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.
Buses, Trolley-Bus, Tram, Metro and Suburban Railway
Efficiency : Very High, Cleanliness: High.
Ath. Ena card/ Tickets can be purchased for Buses, Trolley-Bus, Tram, Metro and Suburban Railway:
short term Athena Tickets:
One 90 minute ticket: 1.40 Euros
24-hour ticket: 4.60 Euros
5 days ticket: 9 euros
Express Bus ticket to Airport: 6 Euros.
Long term Athena ticket:
30 day without airport transfer: 15 Euros
30 days with airport transfer: 25 euros
Children under the age of six are not charged tickets ( free travel ), Disabled persons and unemployed Greek citizens also avail free travel.Suggest an Edit - Share your experience
|Water Bottle||USD 1.16|
|Cup of Coffee||USD 3.49|
|Milk Carton Pack||USD 1.16|
|White Bread||USD 1.16|
|Eggs (12)||USD 3.49|
|Combo Meal||USD 6.99|
|Fine Dining||USD 69.87|
|Bottle of Coke or Pepsi||USD 2.33|
|Domestic Beer||USD 4.66|
|Imported Beer||USD 4.66|
|Bottle of Wine||USD 8.15|
|Cigarettes (20 Pack)||USD 5.82|
|Taxi ( 1 km )||USD 1.16|
|Ticket in local transport (Single way).||USD 1.16|
|Rent ( One Bed Room)||USD 407.58|
The best place in the world to witness ancient Greek sculpture, jewelry, pottery, a 2000-year-old computer found in the shipwreck.
Dimotiki Agora (Public Market) or Varvakios Agora is an outdoor street shopping place not to be missed.
Restaurants to sit outside to the weather and food together.
Most Greeks leave a good tip at the restaurants.
Any guest at a Greek residence is spoiled with huge varieties of Greek delicacies so do not eat before going to a Greek household dinner.
If you are invited to someone’s house in Greece don’t forget to bring a gift.
If driving in Greece do not copy the Greek drivers. They drive very fast and are accustomed to it.
Drinking wine also follows a rule in Greece, one cannot keep on pouring. Finish a glass then pour the next.
In the main city, the tap water is okay for drinking but on the islands, it’s better to drink from sealed bottles.
Locals don’t find it very appealing when tourists walk in shorts and sandals in the middle of the roads.
Road rules and signs are very difficult. Avoid renting a car for driving as it might take time to learn all the rules and signs.
Traveler’s cheques are not accepted and are outdated in Greece.
The locals do not appreciate if the tourists stand in the middle of the escalators at the metro stops, mainly during rush hours.
In religious places, men are expected to wear a shirt and pants and women should wear dresses below the knees.
Accept greetings with two kisses on the cheek.
Showing your palm is an insulting gesture in Greece.
Boasting of the most happening International DJ's and great food, the nightlife of Athens is one not to miss. Luxurious bars and exotic dance floors, the city has certainly invested in its entertainment. Also known to be one of the safest cities for women at night, the city provides ample security and transportation facilities at night too. Clubs like the Clumsies and Kolonaki have been voted the top bars in the world several times, making them slightly heavy on the pocket but also a potential place to spot a celebrity. For the more economic traveler bars, Patsion and Gazis are the places to visit.
Athens International Airport - ATH
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