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There's a group of us going to Athens and our flights get in the same day, but at different times.

Is there an easy spot to wait for the rest of our group outside of security, like a cafe or restaurant, or even an area with chairs to sit... I have only been to this airport once, and I don't remember any details about what happens after security.
 
There's a group of us going to Athens and our flights get in the same day, but at different times.

Is there an easy spot to wait for the rest of our group outside of security, like a cafe or restaurant, or even an area with chairs to sit... I have only been to this airport once, and I don't remember any details about what happens after security.
There's a lot outside of security. There's a whole big food court. There's a Starbucks, too. There's a lot of people around because many are waiting to check in. They don't let you check in until 2.5 hours before your flight so people are just waiting around. Recently, I had to do that, and I actually took a nap with my head down on a food court table.
 
Once you're through security, there's this cool cafe area near the gates where you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat. It's got a relaxed vibe, plenty of chairs, and even some comfy loungers if you feel like kicking back. Trust me, it's the perfect spot to hang out and catch up on some people-watching while you wait for your pals.And speaking of Athens, I absolutely love exploring new places, and Athens has so much history and charm to soak in. From the iconic Acropolis to the bustling streets of Plaka, there's something magical about this city that keeps drawing me back.Oh, and here's a little tip – I recently managed to snag some seriously cheap business class tickets for my travels. Flying in comfort without breaking the bank that's what I need.
 

Family Activities in Athens

Our family is planning a trip to Athens next month, and we're looking for some advice on family-friendly activities and places to visit. We have two kids, ages 7 and 10, and we'd love to find things that are both fun and educational. Here are a few things we're considering:
  • Historical Sites: Obviously, we want to visit the Acropolis, but are there any kid-friendly tours or activities related to ancient history?
  • Museums: Are there any museums that cater specifically to children or offer interactive exhibits?
  • Parks and Outdoor Activities: We'd love to spend some time outdoors. Are there any parks, gardens, or nature reserves that are worth visiting?
  • Local Experiences: We're also interested in any local markets, festivals, or family-friendly restaurants that we shouldn't miss.
Any recommendations or tips would be greatly appreciated!

Visiting Mount Lycabettus Question

I have never been to Mount Lycabettus, although I've been to Athens a handful of times - it just never came up to go here.

Here are some questions I have:

A few specific questions I have include:
  • What's the best time of day to visit Mount Lycabettus? Is it good at sunset?
  • Are there any hiking trails that you'd recommend?
  • How difficult is the trek up the hill? Is it suitable for beginners or those not used to hiking?
  • Is the funicular railway worth the ride, or is it better to walk?
  • Are there any facilities (like cafes or restrooms) available at the top or along the way?
  • Do you have any safety tips or things to watch out for?
Thanks in advance!

Ancient Eleusis Archaeological Site

I have been to Athens several times, and I didn't know this place existed. Ithas caught my interest due to its rich mythology and pivotal role in ancient Greek religious life.

I understand that Eleusis was a significant center for religious practices, most notably the Eleusinian Mysteries—secret ceremonies held in honor of Demeter and Persephone. However, my knowledge barely scratches the surface, and I’m eager to learn more before my visit.

Has anyone visited it? I don't know much about it and I am trying to figure out if it is worth it. I love Ancient Greek history and mythology and this has the potential to be interesting to me on a lot of different levels.

Tips for saving money in Athens?

I'm planning a trip to Athens and though I'm excited, I'm also trying to be mindful of my budget. The charm of historical sites like the Acropolis, the Plaka district, and experiencing the vibrant Greek culture is something I cannot put a price tag on. However, I am looking for ways to stretch my euros further while enjoying what Athens has to offer.

Does anyone have tips or personal experiences to share on saving money while traveling in Athens?

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Is the Benaki Museum in Athens Worth Visiting?

I'm planning a trip to Athens and compiling a list of must-see places. I came across the Benaki Museum, and it caught my interest. From what I've gathered, it seems like a place rich in Greek history and culture, housing a diverse collection that spans the ages.

However, I'm trying to manage my time in Athens effectively since there's so much to see and do. For those who have visited the Benaki Museum, would you say it's a worthwhile addition to my itinerary? I'm particularly keen on understanding if its collections are uniquely representative of Greek heritage in ways that other museums in the city might not offer.

I'd love to hear about personal experiences, favorite exhibits, or even tips for visiting (best times to go, any particular tours, etc.). Your feedback will be immensely valuable in helping me decide!

Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts and insights.
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