"My trap!" Top 5 Page for this destination Athens by mindcrime
Athens Travel Guide: 4,454 reviews and 10,167 photos
Hm, the truth is that I didnt know where to begin with. We had snow on winter 2008 so it was an opportunity to stay inside and get out only for playing with snow. We are not used of it in Athens.... but it was very nice and I started my Athens page then!
I have already posted some random tips, some basic places/districts but this page will be updated in the future because there are a dozen of things to put here but I need some time, especially for the pics. Please keep in mind that this page will be always under construction! :) I usually travel on budget so all my restaurant tips will be for people that doesn's spend 200$ for a meal.
But let's start...
Take bus X95 (5 euro) from the airport direct to Syntagma square. Your hotel must be in walking distance from there anyway if you want to have the basic districts and monuments around. But even if you live somewhere else there will be for sure at least one bus leading to the center. The traffic is huge some days though so it’s better not to loose all your day in the bus, especially if you don’t have many days to spend in Athens,
I will make a small itinenary for you but you have to read my tips for detailed description.
At Syntagma square see the Parliament and the Tomb of the Uknown soldier, walk into National Garden, see Zapeion Hall and the Arch of Hadrian. Go down Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street or from Syntagma Square go down Ermou Street for shopping. In both options visit Monastiraki area for the market, Psiri (for the cafes), Plaka(for the buildings, and Acropolis at the top of the hill, the Tower of The Winds in the Roman Agora etc) .
From Syntagma square in walking distance also is Kolonaki district, the expensive central district, you can go there through Vas.Sofias avenue and if your wallet cant afford the prices (even coffee is more expensive here) go up to Lycabettus Hill for an amazing view of the city or walk down to Eksarxeia district (for the cafes, pubs, rock clubs etc)
Walk in the center, from Sintagma square to Omonoia square through El.Venizelos Avenue and from Omonoia to Monastiraki through Athinas Street where you can check the meat and fish markets.
Time to visit some museums. Archeological, Byzantinum, War Museum and a dozen of other museums and galleries in many places basically in the center.
Visit Sounio by bus for the Temple of Posidon
Take an organised tour to Ancient Corinth or to Delphi.
Or just take the subway and go down to Piraeus and catch an ferry to near by island on the ArgoSaronic Gulf (Hydra, Aigina, Poros or Spetses). There are numerous organized day cruises among them, just book your ticket at travel agent near your hotel.
If you have a car visit Sanctuary of Amphiarion at Kalamos and eat fresh fish at Skala Oropou, Dhilessi or Paralia Avlidhos. Dont forget to swim at one of the beaches along the way. If you have time take the ferry from Skala Oropou to Eretria for more sightseeing and return to Athens from Chalkida.
If you only have 2 days try to combine the first 3 days shown above. It's easy to do but not so relaxing.
-tue 4 march BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB @Acro
-fri 7 march 2014 BLAZE/Paragon/Arrayan Path/Trial/Arpyian Horde/Desperation/In Aevum Agere/Ravensire @Kyttaro 26e
-sat 8 march 2014 Liege Lord/Xentrix/Masque/Wardrum/Bio-Cancer/Astronomikon/Screamer/Hundred @Kyttaro 29e
-sun 16 march AHAB @An
-thu 20 march 2014 STRESS @Gagarin 5e
-sat 22 march LONG DISTANCE CALLING @An 15e
-sat 29 march 2014 GAMMA RAY/RHAPSODY OF FIRE @
-sat 29 march 2014 UFOMAMMUT @An 20e
-fri 4 april 2014 WATAIN/Degial/Aenaon @Kyttaro 20e
-sat 5 april 2014 DARK TRANQUILLITY @Gagarin
-sun 6 april 2014 DUB TRIO @6Dogs
-wed 9 april 2014 MAYFAIR @
-wed 9 april 2014 WINDHAND @6dogs 13e
-fri 11 april 2014 UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS @An
-wed 23 april 2014 JAG PANZER @Kyttaro
-sat 26 april 2014 SODOM @An
-sat 10 may 2014 DEAD CONGREGATION/GRAVE MIASMA/CRUCIAMENTUM/PSALM @AN 12e
-sun 18 may 2014 KAWIR/CHAOSBAPHOMET/Profane Prayer/Wargoat @Kyttaro 10e
-sun 6 july 2014 WARLORD @Gagarin 24-28e
- Pros:too much history
- Cons:too much traffic
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