This Ultimate Guide to Athens reveals the best of the city. From where to stay near the Acropolis, to sightseeing in Athens, plan the perfect city break.
Ultimate Guide to Athens
I've been living in and writing about Athens for 2 years now. During this time, I've created a lot of content! To make finding it all easier, I created this Ultimate Guide to Athens. Hopefully this can help you plan the perfect trip to Athens. The guide includes:
- Best Time to Visit Athens
- Where to Stay in Athens
- How to get from Athens Airport to the center
- What to See in Athens
- The Best Places to Eat in Athens
- Athens Walking Tours
- The Best Museums in Athens
- Day Trips from Athens
Best Time To Visit Athens
Picking the best time of year to visit Athens is no easy task! In this article, I break the year down month by month. The short version, is that I think May and September are great times to visit Athens. My personal favourite time to be in the city though is August. It might be crazily hot, but the city seems to empty as millions of Athenians head out to the Greek islands on vacation! Read the full article here – Best time to visit Athens.
Where To Stay In Athens
I've written two articles about where to stay in Athens. The first one features the Best Hotels Near The Acropolis. I think staying in this central location makes the most sense when visiting Athens on a short break. It means you can maximise your time spent sightseeing in Athens, without wasting hours on public transport.
The second article features Budget Hotels in Athens. This is aimed at backpackers, long term travellers, and budget travellers interested in the cheapest accommodation in Athens. It goes without saying that this selection sacrifices comfort for budget, but every saved Euro helps if you are on a long-term trip!
How to get from Athens Airport to the Center
Now you've planned your trip, you need to know how to get from Athens Airport to city center. This guide goes into your options, which are using the bus, metro, or taking a taxi.
What To See In Athens
This guide on what to see in 2 days in Athens is almost an ultimate guide to Athens in itself! It has proven to be my most popular article about the city so far. Basically, it is a realistic guide on what to see and do with 2 days in Athens. If you follow this sightseeing guide to Athens, you can easily see all the highlights and a few off the beaten track places at a relaxed pace over a couple of days.
Without doubt, most people visit Athens so that they can see the historic sites. This guide to Ancient Athens includes details about the most famous ancient sites in the city, and a few more you probably didn't know about.
Athens Walking Tours
If you would prefer a guided tour around Athens, then these Athens Walking Tours might be just your thing. Each one has a theme, from walking tours focusing on neoclassical buildings, tours centred around Ottoman buildings, and medieval Athens walking tours. A guided tour gives you the benefits of a knowledgeable guide who can help you get a deeper understanding for the city you are visiting.
The Best Places To Eat In Athens
No ultimate guide to Athens would be complete without mentioning the best places to eat! Food is such an essential part of Greek culture, that missing out on the best would be a massive shame! This is a very brief guide to the best places to eat in Athens. I intend to write a few more articles at a later date.
The Best Museums In Athens
Athens has nearly 100 museums, and I have a personal project to visit them all! Of course, this isn't practical for everyone. If you want to visit the best during your trip to Athens, here are the Top 5 Museums in Athens.
And if you want to check out my regularly updated list, here is a complete guide to all the museums in Athens!
Day Trips From Athens
Finally, if you are planning on spending longer in the city, here are the best day trips from Athens. Most of these you can do on a tour if you wish, or you could hire a car in Athens and drive yourself. I think a road trip is a great way to explore this fascinating country!
I hope you've enjoyed this ultimate guide to Athens. If you are planning a trip, and have any questions or would like to leave me a message, please comment below. I would love to hear from you!