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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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George's Taxi - Private Tours
George's Taxi - Private Tours
Owner description: George's taxi provides high quality service in Athens for more than 25 years now.Our expert driver-guides will escort you in deluxe air-conditioned Mecedes vehicles... more Owner description: George's taxi provides high quality service in Athens for more than 25 years now.Our expert driver-guides will escort you in deluxe air-conditioned Mecedes vehicles (taxi/minibus/limo).Whether you need a shore excursion in Athens,tours in the mainland or transfers we make sure that you have an unforgetable experience. less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Private Tours; Sightseeing Tours
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Hellenic PrivateTours
Hellenic PrivateTours
Owner description: Hellenic Private Tours (H.P.Tours) specializes in private taxi, minivans & Minibus sightseing tours, shore excursions and transportation to attractions in Athens and the mainland... more Owner description: Hellenic Private Tours (H.P.Tours) specializes in private taxi, minivans & Minibus sightseing tours, shore excursions and transportation to attractions in Athens and the mainland of Greece. Our English speaking drivers and guides will be more than happy to assist you. Booking a private tour through us will give you the added benefit of visiting archaeological sites at different times from the large tour buses and groups of visitors, thus enabling you to experience the wonderful monuments and learn their history at a time of the day when they are not overcrowded. less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Private Tours
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Vassilios Athens Day Tours
Vassilios Athens Day Tours(Alimos)
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Historic Sites; Private Tours; Sightseeing Tours; Cultural Tours
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Deep Blue Private Day Tours
Deep Blue Private Day Tours
Welcome to Deep Blue Tours, an Athens based Company providing high-end transport services specializing in corporate and tailor made driving tours throughout Greece.
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Private Tours
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Athens Taxi Tours - Michael Sterianos
Athens Taxi Tours - Michael Sterianos
Attraction type: Private Tours; Taxis & Shuttles

All places to eat » Places to eat

Funky Gourmet
Funky Gourmet
Ranked #1 of 2,508 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Greek, Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Karamanlidika
Karamanlidika
Ranked #2 of 2,508 Restaurants in Athens
Price: USD 10 - 20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dio Dekares I Oka
Dio Dekares I Oka
Ranked #3 of 2,508 Restaurants in Athens
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Eleas Gi
Eleas Gi
Ranked #1 of 99 Restaurants in Kifisia
Price: USD 28 - 44
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Kostas
Kostas
Ranked #5 of 2,508 Restaurants in Athens
Price: USD 5 - 10
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

City Circus Athens
City Circus Athens
USD 44 - 222 (EUR 40 - 200)
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Athens Quinta Hostel
2.0 of 5
Athens Quinta Hostel
USD 36 - 111
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Athens Backpackers
Athens Backpackers
USD 39 - 120 (EUR 35 - 108)
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Plaka Hotel
3.0 of 5
Plaka Hotel
USD 71 - 425 (EUR 64 - 383)
Ranked #10 of 327 Hotels in Athens
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Theoxenia Palace Hotel
5.0 of 5
Theoxenia Palace Hotel
USD 63 - 189
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Kifisia
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Hermes Hotel
2.0 of 5
Hermes Hotel
USD 78 - 424 (EUR 70 - 382)
Ranked #13 of 327 Hotels in Athens
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

AVA Hotel Athens
4.0 of 5
AVA Hotel Athens
USD 145 - 359 (EUR 131 - 323)
Ranked #1 of 327 Hotels in Athens
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Brasil Suites Hotel Apartments
4.0 of 5
Brasil Suites Hotel Apartments
USD 173 - 478 (EUR 156 - 430)
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Glyfada
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O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
USD 135 - 455 (EUR 122 - 410)
Ranked #3 of 327 Hotels in Athens
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