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Athens Travel Guide

by our Greece expert Paul Baderman
 
Paul BadermanDedicated to Athena, the Parthenon remains Perikles’ most distinctive legacy. Nearly 2,500 years on and despite having lost its Elgin Marbles, it continues to dominate the city from its perch on the Acropolis. Knowledgeable guides are worth their weight in drachmas: they’ll sort your pilasters from your porticos, Ionic from your Doric and bring Greek mythology to life. Who else could point out marks in the ground said to have been left by Poseidon’s trident? Down in the town, must-sees include the Archaeological Museum, must-dos the nightlife in the Plaka and Thission districts. Beyond the obligatory bout of plate smashing between mezedes and Metaxas, seek out chic tavernas serving fine wines from Attica and fish freshly netted from Piraeus.
 

360 Tour of Olympieion - Temple of Olympian Zeus


Greece Facts

National Flag: Greek Flag
Language(s): Greek
Currency: Euro
Dialling Code: +30
Time Zone: GMT + 2
Tourism Website:
http://www.gnto.gr



Where is Athens – Location Map

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Greek Tourist Board video

www.visitgreece.gr


 
Paul BadermanSo there you have it, my guide to the Greek Capital, Athens. If you have any tips of your own that you’d like to share then please send them to me here.

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