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knicks_fan87

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It just gets waaayyyy too hot up there to be visiting during peak sun hours. Unless you want to melt, don't visit the Acropolis mid-day.

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acamp7

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This is amazing advice and I totally agree. Going in the middle of the day will give you a heat stroke. And there's no water at the top of the Acropolis LOL
 

Greek_John87

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It really does get too hot, especially in July and August. Parthenon should be visited early in the day. There are some nice restaurants in the Plaka. Many of those have shade - if you can get out of the sun you can enjoy those restaurants no matter what time of day it is.
 
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greek_ggirl

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It really does get too hot, especially in July and August. Parthenon should be visited early in the day. There are some nice restaurants in the Plaka. Many of those have shade - if you can get out of the sun you can enjoy those restaurants no matter what time of day it is.
Plaka definitely has some of the best restaurants in Athens, most of them have great views, good food, and fast service.
 

AhLeah

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We went once (I've been many times-it's never been too bad) on a Sunday afternoon and it was almost empty.
 
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toniiv

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We went once (I've been many times-it's never been too bad) on a Sunday afternoon and it was almost empty.
Sunday afternoon sounds like a great time to go, thanks for the advice!
 
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k_tsoukalas

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It just gets waaayyyy too hot up there to be visiting during peak sun hours. Unless you want to melt, don't visit the Acropolis mid-day.

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This is very good advice - it gets so hot in the summer during the later part of the day, and it's busy!
 
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May Day in 2022?

Hi! I will be in Athens for a few days soon, including May Day (Sunday) and May 2nd (observed). I've read about and seen videos of the strikes that happen, including trains and ferries not operating. I'm planning to visit Hydra one of those two days. Since May Day is on a Sunday this year, is it more likely that transportation via ferry will be stopped on May 1st or the observed day May 2nd?

Thank you kindly for any thoughts you can give!

The Stavros Niarchos center is a great place to take the kids

The Stavros Niarchos cultural center is a great place to bring kids and the family. The architecture is amazing and there is a beautiful area to walk outside and enjoy the nature and views. The center is known for sustainability and innovation, and even has its own sustainability hub. There are multiple exhibitions going on throughout the year that showcase Greek Culture and modern and historical art. Here is the link to the foundation https://www.snfcc.org/en

Where can I watch live bouzouki music in Athens?

What are some great spots to listen to traditional Greek music in downtown Athens? I love bouzouki especially, and would love to see some talented musicians performing it live. Have any of you been to any rebetathika or restaurants with live music that would have some performances to listen to? Thanks everyone!

Up-to-date Athens Festival Guide!

Youve never seen Athens like this before

Athens is the most stunning city in the world. Never has there been a city that blends Ancient ruins and modern architecture so beautifully. This drone only captures parts of how beautiful this city is. If you're visiting Athens, I recommend that you take your time and explore all parts of the city, both ancient ruins and modern nightlife. Some of the must see places are the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum of course, and having a coffee at the museum cafe where you will have an excellent view of the acropolis.

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