In this Athens travel blog you'll discover all the insights you need to plan a perfect trip to Athens in Greece.
If you're planning to visit Athens and want to know the best places to see during your stay, you have come to the right place. In this travel blog we will give you a short overview of the main attractions and help you plan your trip accordingly.
Athens Blog Posts
Here you'll find exactly what you need to start planning a trip to Athens Greece. From practical travel information to dedicated guides about all the major sites in the city center, this is your go-to blog post for visiting Athens.
Travel Planning Before You Visit Athens
Before you visit Greece, you might want to find out a bit more about Athens and what to expect. These guides will help:
Is Athens worth visiting? Yes… and here’s why
What is Athens known for?
Is Athens Safe To Visit? – An insider’s guide to visiting Athens
How Many Days In Athens Greece?
Best Time to Visit Athens Greece
Athens Itinerary Suggestions
No matter how long you plan to spend in the city center, these itinerary ideas for Athens have you covered:
Athens in a day – The Best 1 Day Athens Itinerary
2 Days in Athens Itinerary
Athens 3 Day Itinerary – What to do in Athens in 3 days
Exploring Ancient Athens
Athens was the epi-center of the Golden Age of Ancient Greece. There are many ancient ruins you can visit in Athens center, and these blog posts go into them in detail:
Historic Sites in Athens Greece – Landmarks and Monuments
Acropolis Guided Tour – Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour in Athens
Athens Mythology Tour – Greek Mythology Tours in Athens
Ancient Sites in Athens
Other Major Tourist Attractions
While many people associate Athens with the ancient landmarks, the city centre has a thriving contemporary vibe that makes it an interesting places to explore:
Must do in Athens – A Local’s Choice
Museums in Athens – A Complete Guide To Every Athens Museum
Tips For Visiting The National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Exploring Alternative Athens: Cool Places, Hidden Gems, And Stunning Street Art
What to see in Athens – Buildings and Landmarks in Athens
The Best Neighborhoods in Athens for Urban Explorers
Day Trips and Tours
By basing yourself in Athens, you can take a variety of day trips to surrounding places of interest. Here's some of the best day trips from Athens to consider:
7 Ancient Sites You Can Visit On A One Day Trip From Athens
Meteora Day Trip From Athens
Best Athens Tours: Half and Full Day Guided Tours in Athens
Athens Private Tours: Exclusive and Customized Guided Tours in Athens
Vravrona Archaeological Site Near Athens Greece (Brauron)
Best Tours of Greece From Athens: 2, 3, and 4 Day Trips
Athens to Nafplio Day Trip
Athens day trip to Hydra | Day cruise from Athens
Cape Sounion Tour from Athens – Visit the Temple of Poseidon!
Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens
Delphi Day Trip From Athens
Places to visit around Athens
Getting Around Athens Public Transportation
Public transport in Greece is a great way to get around. Here's some Athens specific blog posts about how to get to various points of interest.
How to get from Athens airport arrivals to city center
How to get from Athens Airport to Piraeus – Taxi, Bus and Train Information
Hop On Hop Off Athens Bus City Sightseeing
How To Get From Piraeus To Athens – Taxi, Bus and Train Information
A local’s guide to taking the Athens metro
Where to Stay in Athens
For stays of just a few days downtown Athens or the historic center are the best areas to choose a hotel. These Athens blogs have more:
Where to stay in Athens, Greece
Best Hotels Near Athens Airport
Where To Stay In Athens On A Budget
The Best Athens Hotels Near Acropolis
Where to go after Athens
If you're going Greek island hopping after seeing all the sites of Athens, these guides will help:
How to get from Athens to Crete – All possible Ways
Athens to Mykonos Travel Information
How to get from Athens to Santorini by Ferry and Plane
Athens to Spetses by Ferry: Schedules, Tickets and Information
How to get from Athens to other parts of Greece
Saronic Islands in Greece: Closest Islands to Athens
How to get from Athens to Syros island in Greece
How to get from Athens to Paros Ferry and Flights 2021
Athens to Folegandros – Ferry and Travel Guide
How to get from Athens to Amorgos Ferry Guide
How to get from Athens to the Cyclades Islands Greece
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Loving your site Dave, thanks so much for all the info. Does an ordinary airport taxi cater for 4 adults and 4 cases do you know please? eg. a maxi taxi. You recommend Welcome Taxis which sounds even better but do they cater for 4 adults and 4 cases or do I go the Mercedes hire?
Thanks so much.
Dave Briggs says
I just had a look at the Welcome site, and if you input 4 adults and 4 cases it accepts the booking and describes the car as ‘sedan’.
I’d personally go with that option as you don’t need to negotiate with the driver about how to fit it all in!
You could wait in the taxi queue and try as well. Most of the cars used as taxis in Athens are the same.
Thanks for all the great information! Would love to get your opinion….
We are staying 3 nights in Athens starting June 5th. Trying to find the best hotel/area to stay. I have looked at several places including A for Athens, Royal Olympic Hotel, Divani Palace Acropolis and Urban Frame Hotel. We prefer and area close to all the sites, not on the noisy side, possible has a fitness area, and great restaurants nearby. Just curious your thoughts on a room with an Acropolis view, seems nice but wondering if worth it with all the rooftop views and just being there.
We are also planning to drive to Delphi/Meteora on a two day trip, any hotel recommendations there?
Thanks in advance.
Dave Briggs says
It’s always difficult to answer these types of questions! There’s so many things to take into account such as budget etc. For example CoCoMat BC would tick most of your boxes, but does come with a more expensive price tag.
If you’re taking the Delphi/Meteora road trip, I’d suggest seeing Delphi, and then driving on to Meteora and spend the night there rather than staying in Delphi. A look here at where to stay in Kalambaka(Meteora).