What to do in Athens in August
Catch the August Full Moon in Athens. Photograph: Why Athens | What to do in Athens in August

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.

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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