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kcixcy

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One important thing to know while shopping in Athens, especially at the tourist places is that no price is the final price! When shopping, it is not considered rude to barter and negotiate prices (politely). I recommend doing this especially if you are purchasing a few items or paying with cash. Usually, the shop owner will give you a lower price if you are buying more things. Remember to always be polite when bartering and know that you shouldn't go too low, people should still be paid fairly.
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Try to speak a little Greek, but if they learn you're Australian, Canadian, or American then good luck. They specifically target people from those countries because they're known for spending the most.
 
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seleanor

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Try to speak a little Greek, but if they learn you're Australian, Canadian, or American then good luck. They specifically target people from those countries because they're known for spending the most.
This is very true, but if your Greek isn't perfect, they will always notice. The shop tellers seem to be very very aware of who is Greek and who isn't. I was travelling in Athens with one of my very good friends who is Greek American and speaks very good Greek, and they knew right away that she wasn't from there.
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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This is very true, but if your Greek isn't perfect, they will always notice. The shop tellers seem to be very very aware of who is Greek and who isn't. I was travelling in Athens with one of my very good friends who is Greek American and speaks very good Greek, and they knew right away that she wasn't from there.
I was in Athens with an American friend one year, and wevwere at a kiosk buying a drink. We both bought a coke but he was charged €1.50 and I was charged €0.50 because I spoke greek (I've got an American accent when I speak Greek).
 
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seleanor

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I was in Athens with an American friend one year, and wevwere at a kiosk buying a drink. We both bought a coke but he was charged €1.50 and I was charged €0.50 because I spoke greek (I've got an American accent when I speak Greek).
Ahaha I didn't know they were so obvious about it! I've never seen that happen, you are lucky!
 

k_tsoukalas

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I was in Athens with an American friend one year, and wevwere at a kiosk buying a drink. We both bought a coke but he was charged €1.50 and I was charged €0.50 because I spoke greek (I've got an American accent when I speak Greek).
That's interesting!!! I speak a little Greek but I have't noticed a difference either way. My parents speak it well, and it was my dad's first language, and I am usually in Greece with them.
 

You should visit the Port town of Lavrio near Athens

Lavrio is one of the best beachside places to visit near Athens. It's a bit of a drive so you'll need to rent a car or take a bus. There are excellent beaches and tavernas there and you can also visit the neighbouring town of Sounio where the famous Grecotel hotel is located. Since it is a tourist location, Lavrio has a bunch of water sport activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, boat rentals and many more. it's a great two day trip if you're wanting to get away from the city life.

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.

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

Why arent the old Olympic stadiums being used for anything?

This is something that I’ve wondered for a very long time but I’ve never heard an answer. How come the old Olympic stadiums in Greece aren’t being repurposed for something useful. This is a phenomen that has also happened in other countries where the Olympic Games have been held. Why did this happen in Greece though?

Best Ice cream in Athens!❤️❤️😋😋

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