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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
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Private Tour: Central Athens Highlights Tour by TRIKKE
"Meet your private guide in central Athens at your chosen start time. Then enjoy a safety briefing and training on your Trikke. Put on your helmet and practice on your three-wheeled electric vehicle; it’s fun and easy to ride! Once you feel comfortable follow your guide around the city center and enjoy several stops for photos as you learn about the sights. Feel free to ask as many questions as you wish; the beauty of a private guide is that any commentary is tailored to your interests.On your tour pass Panathenaic Stadium — site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 — as well as the University of Athens National Library and the neoclassical Academy of Athens. Glide through leafy Syntagma Square
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Areas to Avoid Tips (28)

Avoid walking on your own late around Omonia

There are very often questions about Omonia square and the round area.Many tourists think that this area is dangerous but I can tell here that it is not so dangerous as some people want to claim.In...
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greekcypriot
Apr 13, 2011

OMONIA

Omonia is one the oldest squares in Athens and has been rebuilt many times.Surrounding by cafeterias and fast food stores is very dangerous place to be especially at night because it is a hangout for...
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STRATOS79
Apr 23, 2007

Omonoia square

When in Athens avoid going after 11:00 pm near Omonoia square. The square at that time is full of drug addicts , who may become aggresive. Also , i would advise you to stay away from Athinas Street at...
nicktheo
Jan 21, 2008

DON'T WORRY

Athens is way less dangerous than it gets credit for. It sells to talk s--- about the city lately, so oh well. You can be on tourist mode for as long as you want, it's just not a very good idea if...
el_p
Jun 16, 2013

Beware if you walk alone and asked by someone

Around the entrance to Evangelismos metro station. If you walk alone, especially if your face is japanese because Asian tourists are considered SHY, soft, and WEAK to be BULLIED. This FAKE policeman...
romodo
Apr 03, 2010

Shopping in the Plaka

There are a few things to keep in mind when passing through the Plaka district. One of them is that the shop and restaurant owners there are very eager to get you to buy their inventory. If you seen a...
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Arial_27
Jul 13, 2005

Athens

Pickpockets in the public transportation.Central Metro stations and bus-lines are infested by foreign pickpockets and they target mostly elder people and tourists. They operate usually in groups of...
Xenius22
May 15, 2011

Crime in Athens

Violent crime in Athens is low but it is a big city and it still occurs. Take the normal precautions you would take anywhere. Pay attention to the area you are in at night, don't walk alone in a dark...
grkboiler
Dec 11, 2004

Avoid the area northwest of Omonia Square at night

Athens is generally a safe city - safer than many other major European and North American cities. Having said that, it is still imperative to take a common-sense approach to personal safety especially...
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aukahkay
Nov 09, 2007

Areas around Omonia square after dark

Lots of junkies and shady types. If you are cool about it you won't be in any real danger, but I tend to believe that people who get paranoid about such things attract trouble so in their place I...
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Crift
Oct 09, 2003

Acropolis crime target Asians, Seniors, Handicap

On April 5, 2011, my mother in a wheelchair had her purse stolen by a thief in mid 40s, dressed in suits and tie, right in front of 14 (yes, 14 and less than 30 meters away) Athens Municipal Police in...
kqn
Apr 12, 2011

night time omonia sq

i stayed around this region,not to far from Omonia sq,lots of refuges,gangs,i had no trouble,but i could sence tension,stay to well lit areas,dress more like a business man,than a tourist.....infact i...
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ukcol
Jun 24, 2004
 
 
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Central Market - Varvakios Agora

It is a great way to spend money on food. Also known as ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΗ ΑΓΟΡΑ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ, it is located between Omonia and Monastiraki.
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Numismatic Museum

It’s probably the museum that I have passed by more than an other in Athens but it was only November 2015 when I visited for the first time (because a friend that we had a meeting near by told me he...
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Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum is my favourite museum in Athens. Many temporary exhibitions are organized here. Last time we visited the Benaki Museum in April 2010 there were three temporary exhibions: The first one...
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Museum of Cycladic Art

A collection of ancient treasures. The museum consists a wide range of exhibits, ranging from the Cycladic period to ancient Greek period and even a segment on contemporary art work. The contents...
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Jewish Museum

As described on the brochure of the Museum: "The Museum was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2.300 years of Jewish life in Greece.As a historical...
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Tzistarakis Mosque

It is located on Μοναστηράκι and is easily accessible by metro. It was built in 1759 and has no minaret. This is still a problem for the Muslim community of Athens, since this is one of the very few...
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