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Athens Travel Tips

Smarter travellers make happier travellers! We’ve compiled essential and practical info on what to know and expect when you arrive in Athens. Useful tips such as major public holidays and times to avoid domestic travel. Find all your FAQ’s answered. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions you have about visiting Athens.

  • Greece for Kids Athens Families Gardens

    Athens for Families

    Whether your kids are big or small, Athens is the perfect city destination to explore as a family at all times of the year. With a vibrant food scene, your children will relish in the delicious and healthy flavours of Greece that includes an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, exceptional olive oils and the…

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  • Useful Greek Phrases for tourists visiting Greece

    Greek phrases to practice before visiting Greece

    We’ve previously given you a list of words that will help you with your “please” and “thank you’s” and other basic Greek phrases but we thought it’s so much more useful to give you a colloquial and cultural guide to the Greek language, the turn of phrase the locals use and the one that will…

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  • Athens Public Transport Metro

    Athens Public Transport

    Athens public transport received an overhaul in the lead up to the Athens Olympics, giving a significant boost to the overall standards in getting around the city. The last couple of years has also seen new metro stations open, connecting greater Athens to its centre. Find more essential Athens travel info here. Athens Public Transport – what…

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  • Travelling in Greece Essential Athens Travel Information

    Athens Essential Travel Information

    To improve the flow of your summer holiday, be aware that boats and flights to and from Athens the day before and after the 15th August, will be overcrowded due to the public holiday. If possible, avoid travelling around these dates. According to Greek Law, every Sunday of the year is a public holiday. Opening hours throughout Athens vary on Sundays. A public holiday that occurs on a Sunday is not transferred to another date.

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  • What to do in Athens in August

    What to do in Athens this August

    Like many European cities, Athens gives itself a month off in August and while some restaurants and boutiques shut down, travellers can still discover the city and its sites, with less traffic and crowds. Here’s a snapshot of what to do in Athens for the August city explorer. August full moon On the 7th August…

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  • Epidaurus Theatre Why Athens City Guide

    Getting to the ancient theatre of Epidaurus from Athens

    Visiting the Epidaurus theatre is an absolute highlight and particularly when there is a performance scheduled. There are daily buses that can take you direct or via the pretty town of Nafplion. Buses depart from the bus depot located in Kifissos. Special bus timetables operate to co-ordinate with theatre performances.

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  • Athens Travel Guide Acropolis Why Athens

    Athens Travel Guide

    Our Athens travel guide provides you with essential information to assist you with your travel plans to Athens. From public holidays in Greece, to moving around the city, we've outlined all the things any visitor to Athens should be aware of. The national holiday that falls smack bang in the middle of summer and that often get tourists into a pickle, is Assumption day, the most important celebration of the Virgin Mary in the Greek Orthodox calendar, held every year on the 15th August.

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