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Best Neighborhoods

Learn the difference between Kolonaki and Koukaki, Psyrri and Gazi, in this tour of central Athens’ most visited districts.

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Day Trips

Experience Greece beyond the capital with these top day trips from Athens.

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Tangled streets. Troublesome traffic. Athens can be tricky to navigate. This is how to get around.

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Free Things to Do

Roam Athens’ ancient streets, then take in cost-free museums, markets and art. Here’s our guide to the best free things to do in Athens.

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Traveling with Kids

From wandering ancient sites to catching waves at Kyma Surf School, here's how to see Athens with kids.

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