There are plenty of guide books that can tell you about Athens better than I can!

Some tips.

  • I like getting away from Athens as soon as possible. If I plan to spend any time in Athens it is on my way home, so have some time in hand to allow for the disruption of ferries by storms.
  • I like staying in Plaka, very busy with tourists but in the side streets with almost a provincial air.
  • Consider booking a hotel in advance - reasonably priced and conveniently placed hotels in Athens are often full.
  • Check the opening times of the museums and sites you would like to visit, and plan how to make the best use of your time.