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In Athens, some things never change—including tourist magnets like the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Other parts of Athens, however, would be unrecognizable to someone who’d visited a few years ago. Thanks to a pedestrian-friendly Olympic makeover in 2004, this formerly unattractive, congested city is golden once again.... Read More In Athens, some things never change—including tourist magnets like the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Other parts of Athens, however, would be unrecognizable to someone who’d visited a few years ago. Thanks to a pedestrian-friendly Olympic makeover in 2004, this formerly unattractive, congested city is golden once again.    Close

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Places to visit in Athens

Written by blockhart on 13 Jun, 2012

If you are in need of a vacation and you are one those people that like to be kept on their toes, Athens should…Read More


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Athens: A City in Ruin or a City of Ruins

Written by Danielle Newcomb on 12 Jun, 2012

Our journey in Greece made its second stop in the city of Athens. After we exited the ferries to make our way to the metro we encountered the street vendors and random sellers of goods, as we would…Read More


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Athens: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed

Written by RochelleJ on 12 Jun, 2012

Athens, named for the goddess Athena, is one of the oldest cities in the world, as it dates more than 7000 years old. Located near the Saronic Gulf in Greece, the city was much smaller in area than the sprawling metropolis it is now.…Read More


A week in Athens

Written by sbell02 on 12 Jun, 2012

Seven days in Athens can be a blur if you do not pace yourself. The sheer amount of museums in Athens, sculpture after sculpture, and rooms filled with century old artifacts, can blend together if you rush through the museums. The bulk of my experience…Read More


The Athenian Revolution

Written by Katie Paul on 11 Jun, 2012

Athens is commonly known as the home of democracy, the center for philosophy, arts, astronomy and biology. To summarize, Athens was a major powerhouse for ingenuity and creation. Now, with the economic crisis stirring within Greece, it is no surprise that a social…Read More


Athens: A Waltz Between the New and the Old

Written by Erica Ramsey on 11 Jun, 2012

Organized chaos: this is the only thought racing through my mind as I walk the streets of Athens. As an outsider to this city, it is next to impossible for me to find the patterns and organization I am used to seeing in large…Read More


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Athens, Greece

Written by Mark Gokingco on 25 Oct, 2010

The closest port to Athens in Pireaus which is very close to the city itself.We purchased a full-day tour from the ship excursion desk called A Taste of Athens which is the only full day tour available. I did my online research including several…Read More


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Athens

Written by MALUSE on 01 Sep, 2009

Athens proper isn’t a very big city, it has only 750 000 inhabitants, but one can’t notice where the city begins and ends, what appears to be one city is a conurbation of several independent cities and towns with a population of approximately four…Read More


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Dining on a Budget in Athens

Written by Slug on 15 Nov, 2008

Unfortunately, with the strength of the Euro, dining in Athens can prove to be a considerable expense. Although most of the restaurants in Athens are traditional Greek restaurants, there can be a wide variation in prices, and it is worth checking out the menu before…Read More


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The Port of Piraeus - gateway to a thousand Greek islands

Written by actonsteve on 20 Dec, 2006

Athens, for all its attractions, is also one of the biggest travel fulcrums in the world.From here tourists head off in a dozen directions. The famous islands seem to be the most popular destination and many visitors roll off the airplane, spend a day gawping…Read More


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