All of you.

Mindcrime, I'll check out your page, and Mozumbus, I'll look at your page as well.

Once my plans for athens are finalized, I'll start looking into the islands....


Travel Tips for Athens

Stone and Lace

by gigi45

I love taking pictures of doorways, windows and old houses. They always attract me somehow and here, in Greece, it was a doorway and window paradise...
This was taken in Plaka. I loved walking through this old area of Athens.

The best sight in Athens is...

by Lisal

The best sight in Athens is for SURE the acropolis. No doubts on that. It's georgeous to walk around there. But I'm just wondering how long it will be there because thousands of tourists come to see it every day and everybody has to touch everything. Too bad. Don't forget to take water with you in summertime because it's sooo freakin' hot and also don't forget to get a map which shows the acient acropolis and so you can imagine how it was there.

Another wonderful sight is the Agora but this is really only for Greek-history-interested people. Otherwise it's hard to imagine what was there!

I also really liked the 3 hills, called 'Pnyx', 'Philopappos' and 'Areopag'. You can walk up to them which is really nice. Nice for walks, to get a few from the town and it's also relaxing. So, after a long day walking around in the tourist crowed it's really good to spend some time there!

And on the way up to the acropolis you are walking through an area with lots of nice restaurants and bars. You should get there some Tzaziki and drink Retsina!

Also nice to get something about Greek history is the national museum.

Useful phone numbers

by ealgisi

The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.

Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Greece:

Police: 100
Ambulance: 166
Fire: 199
Forest fire: 191
Coast guard emergency intervention: 108
Counter- narcotics immediate intervention: 109

Athens downtown can be marked...

by MrGQ

Athens downtown can be marked by three different squares, making a triangle. Syntagma Squar, Omonia Squar and Monastiraki Squar are three points of the triangle.A lot of the sites, returants and night life is loacted inside that triangle.

Athens Tip

by SilverVelvet

Sometimes the best time of the day to explore the narrow streets of the old town, such as this quiet corner on Naxos, is to walk during the afternoon siesta when the locals are resting. The tiny, twisted streets have a hint of mystery in the air when visitors can explore them peacefully.


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