Athens, Greece Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

Athens is certainly one of the world’s great cities, at least for people who care about culture and history. It’s also a great stop for a few days for people on their way to or from the Greek Islands, and fortunately you can see all the main highlights in two days or so. The city is cheap compared to places like Rome or Paris, but not as cheap as many might expect it to be.

Why Visit Athens

Athens Facts

Population 800,000
Area 3,700,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Euro
Airports Athens International Airport (ATH)

Things To Do In Athens

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Athens

Budget breakfastMany restaurants include breakfast. If yours doesn't then you have corner shops and bakeries serving good options.$4.21 - $6.32
Budget lunchReally good souvlakis are among the local fast-food items on offer. Sitting down in a tourist-area restaurant will cost much more.$5.26 - $8.42
Budget dinnerAthens is loaded with tourist restaurants charging fairly high prices. Casual places more for locals are better bargains.$8.95 - $13.68
Beer (.33l bottle)Drink prices in Athens all depend on where you are doing it. Mythos is the cheap local lager.$3.16 - $4.74
Beer (.33l bottle, retail)Buying beer in shops can be a good money-saving tip to get things started.$1.16
House wine (liter)Local table wines can be great bargains at taverns and casual places.$5.79 - $8.42
SouvlakiA single souvlaki sandwich can make a great local meal or snack on the go. Sit down and the price doubles, or more.$2.11 - $3.16
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BEST TOURS in Athens

WHEN TO VISIT Athens

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January55412.2
February56421.8
March60441.6
April68491.2
May79570.9
June88650.4
July92690.2
August92690.2
September85630.6
October74562.1
November65502.3
December57442.7

Athens WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:28am6:38pm
21 Jun6:03am8:51pm
21 Sep7:12am7:24pm
21 Dec7:37am5:09pm

Where to stay in Athens

Athens Hotel Seasons

Athens Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar11.58 - 52.63
starstarstarstarstar20.00 - 90.53
starstarstarstarstar23.16 - 107.37
starstarstarstarstar43.16 - 131.58
starstarstarstarstar90.53 - 194.74
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Athens Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed11.58 - 25.26

Getting to Athens

GETTING AROUND Athens

Athens TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center41.05 - 56.84
Metro from airport to city center10.53
Public bus from airport to city center5.26
3km taxi ride in Athens7.37 - 9.47
Metro or bus ride in Athens1.47
Metro ride to Piraeus port1.47
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER