The capital and main city of Greece needs no presentation. Athens introduced itself to the world millennia ago when it started or significantly improved a lot of processes still ongoing today. Democracy, science, philosophy etc. A short flight from Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Austria, Athens is tourist attraction and also a hub for further flights to places in Asia, Africa etc. A flight to the seaside resort Eilat in Israel is also handy.
Athens will keep a tourist on his/her toes with the amount of sites to see and explore. A great chance to learn, discover and build vivid memories, a vacation in Athens would also give tourists a chance to taste authentic Greek food and enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of the Greek people.
As in any major European city traffic is an issue and driving a challenge for non-locals. Stunning weather most of the year, the summer season will bring crowds and most attractions will be packed with tourists. Athens is a hub for island hopping travels whether by boat or plane.
OVERRATED (Be warned!): -Athens is very hot in the summer. -Traffic. Best leave the driving to locals. -Athens has some not so safe areas. Omonia square is one. -Hoards of tourists at any attraction in the city. Very crowded. -Tourist scams aplenty. Pickpockets. -Lots of homeless people, beggars and drug addicts on the streets
UNDERRATED (Cool unknown facts): -The temples and the ancient buildings. Even if for those less interested in history and culture, the sights are impressive. -The food and drinks. Greek food as original as it gets. -The Monastiraki – flea market neighborhood located close to Syntagma square -Athens is reasonable priced. -Easy to get around. Lots of taxis and hop on/hop off buses -National Gardens
Have you been to Athens and what do you think of it? What do you experienced as good and what was overrated? Leave a comment below.
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