Before you go, be sure to check out Matt Barrett's unbeatable travel guide at www.athensguide.com.
It's packed with useful information on almost every topic one can think of (sights, restaurants, hotels, excursions, city walks, greek language, music etc.) and some very interesting travelogues and stories that are really fun reading.
It's almost a pity that Matt has published his webguides only about Athens and Greece :-)
When you are going to places like the Acropolis, make sure you have some comfortable shoes with good traction. Not only is it very steep but the steps can be very slippery. And those dogs, when they take off, you can almost get knocked down :)
Take a hat to protect yourself from the sun and light clothes. We were there in September so the weather was warm.
Your Acropolis Ticket (12€) is also valid for:
Theatre of Dionysos
Temple of Olympeon Zeus
Take a pleasure of all these sights for one price, ha-ha!
Photo Equipment: Lenses. lots of lenses. This was taken from Lycabatus hill as were some of the other pictures on my Athens pages.
In Athens you´ll go walking everywhere, so take with you confortable shoes.
I went in April and weather was ok, sunny all time so i wore summer clothe. At nights use a jacket cause is a little cold.
Luggage and bags:
As I like to travel LIGHT, I use to do the "bed test". I spread all the items on a bed. All that doesn't fit on the bed I leave it at home.
It has always worked for me :-))
You absolutely have to take:
1) sandals - for easy-walking everywhere;
2) cap - to protect your head;
The most unnecessary thing is an umbrella - rains are very rare here, especially in summer.
Photo Equipment: Don't even think about going to Athens without a camera... There are many interesting places to visit and see, and of course capture with a photo. =)
I fouond 4 internet cafes in Athens.
This is 'Bits and Bytes'.Other cafe's information is here.
This cafe is 'C@fe 4U'.
This is opened 24 hours.
The address is here.
Luggage and bags: If you are gonna sleep on a ferry deck, bring a good sleeping bag. It's really cold out there, I can tell you!!