ATHENS

Athens is the largest city in Greece and is also the capital.

Named after the fierce warrior Goddess Athina ( which is what it is called in Greek) the city is one of the oldest in Europe and has a fascinating and colourful past.

For many people traveling to Greece Athens will be their first stop and it is worth spending a few days there. In fact, many people find there are so many layers to the city that despite numerous visits it continues to reveal more of itself with each trip.

There is a lot to do and see in Athens and the ancient centre is easy to get around and very walkable. Magnificent historical and archeological sites appear at every turn alongside traditional and modern tavernas and cafe, bars and restaurants, shops and markets. It’s surprisingly affordable compared to most European capitals and returns tremendous value for your dollar.

WHERE TO STAY IN ATHENS

WHERE TO STAY IN ATHENS

Choosing where to stay in Athens can be quite overwhelming. There is a lot of excellent accommodation and at reasonable prices too compared to many other European capitals. Luckily Athens is relatively flat, has good public transport and almost all sites and...

THE BEST ACROPOLIS VIEW HOTELS (UPDATED FOR 2021)

THE BEST ACROPOLIS VIEW HOTELS (UPDATED FOR 2021)

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HOW TO GET FROM ATHENS TO SANTORINI

HOW TO GET FROM ATHENS TO SANTORINI

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THE ELITE GREEK PRESIDENTIAL GUARD – THE REMARKABLE EVZONES!

THE ELITE GREEK PRESIDENTIAL GUARD – THE REMARKABLE EVZONES!

Known for their distinctive uniform, Greeceā€™s mysterious and flamboyant elite Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones, may initially appear to be a novelty designed to attract tourists but there is a lot more to them than that. The Evzones are an elite military unit and...

ONE DAY IN ATHENS – A COMPLETE ITINERARY

ONE DAY IN ATHENS – A COMPLETE ITINERARY

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PRIVATE DRIVERS IN ATHENS

PRIVATE DRIVERS IN ATHENS

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ATHENS AIRPORT TRANSFERS

ATHENS AIRPORT TRANSFERS

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HOW TO TRAVEL TO ATHENS

HOW TO TRAVEL TO ATHENS

There are several options for travel to Athens. As the capital of Greece, it is home to the countries main airport and with so much coastline there are multiple options to arrive by sea and land as well. Once you arrive you may be met by your private driver, use the...

DAY TRIPS FROM ATHENS

DAY TRIPS FROM ATHENS

Athens is truly one of the great cities in the world and one of the most significant cradles of civilization. There is a LOT to see and do in Athens and we usually recommend 3 days as a minimum stay to make the most of this incredible city. If, however, you have...

LUGGAGE STORAGE ATHENS

LUGGAGE STORAGE ATHENS

Athens is a large sprawling metropolis full of incredible things to see and do. You could easily spend a few days in Athens and still only scratch the surface and personally, I discover more and more interesting things with every visit. If you've only got a short time...

THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS

THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS

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