Do I need a tour guide in Athens?
Private Guides In Athens
There is no standard recipe for traveling. … So, if you have set your heart on having a trip that stands out, then going with private guides will be the only choice and best thing to do in Athens.
Which area of Athens is best to stay in?
Best Areas to Stay in Athens?
- The Best Neighborhoods in Athens are Plaka, Monastiraki, Koukaki, Syntagma, Kolonaki, and Psirri. …
- Best Places for Sightseeing: Most neighborhoods in Athens have at least a few attractions, whether museums or ruins, but Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods have the most.
What you should see in Athens?
Best Things to do in Athens
- The Acropolis. …
- The Acropolis Museum. …
- Ancient Agora & Temple of Hephaestus. …
- Roman Agora. …
- Hadrian’s Library. …
- Temple of Olympian Zeus. …
- Kerameikos. …
- National Archaeological Museum.
Is Athens cheap?
Athens is certainly not cheap, but it is not very expensive either. In comparison to other European capitals, we would say that Athens is somewhere in the middle. It all depends on what type of traveler you are and how much budget you wish to spend during your visit.
How many days do I need in Athens?
How many days do you need in Athens? Around 3 days would be the time needed to see all the main highlights of historic Athens, and to also take a day trip to a place of significant importance such as Delphi or the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion.
Is Plaka Athens safe at night?
There are a few places where you might not want to be alone after dark, but the area around Syntagma and Plaka is very safe.
Can I drink the tap water in Athens?
A lot of people visiting the country wonder if they can drink tap water in Greece. The tap water is not potable throughout the country. Although it is perfectly safe to drink water from the tap in Athens and Thessaloniki it is better to ask in all the other places or even better buy bottled water which is fairly cheap.
Is Athens Lively?
The Greek capital remains lively all through the year. For sightseeing, warm, sunny days make autumn or spring the best times to visit; soaring temperatures from mid-June to late-August can be tiring.
Is it safe to walk around Athens at night?
It will be safe at 5pm, most of Athens is safe at night. Just treat it like you would any other city. As already suggested the only area I would avoid is Omonia, I have been there during the day and it is not the best, but it is even worse at night.