Nafsika Hotel

21 Karolou str, Athens, Attica, 104 37, Greece
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Beyond the basic Athens tour

by Numberfive1

Our cruise arrives in Piraeus port on Nov 25 for a day. We've seen the spectacular sites of Athens before, so would like to find a tour that goes beyond the basics. We have about 6 hours....noon to 6:00pm. Thanks for any ideas...

Re: Beyond the basic Athens tour

by leics

As with Rome, there is much, much more to see than the sites I suspect you have already visited. I am not sure you will find a tour to meet your wishes, but I am certain you will find a car and/or private guide (if you wish]

I suggest you just take the metro to Athens and explore the city a bit more.

Wander the Monastiriki 'flea' market. Discover the superb Kerameikos site. Spend time wandering the Plata district, the oldest area in modern Athens. Go up Lycavittos hill on foot or on the funicular for superb views....lots more possibilities.

You will be perfectly safe exploring Athens on your own. Just make sure you allow plenty of time for your return (same applies to Rome); ships don't wait! :-)

Re: Beyond the basic Athens tour

by iblatt


I don't know what the "basics" which you have already seen before include, but I would add:

1. The New Acropolis Museum: It was only opened last year, so you probably haven't seen it yet, it's a superb museum, don't miss it! It's not on the acropolis but down below - read my tip:

2. Other excellent museums: The National Archaeological Museum (read my tip at the link above); and the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art.

3. Climb Philopappos Hill, across from the acropolis, enjoy the peace and quiet and the great vire of the acropolis and the city (read my tip).

4. If you've seen and done all the above already: Visit the Olympic village, outside the city.

Enjoy Athens!

Re: Beyond the basic Athens tour

by lynnehamman

WE really loved walking around Plaka area- there are many surprises around each corner. Fortunately the Athenian people appreciate the ancient ruins in Plaka, and one often comes across a beautiful old statue that has been 'fenced off' in one of the gardens of the pretty villas in Plaka. Many other unusual smaller historical sites set between the old houses.
There are great tavernas & coffeeshops also in Plaka, good for eating or people watching. For VERY best skin products, I found a shop in Plaka called 'The Olive Tree'- not sure of address, but in main shopping area of Plaka.
Flea market area is interesting, something for every collector here.

Re: Beyond the basic Athens tour

by Numberfive1

Thanks so much for your ideas! I've written them down and will research how to travel to these places! You've been a great help!

Re: Beyond the basic Athens tour

by Numberfive1

Thanks so much for your ideas! I've written them down, and will do a google search of your to get there, etc. You've been a great help....

Re: Beyond the basic Athens tour

by Numberfive1

Thank you for the idea about the plaka. It sounds like a relaxing way to see the city and people, rather than from a bus window! I appreciate your help!

Re: Beyond the basic Athens tour

by Numberfive1

Thank you for the specific ideas! It will help me do the necessary research before we leave in a few days....I appreciate your suggestions. I'll check out the websites.

Travel Tips for Athens

Ticket House for concert tickets

by mindcrime

This is your place if you’re lnto live music. They sell tickets for almost every concert, from typical live venues till big arenas like the rockwave festival in summer. It’s in the center (near Panepistimio metro station) so you can pass by and see what’s going on around the days you’ll be in Athens.

You can also check for upcoming concerts at but they charge a small fee if you buy they ticket this way. They are open daily (except Sunday) 10:30-18:30 (Saturday till 16:00)

Address:Panepistimiou 42(turn right into the small alley. Tel.:3608366

Give Athens a Chance

by triciadaouros

You have to go to the Acropolis even if you don't like history. The views are incredible and the size of the buildings will amaze you. Also try to stay in Plaka so you can walk to the sights and avoid dealing with traffic as much as possible. If you want to be near the beach in Athens look at Glyfada and Vouligmeni, I have enjoyed my visits there, it's closer to the airport but far from the sights in Athens.

The museums of Athens

by shrimp56

There are several museums in Athens that house archaic and classical sculptures and artifacts, among them The ones at the Agora and the Acropolis. This statute [of Apollo I think] is from the National Archaeological Museum.

Museum of Cycladic Art

by Kodi01

The Museum of Cycladic Art held the Salvador Dali Exhibit while I was there.

It opened its doors in 1986 and has an emphasis on the Cycladic civilization.

Founder is Nicholas P. Goulandris Please see my travelogue for pictures of Dalis' art peices.

The most memorable memory was waiting in the que to see Dali artwork. It is most impressive to MANY people. He was a genius.

Your first Greek words

by janbeeu

Yes - Neh
No - Ohi
Hello - Yasou
Goodbye - Adio sas
Please - Parakalo
Thank you - Efharisto
My name is ? - Meh lene ?
How are you? - Ti kanis / ti kanete (formal)?
I?m very well - Kala imeh
I feel ill - Imeh arostos
How much does it cost? - Poso kani?
Do you speak English? - Milate Aglika?
I don?t understand - Dhen katalaveno
Cheers - Giamas
Where is ?? - Pou ine ??
Entrance - Issodos
Exit - Exodos
Open - Anikto
Closed - Klisto
Toilets - Toualetes
Doctor - Yatros
Hotel - Ksenodhohio
Restaurant - Estiatorio/ taverna
Beer - Bira
Wine - Krasi
Menu - Kataloghos
Today - Simera
Tomorrow - Avrio
Monday - Deftera
Tuesday - Triti
Wednesday - Tetarti
Thursday - Pempti
Friday - Paraskevi
Saturday - Savato
Sunday - Kiriaki
One - Ena
Two - Dhio
Three - Tris/tria
Four - Teseres /tesera
Five - Pende
Six - Eksi
Seven - Efta
Eight - Okhto
Nine - Enya
Ten - Dheka
Twenty - Ikosi
Thirty - Trianda
Forty - Saranda
Fifty - Peninda
Sixty - Eksinda
Seventy - Evdhominda
Eighty - Ogdhonda
Ninety - Eneninda
One Hundred - Ekato
One Thousand - Hilia


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Address: 21 Karolou str, Athens, Attica, 104 37, Greece