Athens is a really good city break. Probably one of the top destinations for a city break, it is a historic, safe and budget destination, such elements make Athens a great place to live first of all!
It has a really light climate, where only a few hours of rest at night are more than enough to recharge so you can see a lot more, and have many options during your stay!
Athens is perfectly linked to any other corner of Greece, and you can plan easily your next trip from here, either to the islands or the mainland. Athens is an ideal place for short or long term stay.
A proper stay in Athens is between 3 days and 2 weeks
You might need to stay in Athens for 3 days up to 2 weeks.
Like any other major city, Athens needs its time to explore. The long history, the museums, and the sightseeings, in general, are too many so you need some time to see.
The center is the best location to stay in Athens
In case you visit Athens for a shorter than a 3-day stay, try to book a hotel or apartments in vibrant areas in the center like Pagrati, Exarchia, Kolonaki, Lycabettus or in the beautiful suburbs like Kifissia and Glyfada so you can be easily linked to the center.
You have so many options to stay here!
Central Athens is a walkable city
The historical center in Central Athens is pedestrian and it is walkable of 3 km approximately.
In Plaka Monastiraki and Dionysiou Areopagitou street you can find the greatest view and also many activities and things to do even for a short stay here like an e-bike tour, or visiting the sightseeings and the Acropolis Museum on a guided tour, meet Plaka and the Neoclassical buildings, Anafiotika, Monastiraki and Psirri areas.
Central Athens is walkable and you can always mix a day excursion with a finish to a bar or restaurant in the Gazi area and Kerameikos.
The people in Athens speak English and is easy to communicate
People in Athens speak English and you can get served the same well in the public sector, in case you have to deal with anything.
You can also get high-quality service even for a budget.
In Athens, you can find high streets with many brands or small hidden antique and second-hand stores, almost everything, and especially during the sales season you will definitely include Athens in your bucket list!
You can find a list of popular products and absolute souvenirs to buy while in Athens.
Athens is not an expensive city and the food is affordable and good quality
Athens is not an expensive city. The cost of living is average in Athens. The rents are also quite low starting from 350 euros per month.
The food is also very delicious and affordable in Athens. There are many nice restaurants for every budget in Athens where you can have delicious greek food and not only. You can also find all-inclusive meals with unlimited consumption.
You can find plenty of options for nice dinners and meals of many different tastes from Mediterranean cuisine to more Eastern tastes, all under the great Athenian vibe.
In Athens, you can also find Michelin awarded restaurants.
Athens is a safe city and travel destination in general
After all, Athens is a safe destination. The level of crime is low but you need to take the typical protection when visiting some areas of the center. In general, Athens is a safe place for solo tourists.
In any case, if you found yourself in an emergency status while in Greece just dial 100 from your phone for the Police Emergencies.
The south Athens has many beaches at a very small distance from Athens and they are all safe
The south Athens with its beautiful coastline and many organized beaches, is a great place to visit in a short distance from Athens during your summer, holidays here.
Visit all the south coast of Athens and come for swimming while you are here, take the Tram that links perfectly to the Metro and visit the southern coastline from Alimos until Glyfada.
All the beaches in Greece are safe from sharks and no evidence of shark attacks have been recorded in years!
You can also rent a car or take a tour to Cape Sounion and visit the temple of Poseidon to see the amazing sunset!
The closest island to Athens is Salamina and the Saronic islands Hydra, Spetses, Poros, Agistri, and Aegina
In case you want to do boat trips, the Saronic islands like Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Aegina, are very close with some really good deals to find.
You can find unique one-day cruises to Hydra, Poros, Aegina, or private excursions and more, and visit those really beautiful islands at only a short distance from Athens.
You will visit historic islands of the newer Greek history with a genuine and easygoing island vibe!
Uber is not active in Athens, but with a local taxi, you can share your ride for cheaper
Uber is not active in Athens but you can also find Taxibeat, you can also call a taxi on the street, and you pay a shared fair as you will probably need to share your ride for cheaper, as drivers can pick up people with matching routes.
The Airport of Athens is of modern amenities. It is linked publicly to the center of Athens by the Metro and also with Airport Bus Services serving all Athens.
The service is often and it links almost all the areas of Athens.
Taxi also could not be an expensive option linking you to the hotel, the city center or to other Ports like Lavrio, Piraeus and the Marina of Alimos or just to transfer within the area of Athens.
The roads are usually highways - something that always decreases the distance. You can always find luxury transportation in Athens at the base of the article.
Athens has its way to attract you to the best city break
Athens has so many things to enjoy! It is a top destination with a great climate, history and many places to show you from historical ones to wonderful beaches during the summer! Athens is safe and affordable and people are hospitable and welcoming and will try to help you and direct you if needed.
Budget or luxury Athens has its own way to attract people, and you can have everything you need to have the best city break in Athens!
Athens will definitely amaze you on every step!