Cape Sounio at sunset. Photo: 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.
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 festival A magical time…
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.
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.
Athens taxi drivers can be incredibly charismatic or incredibly rude, depending on traffic conditions and how hot and irritable they feel. By majority however, most are somewhere in between. Since the 2004 Olympic Games, the standard has lifted but it’s good to know what your rights are as a passenger. Athens Taxis – What you need to…
Athens Travel Info
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.
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…