Athens, Greece

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Transportation to Athens

Description

The first pre-historic settlements was constructed in 3000 BC around the hill of Acropolis. According to legend the King of Athens, Theseus, unified the ten tribes of early Athens into one kingdom in around 1230 BC. This process of synoikismos- bringing together in one home- created the largest and wealthiest state on the Greek mainland, but it also created a larger class of people excluded from political life by the nobility.

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Accommodations in Athens

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Chameleon Youth Hostel

9.2
from 17
USD
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Hostel Lozanni

7.4
from 12
USD
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Zeus Hostel

6.6
from 9
USD
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Athens House

5.5
from 11
USD

Top Things to Do in Athens

Acropolis Museum

Specialty Museum

Acropolis

Ancient Ruin

Parthenon

Ancient Ruin

Plaka District

Historic Walking Area

National Archaeological Museum

Art Museum

Erechtheion

Ancient Ruin

Temple of Hephaestus

Sacred & Religious Site

Mount Lycabettus

Mountain

Kipotheatro Papagou

Theater

Little Mitropolis Church (Panayia Gorgoepikoos and Agios Eleftherios)

Sacred & Religious Site

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Popular Tours in Athens

4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

308 Reviews

Step back in time on this 4-day Classical Greece tour from Athens, seeing all the top attractions that date back to this fascinating era. With overnight... Read More

2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

392 Reviews

Visit Ancient Delphi and Meteora, two legendary UNESCO World Heritage sites, on a 2-day tour from Athens! With an expert guide, explore the archeological site at... Read More

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

621 Reviews

Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on a 3.5-hour morning or afternoon tour by luxury coach. With an expert guide on hand to... Read More

Athens Airport Private Arrival Transfer

419 Reviews

Travel from Athens International Airport to your Athens city or coastal Hotel or Piraeus Port with a private transfer. Transfer services are available 24 hours a... Read More

Private Tour: Athens City Highlights

38 Reviews

Explore Athens with a private guide on a 4-hour tour, and discover the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Zeus, Panathenian Stadium and more! After... Read More

Wine Roads of the Peloponnese Private Winery Tour plus Ancient Corinth from Athens

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An ideal full day trip from Athens pairing a visit and tour of the award-winning Nemea winery and vineyards in the Peloponnese countryside with the site of... Read More

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Athens Travel Tips & Reviews

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Cost of Living in Athens

Daily Budget:
USD

35 - 50

Weekly Budget:
USD

245 - 346
Item Description Estimated Price
Fast Food Meal
USD
7.00
Cheap Local Restaurant Meal
USD
11.50
Mid-range Restaurant Meal
USD
19.75
Coffee at a Cafe
USD
3.50
Beer at a Bar
USD
4.00
Bottle of Wine from a Market
USD
8.00
Ticket to a Movie
USD
8.50
Ticket on Public Transportation
USD
1.50
Taxi (1km)
USD
1.00

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Athens Weather: Average Temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
58 62 71 79 87 93 93 86 74 66 59 56
43 45 51 60 68 74 75 68 59 51 43 41
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
15 17 22 26 31 34 34 30 24 19 15 14
6 8 11 15 20 24 24 20 15 11 6 5

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