About Athens

Greece’s capital city of Athens is an old and beautiful city which you simply can’t get enough of. From Plato and Aristotle to the Greek gods and goddesses, this city has so much to offer all its visitors and tourists. Athens has diverse architecture which serves as valuable pieces of history.

Stavros Melissinos is a legendary ‘poet sandal-maker’ in Athens – a worldwide famed poet making sandals for the stars!

The historic centre is an open-air museum, yet the city’s cultural and social life takes place amid these ancient landmarks, merging past and present. The magnificent Acropolis rises above the sprawling metropolis and has stood witness to the city’s many transformations. The surrounding region of Attiki holds some spectacular antiquities as well – such as the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion – and lovely beaches, like those near historic Marathon.

If you’ve watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding, or have a Greek friend who speaks a lot about their YiaYiá’s amazing food, you’ll know that Greek food is all about great flavours and quantity. You simply can’t go hungry when in the company of Greeks. ‘’Souvlaki’’ is the famous and cheapest street food of Greece which you can easily find every corner of the street.

The Olympic Games, which originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years ago, were revived in the late 19th century.

Useful Information about Athens

What does Athens cost?


Restaurant Prices in Athens are 17.06% lower than in Sydney


Groceries prices in Athens are 34.30% lower than in Melbourne


Take a taxi from 1.04 AUD per kilometre
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One way ticket in local transport is 1.83 AUD

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