Couple drinking and enjoying the view of the Acropolis at sunset. Athens, Greece

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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

Athens has plenty to offer but it's worth taking a day trip beyond the city limits to find beautiful beaches, ancient ruins and charming Greek towns.

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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

Athens is great for families - from taking your kids to ancient sites to the many family-friendly activities dotted throughout the city; here's our list.

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TOPSHOT - Tourists take photos and selfies ifront of the Parthenon Temple during their visit at the Acropolis archaeological site in Athens on June 14, 2023. "The wait and the amount of people that are here are definitely overwhelming," a customer services operator told AFP.World Heritage Watch, a non-governmental organisation which supports UNESCO in protecting and safeguarding sites of international value, notes that the Acropolis currently lacks visitor management plans required under the UN watchdog's World Heritage Convention, to which Greece is a signatory. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP) (Photo by LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images)


The Acropolis in Greece takes bold step, imposing visitor limits to protect ancient site

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