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Athens Travel Guide

Ask any one of Athens’ residents about what makes their city the best in the world, and you’ll struggle to get a word in as they regale you with stories about its unique culture, incredible history, and stunning buildings. Athens is an undeniably beautiful place with plenty of amazing sights to see – most notably the Acropolis – and has a marvellous climate that is ideal for sunbathing or exploring. Within easy reach of the city centre shops, there are beaches to lie back on and soak up the sun, and the ancient olive groves in the quiet hills outside the city centre where you can appreciate life at a more pleasant place.

Athens Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Athens to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Athens highlights every visitor should see, the Acropolis is great to see for yourself. The beaches at Piraeus are definitely worth exploring! Athens’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Athens tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Athens based guides who will show you Athens’s less well known attractions.

Quick Guide to Sport in Athens

Athens’s most popular sport is Soccer, and the best-known team is AEK Athens at their home: the AEK Sports Arena. Each year, the biggest event in Athens’s sporting calendar is Olympiakos versus Panathinaikos, which takes place at the New Karaiskaki Stadium - tickets can be hard to get, so book in advance!

Athens Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Athens to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Athens highlights every visitor should see, the Acropolis is great to see for yourself. The beaches at Piraeus are definitely worth exploring! Athens’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Athens tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Athens based guides who will show you Athens’s less well known attractions.

Athens Weather

Discover the best time to visit Athens courtesy of our easy to read climate guide to Athens. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Athens throughout the year to show you what weather to expect in Athens.

Athens Driver's Guide

All you need to drive a car in Athens is your regular UK license. For security in Greece, make sure your license is valid before you go to Athens.

When you drive in Athens, in common with the rest of Greece, you must drive on the right hand side of the road. You can book car hire in Athens online before travelling to Greece. There's a choice of convenient car hire depots in Athens where you can pick up your car.

Athens Airport Overview

The Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport about 17 miles northeast from Athens. The airport, whose international IATA code is ATH is only about 3 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Athens, and taxis are also available. Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Athens.

Athens Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Athens, or just need some advice, the Athens British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
1 Ploutarchou Street
106 75 Athens

Telephone: (30) 210 727 2600

Athens Fact File

City Name: Athens
Country: Greece
Language: Greek
Currency: Euro
Time Difference: GMT + 2
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz
Mobile Phone: GSM 900/1800

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