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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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People to Avoid Tips (41)

Just say NO

While you're in Athens you will probably take a stroll in the Plaka district where you can do some shopping for Greek souvenirs. While I was shopping there with my friends, there were a number of...
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Arial_27
Jul 13, 2005

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You will find many interesting people doing stunts, or crazy things on the streets to grab peoples attention. I once saw a woman painted completely blue, her costume was blue too; she looked like the...
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Arial_27
Jul 13, 2005

Syntagma square bar scam

This is one I read about in a guidebook before going, so I didn't get caught, but it wasn't for lack of trying. Men walking on their own in or around Syntagma Square are approached by a local who...
stephenshephard
Nov 04, 2003

Drugged & Scammed at El Greco Bar by Nikolas

BEWARE of any man striking up a conversation with you near Syntagma Square.I met a man named Nikolas in one of the side streets near Syntagma Square who asked me for the time. It was a sunny day and...
StenningB
Feb 25, 2015

False policemen in Athens

Beware of false policemen working in the Makriyanni district in the nice neighborhood!I've seen a tourist being approched by a man asking for directions to Syntagma or something of that sort. As the...
kallias
Jul 18, 2007

Cell Phone Theft

There is a common scam that goes on in Athens, where a man will ask you what time it is. He only does this in the hope that you will take your cell phone out to look, and if you do he will snatch it...
WillAntoniou
Jun 11, 2006

Bar Scam = Drugged and Swindled

This bar scam has been happening in Athens for years, and they do such a good job that even a seasoned traveller can be scammed. After getting money from an ATM I went shopping, and happened to ask a...
worldtraveller989
Sep 30, 2010

False policemen

Your story of the lost tourist and the fake policemen is exactly what happened to my husband and I last Sunday, Nov. 18th 2007.We were on Vouli Street walking toward the Electra Palace Hotel when a...
Auntray12
Nov 26, 2007

El Greco Bar Athens

Like others I was scammed in Athens, approached by a friendly man the weekend of the recent elections. He asked me the time Sussex my nationality and then spoke for 10 or 15 mins saying how he was...
Irwin03
Oct 31, 2015

Fake Elderly man bar scam acropolos

I was not aware of the bar scam, but managed to see this first hand. I bumped into an elderly gentleman called George not far from the acropolis underground who looked impeccable - he had a nice tag...
Leon118
Apr 06, 2011

PICKPOCKETS

I HAD MY WALLET STOLEN FROM MY BUM BAG WHICH WAS TURNED ROUND SO IT WAS ON MY BELLY WITH MY T SHIRT OVER THE TOP SO ITHOUGHT IT WOULD BE SAFE BUT SOME GUY AT THE BUS STOP UN ZIPPED IT AND TOOK OUT THE...
johnbrum
Oct 06, 2003

Trip to Athens November 2015

Hello,Thanks for all the tips.Because of that I was able to avoid problems and was surprised when I have seen one of this grey hair old guys trying to scam someone.I have took a picture of him for a...
Ruch1988
Jan 19, 2016
 
 
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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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