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What to do in Athens
Athens is one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in the world. Once you step foot in the city, you’ll find it almost surreal how it combines the city’s history with its modern style. And with hundreds of attractions within the capital, all travelers finds something to love in Athens. Athens Greec
Begin your journey to the land of Greek mythology and ride the railway to the top of Mount Lycabettus. This is where you’ll get panoramic views of city of Athens and see where else you should continue your quest.
Hail a cab next to city’s world-renowned landmarks, like the Acropolis of Athens. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to iconic buildings like the Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus.
Bring your camera to the ancient Athen and its other landmarks too and preserve your own memories at the lush ancient city of Agora. You’ll get a fantastic view of the Acropolis from here, plus you get to see the Temple of Hephaestus, Erechtheion, the stunning Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the Theatre of Dionysus.
For museums and galleries, Athens won’t disappoint. Hop on one of the bus services to the incredible Stoa of Attalos in Agora, the impressive Acropolis Museum, the National Historical Museum, and Numismatic Museum.
Feel like an Olympian and hike Mount Parnitha. You can also enjoy mountain biking here or experience a relaxing cable car ride in this national park. Be in the presence of the goddesses Artemis and Demeter when you see the lush National Garden of Athens next.
Pamper yourself and have beach day in Vouliagmeni, Schinias, and Alimos. Experience the Greek nightlife and discover how much the locals love to party. And don’t forget to get your fill of Greek food.
When to visit Athens
The best time to visit Athens is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) when the weather is most pleasant. Plus you can also enjoy fewer crowds and cheaper rates in both seasons. Book the cheapest flights to Athen when you find fares for February, March, and May travel dates because they're the cheapest times to fly to Athens.
Fly to Athens whenever you want because Australians can travel to Greece visa-free for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Make sure to check out Smartraveller for more travel info on Greece.
Travelling to and around Athens
International flights from Australia land at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Travel from the airport to city centre by:
- Metro Line: 40 minutes
- EXPRESS Bus: 45-90 minutes
- Suburban railway
- Taxi cab
Journey time from Athens international airport to central Athens would depend on traffic, your next destination, and choice of transport. Easily travel around Athens by metro system, suburban railway, tram, bus and taxi.
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Airlines that Fly to Athens
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