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You're going to love Athens

There aren't many places in the world that can claim as much historical importance as Athens. The cradle of democracy. Home to the first theater. A center of philosophy. Athens has a lot to live up to, and it does so brilliantly.
Athens is great for sightseeing, history, culture & food.

Hacker Tip

While there are so many temples worth your time, the Temple of Poseidon is often less busy than some of the others. It also boasts one of the best sunset views in the country, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly.
National Gardens Parthenon National Archaeological Museum
664,046
population
Greek
language
Largest
city in Greece
0.90
Euro equals $1 USD
Check out the Athens city guide

Getting to Athens

Fly into Athens International Airport and take Metro Line 3 from the airport to Syntagma station in Athens center in about 40 minutes.

Median airfare by month

$696 Median airfare from US to Athens in January

Median airfare by time before departure

$981 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
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Staying in Athens

If it’s your first time in Athens, Syntagma is central and makes a good home base for exploring other areas. If you prefer to stay in a more local neighborhood, we like Koukaki, which will also give you easy access to the Acropolis.

Median hotel rate by month

$105 Median January hotel rate

Median hotel rate by night

$77 Median Sunday hotel rate

Trending Athens hotels

Kubic Athens Smart Hotel Kubic Athens Smart Hotel
9.0 Excellent | $50+
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Innathens Innathens
9.3 Excellent | $89+
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Perianth Hotel Perianth Hotel
8.9 Excellent | $109+
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When in Athens

Must-see in Athens

Acropolis
Acropolis
Monastiraki
Monastiraki
Syntagma Square
Syntagma Square
Mount Lycabettus
Mount Lycabettus

Weather in Athens

Average Temperature (°F)
50° Average temperature in January

Eating in Athens

What should you order while you’re in Athens?

Local taverna menus are designed to be ordered for the table and shared, which is why portions may be larger than you expect. If you’re dining solo, or just want a light snack, consider grabbing a bite at a local wine bar.
Athens

What you’ll expect to pay (USD)

$7-15
Cheap meal
$4
A beer
$30-55
Nice dinner for 2
5-10%
Standard tip for good service

Where to eat in Athens

Aleria Restaurant Aleria Restaurant
Greek
4.8 Excellent
$$$$ $50 and over
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Tudor Hall Tudor Hall
Greek
4.8 Excellent
$$$$ $50 and over
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Vezené Vezené
Bistro
4.5 Excellent
$$$ $31 to $50
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7 Food Sins | Gastro Pub 7 Food Sins | Gastro Pub
European
4.4 Excellent
$$$ $31 to $50
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