Athens - discussion, news, photos and travel tips

Discussion in 'travel and world' started by baldrick, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    Going for Xmas/new year for ten days. A friend is lending us their apartment so accommodation is sorted.

    Want to do the obvious highlights in the city and my friend has given us a good list of things to do in Athens but also maybe thinking of going to Delphi or somewhere else interesting. Don't want to do too much travel. Thought about going to one of the national parks or maybe Parnassus.

    Any thoughts?
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  2. Wookey

    Wookey Muppet is not a slur

    My best friend has invited me over to see her so I will watch this thread eagerly! I never go on planes so quite excited just at that bit!
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  3. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    I am super excited I've got to admit. I've never been to Greece.
  4. BassJunkie

    BassJunkie Drone not drones

    For me one of the most memorable highlights of Athens is the food there. Feta, lamb, salad, everything I ate was incredibly good. I long to return.
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  5. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    Its quite dodgy at the moment apparently. Lots of theft and praying on tourists. Inevitable consequence of brutal austerity.

    Ive met a couple of people whove been pickpocketed or robbed there this year. Some were savvy travelers who had been to central/south America too.

    Im sure itll be awesome but just trust your instincts and dont take all your cash/cards out in your wallet etc. Just mentioning this negative as better to be safe than sorry.
  6. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Someone tried to pickpocket me when I was living there in 2016. Watch out around Omonia square.

    I’ll be there again in a few weeks. Looking forward to it.
  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'm doing a gig in Athens next week. Any decent alternative bars/clubs worth checking out?
  8. Flavour

    Flavour hang the bankers

    The entire Exarchia neighborhood
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  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Loving the city so far

    IMG_20190921_103837.jpg IMG_20190921_103723.jpg
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That's where we are staying and playing!
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

  12. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    I loved Athens, one of the best places I've ever been to on holiday. Everything about it was fantastic - the food, the people, the food, the ancient stuff everywhere, the food. It's a great city. I'd go back any time.

    Brilliant photos, much better than my efforts.
  13. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I've never been, but I think it's on the list for next year now.
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

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