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Best of Athens Guide

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Athens
Once known for smog, traffic and tacky architecture, Athens is a city reformed thanks to fortunes brought by the 2004 Summer Olympics. Spotless parks and streets, an ultra-modern metro, new motorways, an accessible airport and all signs in perfect English make the city easily negotiable. Meriting more than a stopover en route to the islands, sophisticated Athens sites include many pillars of Western history, from the Acropolis to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as treasures in the National Archaeological Museum.

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Adventure Rooms
Adventure Rooms
Owner description: A unique team experience right in the centre of Athens. Escape from a mysterious room with your team. The only thing available are your wits and the power of the team. Live your... more Owner description: A unique team experience right in the centre of Athens. Escape from a mysterious room with your team. The only thing available are your wits and the power of the team. Live your own adventure at Adventure Rooms Greece less
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ATHENS CLUE
ATHENS CLUE
Owner description: Athens Clue is the first 4D Escape Game Room experience in Athens. You and your team of 2-5 people are locked in. You have 60 minutes . You have to solve your way out. Can you... more Owner description: Athens Clue is the first 4D Escape Game Room experience in Athens. You and your team of 2-5 people are locked in. You have 60 minutes . You have to solve your way out. Can you escape? less
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The Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis Museum
Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more
Attraction type: Speciality Museums; Museums; History Museums
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Temple of Hephaestus
Temple of Hephaestus
This ancient Greek temple, located on the Acropolis and dedicated to Hephaistos, god of the forge, is one of the few temples to be almost entirely preserved.
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Erechtheion
Erechtheion
Owner description: The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique structure, including its famous Porch of the Caraytis with statues of six graceful maidens on the south side... more Owner description: The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique structure, including its famous Porch of the Caraytis with statues of six graceful maidens on the south side and a four-pillared porch with six Ionic columns on the north side. less
Attraction type: Monuments/ Statues; Ancient Ruins

All places to eat » Places to eat

Funky Gourmet
Funky Gourmet
Ranked #1 of 1,976 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
DaVinci Artisan Gelato-Quality Chocolate
DaVinci Artisan Gelato-Quality Chocolate
Ranked #2 of 1,976 Restaurants in Athens
Price: USD 1 - 20
Cuisines: Café, Italian, Ice cream, Café
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Dessert
Schinovatis Cafe Bar
Schinovatis Cafe Bar
Ranked #3 of 1,976 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Bar, Café, Bistro
Dining options: After-hours

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Eleas Gi
Eleas Gi
Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Kifisia
Price: USD 36 - 57
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Romantic, View
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours
Arsenis Taverna Iseris
Arsenis Taverna Iseris
Ranked #1 of 60 Restaurants in Paleo Faliro
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Victory Inn
2.0 of 5
Victory Inn
USD 34 - 68
Ranked #19 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Marble House
Marble House
USD 36 - 81 (EUR 28 - 64)
Ranked #25 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Athens Backpackers
Athens Backpackers
USD 38 - 92 (EUR 30 - 72)
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Plaka Hotel
3.0 of 5
Plaka Hotel
USD 79 - 205 (EUR 62 - 161)
Ranked #9 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Centrotel Hotel
2.0 of 5
Centrotel Hotel
USD 51 - 69 (EUR 40 - 54)
Ranked #14 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Hotel Tony
Hotel Tony
USD 74 - 119
Ranked #16 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

AVA Hotel Athens
4.0 of 5
AVA Hotel Athens
USD 161 - 328 (EUR 127 - 258)
Ranked #1 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Brasil Suites Hotel Apartments
4.0 of 5
Brasil Suites Hotel Apartments
USD 198 - 267 (EUR 156 - 210)
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Glyfada
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O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
USD 123 - 423 (EUR 97 - 333)
Ranked #3 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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