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Athens

Europe
25+

Rank in Greece

5

Rank in Europe

160+

World Rank

Currency
Euro(EUR)
Weather
Sunny 32.2℃
Time
16:06 PM (GMT +03:00)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Athens

Athens, the capital of Greece, boasts of a history that the entire world is in awe of. It has been the home of the most powerful empires in the history of the earth. The architectural superiority of the Greeks is what set the structures of Athens apart from any other city. The city, dotted by temples of the ancient mythological Greek Gods and parliamentary structures is a photographer's heaven. For tourists looking to delve into the history books, Athens is the perfect destination. From housing artifacts of the Helinian Era to the Roman and Ottoman eras, the city's museums are rich with ornate marble sculptures, busts, and artifacts. Once the forerunner in education, the city boasts of several sites that were dedicated to philosophers from Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Archimedes, Posidonius and many more. The coastline and mountains play as a beautiful backdrop to this bustling city. Visitors can choose from several tours and activities and not a day goes by in Athens that isn't well-spent.

Continent Country
Europe Greece
Airport Name / IATA Code
Athens International Airport ATH


Athens
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
March, April, May, September, October, and November have moderate temperatures making all those outdoor activities a breeze. Sunny days are a guarantee.
Moderate time to visit
December, January and February are winter seasons, the best time to avail low prices in hotels.
Worst time to visit
June, July, August are the hottest months and outdoor activities are limited.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 6 6 8 11 15 20 22 22 19 14 11 3
Maximum temprature (℃) 10 10 13 16 21 26 29 29 24 20 15 12
Rain fall (mm) 57 47 41 31 23 11 6 6 14 53 58 96
Population
3.75 (Millions)
Official Language
Greek
Spoken Language
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Other Language
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Police
1033
Ambulance
166
Taxi
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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.13
Cup of Coffee USD 3.39
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.13
Rice/Kg USD 2.26
White Bread USD 1.13
Eggs (12) USD 3.39
Combo Meal USD 6.77
Fine Dining USD 67.73
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.26
Domestic Beer USD 4.52
Imported Beer USD 4.52
Bottle of Wine USD 7.90
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 5.64
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.13
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.13
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 395.09
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Watch the sunset at the Cape Sounion in Athens.
  • Witnessing the changing of the presidential guards at the Presidential Mansion and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Tour Meteora and Delphi Monasteries, once inaccessible now feature some of the most scenic views of the city.
  • Wine tasting at the historical monument of the Acropolis and savoring traditional Greek snacks.
  • Open-top bus tour.
  • Walking tour in the museum of Athens.
  • Visit the coastal city of Piradius which also has the Themistoclean Walls and Eetioneia.
  • Stroll atop the Hills of Nymphs to the Observatory of Athens for a day to explore art and science.
  • Gear up for a beautiful day for a picnic under blooming pergolas at the Diomedes gardens.
Shopping
Corda Antiques
8 Haritos Street, Athina 106 75, Greece
Distance From City Center
1.9kms
TSANTILIS ANTIQUES STORE
Omirou 4, Athina 105 64, Greece
Distance From City Center
1.2 kms
Kilo-Shop
Ermou 120, Athina 105 54, Greece
Distance From City Center
1.2 KMS
The Mall Athens
Andrea Papandreou 35, Marousi 151 22, Greece
Distance From City Center
5.4 kms
Hondos Center
Omirou 4, Athina 105 64, Greece
Distance From City Center
1.5 kms
Atrium Shopping Centre
Char. Trikoupi 6-10, Athina 106 79, Greece
Distance From City Center
1.5 kms
City Link
Voukourestiou 5-7, Athina 105 64, Greece
Distance From City Center
1.6 kms
Cosmos Business Center
Leof. Kifisias 125-127, Athina 115 24, Greece
Distance From City Center
4.9 kms
Τonerhellas Athens
Leof. Andrea Siggrou 214, Kallithea 176 72, Greece
Distance From City Center
4.5 kms
Golden Hall
Leof. Kifisias 37A, Marousi 151 23, Greece
Distance From City Center
10.1 kms
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Greek beauty products and handmade soaps and oils
  • Worry beads
  • Porcelain coffee cups (24k, 22k gold, or inscribed)
  • Flokati rugs
  • Tavli (the greek version of Backgammon)
  • Greek coffee and tea
  • Sweets like Baklava, kourambiedes, loukoumia, nougat, and famous Ouzo candy
  • Evil Eye (Mati) and local jewelry. Mati is the Greek word for ‘eye’.
  • A great variety of museum replicas and pottery inspired by the Greek glory of Minoan civilization and mythology: amphoras, rhyta (pots), statues, vases, mugs, jugs, relief representations, as well Greek facades of buildings of traditional, neo-classical, and island architecture.
  • Take home the colours and textures of Greece with handcrafted olive wood products, made on the island of Crete.

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