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Visiting Athens

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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My Greek Dilemna Lingers...

Written by Jose Kevo on 15 Aug, 2001

CERTAINLY - To Each Their Own, but writing this journal has been difficult for many reasons. Readers deserve and expect the truth about places, but never have I had to describe such a potentially negative travel experience. And now two-half years later, I…Read More


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Additional General Tips for Athens

Written by Jose Kevo on 16 Aug, 2001

ALMOST TOO DIFFERENT In case you haven't detected from reading my other journal entries, Athens was not a city to leisurely enjoy. You'll have to "work" to enjoy your vacation using the same determination and ethics that have driven and kept the Greeks from all…Read More


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ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION TIPS for Athens

Written by Jose Kevo on 16 Aug, 2001

GETTING TO/FROM GREECE & ATHENS Unlike most Europe-bound flights which depart the States on an evening and arrive next morning, flights headed for Greece tend to depart mid-morning and arrive the next day in Athens around 4:00 a.m.!!! I couldn't believe how busy the airport…Read More


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Making Sense of the Metro

Written by Re Carroll on 22 Jun, 2003

The metro is a great boon for travel in Athens. It has been expanded to three lines and covers most of the major points of interest in the city as well as the suburbs. Fares are less than 1 euro per trip. The metro runs 7…Read More


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Easter in Greece

Written by Re Carroll on 22 Jun, 2003

Easter I loved being in Greece in the spring – everything was green and fresh, wildflowers were scattered everywhere and people were friendly and much more relaxed than during the hectic summer months. On top of that spring meant Orthodox Easter, the biggest holiday in…Read More


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The Agoras - Ancient and Roman

Written by Scubabartek on 24 Oct, 2000

Ancient Agora (Arkhaia Agora)was the meeting place of the ancient Athenians. It's hard to tell now, considering almost nothing is left from the original structures. Hephaisteion (Temple of Hephaistos) is the exception. It's quite a monument and probably the best preserved of all Greek…Read More


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Arriving

Written by ttrllvr on 27 Jun, 2006

When I started out on this whole journey, I honestly did not think I would end up in Athens. It just seemed (and still seems) extremely surreal to me. It's very insane to me that I accomplished going to a place that was always a…Read More


Archeon Gefsis (Ancient Tastes) Restaurant

Written by the menace on 23 Sep, 2005

This is one of the worst restaurants ever!! It is a restaurant in Metaxourgeio, Athens with ancient Greek food. The idea is great, but the location, the decoration, the food, the decoration, and the service are terrible. The decoration is kitsch and the restaurant is…Read More


Fireworks on July 4th in Greece

Written by leopardgrrrl88 on 28 Jul, 2005

In 2004, I spent the Fourth of July in Greece. Our group had been in Europe for about three weeks, and we were disappointed to be spending Independence Day in a country that didn't celebrate it. Of course, the most disappointing part of…Read More


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The Olympic Stadium

Written by lashr1999 on 11 Nov, 2005

When writing about what happened next, all I could think about was the quote, ”For half the population, all you have to do is bat your eyelashes or cry.” You will see why in a moment. After saying goodbye to Luke from our tour, we…Read More


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