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Athens Trip Information – Good to know

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Athens city

Athens is the historical capital of Europe. Its long history dates from the very first settlements in the Neolithic Age. During the 5th century B.C. ( the “Golden Age of Pericles”), which was the culmination of Athens’ fascinating history, the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, many conquerors occupied Athens and erected unique monuments resulting in a rare historical “palimpsest.” In 1834 the city became the capital of the modern Greek state, and in two centuries, it evolved into a modern metropolis. A large part of the city’s historic center has been converted into a 5 miles long pedestrian zone ( largest in Europe ). This pedestrian network connects the major archaeological sites (“Archaeological Park”), reconstructing ancient paths and landscapes.

Languages

Our tours are conducted in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Private tours – Transfers – Excursions

We arrange private tours (1-5 persons), which are ideal for families, couples, or groups of friends. Contact us to organize the best tour for you, your family, or your friends. We also pay extra attention to the needs of honeymoon or just married couples. Athens Walks also organizes 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 days excursions on our luxurious vehicles.

Transportation

Athens Metro

The best way to go around the city is the Athens metro.

It is cheap, fast and reliable.

We provide you with a map of the Athens metro that connects all its attractions within less than 5 minutes walking distance.

Athens Public Transport Map   

 

Beware of pickpockets

Metro pickpockets are more fierce and bold these days, and you really need to keep an eye on your belonging when journeying on the metro. The same can be said when sitting on a terrace at busy cafes or squares, particularly if you have a habit of leaving your phone on the table while having coffee or lunch.

Uber and Beat.

Both fantastic applications.

Reliable drivers to take you around the city.

Both applications they work in the city and is a good way to guarantee a safe and stress-free transportation.

You can find them both, in app store and Google store

 

Download Taxi beat for Iphones/Android

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

ID

Passport (non EU)

Hats (especially at summer months hats are must)

Comfortable shoes for walking

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