YOU WERE TRAVELLING ALL AROUND THE GREEK ISLANDS IN THE SUMMER and enjoyed ev...
Many visitors may be forgiven when caught wondering if Athens, with all its fables and glorious past, is the ideal holiday destination. For many, the Greek capital is nothing more than an obligatory stopover on the way to the exotic islands, occasionally combined with some frantic sightseeing for those who want to be “touristically correct”. The city of Athens many have come to expect is too polluted, chaotic, and expensive to be attractive, and on top of that, it regularly gets its share of bad press for being paralyzed by workers’ strikes and overwhelming traffic jams. So you’re convinced Athens must be a terrible place, right? Wrong!
ease of reach: easy-peasy
best months: Sep. to Jun.
great for: culture, nightlife, festivals
not so great for: relaxing, beaches, natural beauty
budget range: medium to high