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Athens Guide

Athens is undoubtedly a city with a rich history dating way back and the capital of Greece. Apart from the archaeological sites which attract the attention of visitors from all over the world Athens is rich in cultural elements and a diversity that makes it interesting and live!

Here, I have gathered all the useful information that a visitor of Athens can find helpful in order to move around. Having used all the means of public transportation myself, I am providing you with tips that would make it easier for you to move around such as maps and ticket prices, how to get to and from the center of Athens to the airport of Athens, a small summary of some important historical facts as well as locations and details on the greatest cafes, restaurants, nightlife, sights and archaeological sites of Athens, shops, museums, including the Acropolis Museum, flea markets, Monastiraki, Psyrri, Plaka, Thission, Syntagma and Omonia Square and weather conditions.

I hope you enjoy your stay in Athens or at least feel like you are in Athens through my pages.

Athens Transportation

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There are many means of transportation that visitors can use in the city of Athens, the capital of Greece. In order to move around inside the city there is a wide network of buses leading to different areas of Athens, then there are trolley buses which move with the help of electricity and cover a wide area as well.

Athens metro is the quickest solution but since it is quite new in Greece it doesn't yet cover every single prefecture but there are plans for expansion so that other locations are served as well. The metro has connections with the railway train of Athens which can take you from the Port of Piraeus to the northern suburbs with many stops in between.

The suburban railway is the interchange of the metro which will take you to the Athens Airport and a few more areas which are a bit far from the center of Athens but inside the prefecture of Attica.

Moving on with the tram, it is a modern mean of transportation preferred by many people since it connects areas that didn't have adequate transportation before and it passes by locations where there are no metro stations. Taxis are cheap in comparison to other European countries and they can take you anywhere at any time since they are easy to find and quick if there is no traffic.

To reach the city of Athens from another country or city in Greece you can use the airport of Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos, which is situated in Spata, the Port of Athens in Piraeus from where you can also take the boat to visit the wonderful Greek islands like Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu and so on. Another way to reach Athens is by train, a regularly cheap mean which is not the quickest though. You can catch it from several countries abroad such as Bulgaria and different cities in Greece, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Volos, Chalkida, Lamia and more. The KTEL buses have lines that can lead you in every part of Greece.

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Here, you will get a detailed guide with all the information that you may need in order to move around Athens and Greece in general with the means of transportation. prices, maps, helpful addresses and phone numbers along with other details that will make your pfe easier during vacations. No need to get anxious on pttle things...

2012 The new prices of the public transportation tickets of Athens listed in detail here.

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Exploring Athens

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Athens History

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It is certainly a fact known by everybody that Greece has a very rich history dating way back. Here you will have the opliortunity to take a peek at some of the most important historical facts from the times of Ancient Greece, the Golden Age and the peloponnesian Wars, Lord Elgin and the theft of the Acropolis Marbles, Charilaos Trikoupis, the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, Eleftherios Venizelos and the Olympic Games of 2004.

Take a small taste of Athens History...

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Archaeological Sites of Athens

Athens, the beautiful capital of Greece, is full of archaeological sites that visitors are anxious to see. The distance between all the archaeological sites of Athens is short so you can walk to visit all of them or you can just use the public means of transportation if you are not in a mood for walking, although I have to warn you that some walking is necessary. Below you will find groups of archaeological sights in close distance that you can visit on a single tour. Enjoy a reveapng trip in Ancient Athens!

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Ancient Agora of Athens - Areios Pagos - The Temple of Hephaestus

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The Acropolis of Athens

Kallimarmaro - The Temple of Olympian Zeus - Hadrian's Arch

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Kerameikos - Hadrian's library - Roman Agora

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Hills and Municipalities of Ancient Athens

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