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I'm going to be traveling to Athens this summer but I won't be renting a car...how easy is it to get around on the subway?
 
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greek_ggirl

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I love the Athens metro! It's suprisingly clean, and super fast! I really recommend it for getting around :)
 
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The metro is the best! It's a little expensive for a subway, but it's always on time and very useful. I only use it to get to places that are pretty far away. I prefer to walk from place to place when I'm on vacation because I like to see the sites.
 
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We spent so much time going around the stations! In 2004, we spent 3 days in Athens. The metro was fairly new. In most stations, there was a display of the excavation and building. Remember, Athens is OLD!! Dig a hole and find a temple, was the phrase used during the time of getting ready for the Olympics.
So, don't rush! Have fun and go to Monistiraki flea market on Sunday!
 
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We spent so much time going around the stations! In 2004, we spent 3 days in Athens. The metro was fairly new. In most stations, there was a display of the excavation and building. Remember, Athens is OLD!! Dig a hole and find a temple, was the phrase used during the time of getting ready for the Olympics.
So, don't rush! Have fun and go to Monistiraki flea market on Sunday!
It's probably one of the most beautiful subways I've seen!! There's still many sculptures and excavations today, it's so nice to see a part of history in everyday life. If you're not using the subway to get around, you should at least check it out for the artifacts.
 
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k_tsoukalas

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The Metro is definitely easy to use. Even if you don't know Greek, I would be careful to pay attention to announcements as best as you can while using it. The operator often calls out the name of the stop that is coming up, and it can help you stay focused on not miss your destination.
 

What are the most beautiful churches to visit in Athens?

I'm in the holy spirit but pretty sad that we in Athens can't leave the house to attend church services. I've only been living here for a little while so I haven't gotten the chance to visit many of the churches. What are your favorites?

Where can I go horseback riding near Athens?

Are there any stables where I can go horseback riding near the city? My daughter loves riding horses and has always wanted to go on our vacations

Glyfada is the best getaway if you are staying in Athens

I'm an Athens native, so i'm always looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city! I really recommend going to the beachside restaurants in Glyfada, there's so nice especially at night because the moonlight view is stunning. Here's a good youtube video that my son found so it can give you a better idea of what Glyfada is like

The acropolis museum is the best blend of modern and ancient architecture!

I love how the acropolis museum blends modern and ancient architecture. Just look at how the two are juxtaposed! Let me know if there are any other cool architecture spots in Athens!

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What are the best residential areas and villages to visit near Athens?

I'm visiting Athens but I'd like to see what other smaller villages I can visit nearby to get the traditional Greek village vibe like the one in this picture that I took when I was in Crete. Where can you recommend?

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