Athens City Guide

Greece, Athens Guide (B): Athens City Guide

The Greek capital has been the center of Greek civilization for some 4,000 years. Athens is still dominated by 5th-century-B.C.E. landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple.

The center of Athens is also known as Syntagma Square, where most of the hostels and hotels are located.

Greece is a part of the Schengen area, you would need to obtain a Schengen Visa if your passport doesn’t fall into the category to obtain one on arrival.

Most of the ATM machines do accept foreign credit and debit cards though there could be a transaction fees imposed by your bank.

There are three different ways to get to the city from the airport, however the cheapest and the most convenient way would be by the Airport Express Bus.

X95 Airport Express operates from the airport to Syntagma Square (City Center) round the clock and a one-way ride of 40 minutes would cost €6 .

The bus station is located between Exit 4 and 5 at the arrivals level and the buses leave every 15 to 20 minutes. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Athens City Guide
Guide Location: Greece » Athens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Acropolis   Ancient Agora   Theatre Of Dionysos   Roman Agora   Kerameikos   Temple Of The Olympian Zeus   Plaka   National Garden   Olympic Stadium   Flea Market   City Circus   Athens Backpackers  
Author: Sreeram Hariharan
Read it on author's website: http://www.backpackways.com/athens/

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