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83% Avg. city rating Rated by 1242 customers

Activities / excursions 85%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 77%

Getting around / public transport 85%

Sightseeing 91%

Culture 92%

Nightlife / partying 75%

Value for money 82%

Customer Travel Tips for Athens

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89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


26 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: go walk on the Hills of the Muses after visiting the Acropolis, go have a drink in Psirri in the evening

Liked: Beautiful city

Disliked: not really

100% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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100% Avg. rating


21 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: just relax and let yourself go into the story of this country and enjoy it.

Liked: the partenon and the temples around. and the shopping facilities.. people are very polite, I like this.

Disliked: nothing

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


02 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: A very easy city to navigate. Most people are friendly and helpful. English is widely spoken.

Liked: It's the centre of Greek culture.

Disliked: The Greeks are doing it tough at the moment and Athens is bearing the brunt. There are a lot of people in difficulty and some residents are responding by defacing their own community in protest, which just makes it worse.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Stay a week to really see and appreciate everything.

Liked: Chicken Gyros from Savvas near Monastiraki hasn't changed since I had in 2007. Everything is easy to get to. Friendly people. So much history everywhere you look.

Disliked: The amount of graffiti had become worse in the last few years. People trying to give you "free" gifts then chase you when you don't "donate" money.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


22 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Take the trains, trams and buses to save money and time. They are pretty easy to navigate and for the most part people are very friendly and willing to help you.

Liked: There is a 30 euro pass to see multiple sites.

Disliked: It was a dusty city that activated my allergies in May.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


10 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Be prepared for the heat. There is a limited number of attractions to see so do not plan on staying more than 2 days.

Liked: Food is very affordable and delicious! The Acropolis was stunning and left me in awe.

Disliked: Nope.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Use the tram to goto the Agean Sea. It is right next door. Acropolis first time in the morning before it get crowded with the group packed traveller

Liked: Liked all the historic site. The food was fablous. Nightlife good. and also the sea is nearby for relax.

Disliked: You have to concern about the security all the time.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go with the flow!

Liked: Lots to see. Good atmosphere, relaxed vibe.

Disliked: Lots of people begging.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


12 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Visit all the sights.

Liked: The culture.

Disliked: No.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


10 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Buy the 12 euro pass to see all the main attractions as this will save you heaps.

Liked: The culture and the history.

Disliked: No.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


09 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Get a lamb gyro from the square ! so delish!

Liked: Food! Sightseeing. Culture. Spoke english

Disliked: Too much city for me

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Search for skullbar

Liked: Nightlife

Disliked: No

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
89% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: I did a weekend with 1 day in the islands by my own that allowed me to stay a bit longer than the cruise and it was well worth it to go to the small beaches and visit the small streets in Hydra. On Sunday i went to Acropolis and had time to visit everything there. This way i took the most of a quick weekend.

Liked: The beaches near (Poros, Hydra) were a really good escape from the routine with some amazing places to relax and chill out. On the other side in the city you can see stunning sightseeing from the Acropolis and make a great journey through time.

Disliked: Some coffee places may have expensive prices but you will notice it and you can avoid them if you don't want to waste too much money.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


02 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: Check the metro and trolley buses etc and familiarise yourself with it beforehand.. if you plan to use public transport a lot then look at getting the five day pass which covers most routes except the airport route which has a unique tarrif. Go to Meteora and rent a car and spend a couple days there. Go to an island. Agkistri was lovely.. etc etc I can go on

Liked: the people I met, the vibrance and presence of the greek culture, the beautiful sea around the islands, the times shops stay open until_lateeeeee!!

Disliked: some locqls qre in q desperate situation and are not the friendliest at times.. the pollution smell in the city centre coming from the drains.. the fact that buses dont announce their location so you never know when its your stop to get off.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


31 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Stay close to the centre of Athens

Liked: The Culture

Disliked: Nothing

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy

Liked: History, old building, pita are cheap!

Disliked: Not much

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


29 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break Family Holiday Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take your time in ancient agora. This place has a nice feel and sense of calm. Sit on a bench or walk around and enjoy the view and atmosphere

Liked: All major sights are located around center and one can walk from one to another. With its atmosphere and surroundings it is a city definitely worth of revisiting.

Disliked: Some neighborhoods are less charming - as in other cities.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go at the start or end of summer when crowds are down and its a lot cooler

Liked: The history

Disliked: Was dirty and looked run down

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


25 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: walk, walk and walk

Liked: All the historic places it has and food is great!

Disliked: not in particular

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: stay longer than the usual 2/3 days so that you can get a real feel for the place instead of rushing round "the sights". some of the other neighbourhoods away from the centre are very cool

Liked: all the history!

Disliked: pushy waiters and retail workers

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83% Avg. city rating Rated by 1242 customers

Activities / excursions 85%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 77%

Getting around / public transport 85%

Sightseeing 91%

Culture 92%

Nightlife / partying 75%

Value for money 82%

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