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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
"The Athens half-day tour depart for  a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.  You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens the Academy of Athens and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden Hadrian’s Arc St. Paul’s Church Parliament
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum
"Syntagma Metro station where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones an aqueduct from the 5th century BC pottery a 2000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD. See the House of Parliament guarded by elite soldiers known as Evzones. The tomb of the Unknown soldier can be found at the front of the building.Heading down El. Venizelos Street you will see the Numismatic museum comprising 400
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Athens Night Segway Tour
"Meet your local guide in the evening when the Athens’ midday heat has gone and the daytime crowds have dispersed and start your tour with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled electric self-balancing Segway. Once you feel comfortable begin gliding along quiet streets to the foothills of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens – the ancient citadel and archeological site that dominates the city.On the northeastern slopes of the Acropolis is the neighborhood of Plaka -- the city’ home to the Ancient Agora of Athens; once the heart of the ancient city
From EUR85.00

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Taxis

Around 1 pm, June 26, we hailed a yellow taxi, late model Mercedes C200 CDI, license number TAB 6180. We had just arrived in Piraeus about an hour late due to a delayed ferry. As I hailed the cab, I...
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Plaka

This is a scam that I foud multiple times on Athens. If you are eating at a restaurant, the waiter will open a large bottle of water and put it on your table. Then will charge you for it, even if you...
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Overpriced restaurants

Many restaurants pretend that they have made a mistake and they over charge your bill. They do it purposely because usually people don't check and pay what they have been asked. If you see that you...
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Acropolis

Actually I would not consider all acropolis as a tourist trap, just northern slope and Parthenon. I arrived to visit it at 10 am, not so early but also not so late and it was not a public holiday. No...
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Hotels to avoid

The 'Students and Travellers Inn'!! Expensive (14000 a double room, no WC), shared bathrooms were dirty, and people working there were not friendly at all. Walk 50 meters and you'll find the Phaedra...
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Beware the "sweet woman" selling linen

While walking around Hadrians Library a sweet woman was walking to each woman saying 'madam, please, only 5 euro'. She showed each of us a beautifyl tablecloth size linen. But when we got back to the...
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Tickets for metro,bus and tram

You can buy the bus Tickets (esitirio in Greek) from Kiosk cost 0, 40 cent (kiosk=periptero in Greek) not from the bus Driver, and regarding the metro ticket you can purchase it from the reception...
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Visit Acropolis first.

The trap about the entrance tickets to the museums and places of interest in Athens city. The ticket for Acropolis is charged at 12 Euros and includes pass to the other city tourist attractions and...
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Be Alert in Trains or Buses Pickpockets work !

Note on Metro Safety: Pickpockets work the metro and the train to and from the airport. Keep your wallet and passport in your front pocket with your hand in it on crowded trains and buses. Ladies...
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Beggers

Watch out for the beggers in Athens. This was our first run in with a begger and being the gullable tourist we got sucked in and then followed by one.What ever you do dont give them money... if the...
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Bairaktaris

This restaurant is quite popular to the visitors. Maybe because it is located in one of the most touristic areas....on Monastiraki square, just in front of the metro and the "ilektrikos" station.The...
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Bairaktaris

Restaurant Name: BairaktarisThis restaurant is quite popular to the visitors. Maybe because it is located in one of the most touristic areas....on Monastiraki square, just in front of the metro and...
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Salesmen at Monasteraki Square

Don't buy from the salesman at Monasteraki Square. They offer you perfume at low prices. they admit it's stolen; but the stuff is all fake. Simply avoid them by taking your mobile phone pretending you...
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Negotiate the Price

WHen you are buying something in the famous shopping areas of Athens like Plaka or Monastiraki, you will be overcharged. The second the store owner hears you speak another language, the price goes up....
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Top Hotels in Athens

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Vas. Georgiou A' 1, Constitution Square, Athens, 10563, Greece
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10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece
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18 - 20 N Nikodimou St, (formerly Golden Tulip), Athens, 10557, Greece
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3 Vassileos Georgiou A' St, Syntagma Square, Athens, Attica, 10564, Greece
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46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, Attica, 11528, Greece
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9-11 Lyssikratous Street, Plaka, Athens, Attica, 10558, Greece
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Top Things to Do in Athens

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Lycabettus Hill

Athens abounds with hills, and many are so barren they surge upwards and unpopulated out of the cityscape. Of all these hills, the standout is Mount Lycabettus, rising like a limestone fist from...
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Acropolis

The New Museum of Acropolis opened for the public on 20 June 2009. One of the basic reasons this museum was built for was that the greek governement wanted a good place to put the sculptures of...
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Changing of the Guard

It was a grey cold day at the Syntagma square, but still, as every day at 11AM, the changing guard of the Parliament building went on. This ceremony is 24 times daily but the main one takes place each...
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Plaka

If Athens had an "old town centre", then Plaka would probably be it. Centrally located under the Acropolis, it has narrow streets evocative of the 19th century. Not quite ancient Athens, although...
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Temple Of Olympian Zeus

This was at one time the biggest temple in Ancient Greece, but today much of the building has been destroyed over the centuries. It's location at the foot of the Acropolis meant it was vulnerable to...
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Ancient Agora

The ancient Agora is a huge site, and its excavated remains can seem quite confusing at first glance. The Temple of Hephaistos is superbly-preserved (because it was used as a church and, later, a...
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