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How nice to read this....it should be an inspiration to all read your post......... Bravo sas!.... Polleeee Kalley Mera apo mena from Thailand!
Kali mera Hash,
How's Thailand going? Any dangerous places there? Apparently Athens is a war zone according to the Greek Americans
 
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ellinasgolfer0320

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Kali mera Hash,
How's Thailand going? Any dangerous places there? Apparently Athens is a war zone according to the Greek Americans
E re, how much time have you spent in Athens? Apparently not much.

Your comment history on this forum show you know nothing about Greece, let alone Athens.
 
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Vangelis

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Hehehe... I knew this thread would "blow up", that's why I stayed out of it when I first read about the "dangerous" areas in Athens. I can't keep quiet any longer. When I'm in Athens I stay in Exarcheia because it is the most vibrant and raw suburb of Athens. My Athenian friends tell me not to walk around there at night! I didn't have the heart to tell them that I was walking around Exarcheia square at 3am the previous night. In fact, lots of American tourists stay in hotels in Exarcheia these days. Nobody annoys you unless you annoy them. Ok, it doesn't help that I tell the drug dealers in the square to get [email protected] but hey, that's just me. I like to live a little dangerously at times. It's certainly a refreshing change from the "safe" and let's face it, boring Australian city suburbia. I love Athens, even the suburbs are controversial!!!
 
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ellinasgolfer0320

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Hehehe... I knew this thread would "blow up", that's why I stayed out of it when I first read about the "dangerous" areas in Athens. I can't keep quiet any longer. When I'm in Athens I stay in Exarcheia because it is the most vibrant and raw suburb of Athens. My Athenian friends tell me not to walk around there at night! I didn't have the heart to tell them that I was walking around Exarcheia square at 3am the previous night. In fact, lots of American tourists stay in hotels in Exarcheia these days. Nobody annoys you unless you annoy them. Ok, it doesn't help that I tell the drug dealers in the square to get [email protected] but hey, that's just me. I like to live a little dangerously at times. It's certainly a refreshing change from the "safe" and let's face it, boring Australian city suburbia. I love Athens, even the suburbs are controversial!!!
Spot on. That's exactly how you have to talk to them. It feels like you're being rude to them (and you are), but that's what's required to get it into their heads and make them leave you alone. In Australia/USA/Canada we believe it's best to be polite to people when you talk to people, but in Greece you have to be very rude to these people or they will not leave you alone.
 
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Greek_John87

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I would visit the Acropolis again and again :) I absolutely love it!
I agree, each time I go I get something different out of it. Also, there's too much to see in one day if you really want to do it justice. I could spend two days in the museum alone!
 
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k_tsoukalas

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In my opinion, there are so many places to visit in Athens, it isn't a matter of taking things off your plate or not. It's all worth seeing. It depends on what types of things you want to see.
 
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Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis

Now hear me out. I usually go to see a performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre every time I visit Athens. A few times I have seen operas there. In fact, I have only been to operas at this theatre, having never been to an opera at any other time in my life. I have to say it is an amazing experience. If you are going this year and you have never been to an opera, Toscana is being performed here as part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival. Do yourself a favour and go see it. You can find details here: https://whyathens.com/events/tosca-greek-national-opera/

And to get you in the mood, here are a couple of photos of the last opera I went to see there:

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Take a boat instead of driving to Porto Cheli!

I've seen so many people rent cars and drive all the way down to Porto Cheli from the Athens airport. While this is a great option if you prefer to drive, many people overlook taking a boat because it takes just a little bit longer. The reality is that taking a boat is much cheaper, and you also can be a lot more comfortable since you're able to walk around the deck, get snacks and coffee, and use the bathroom. Personally, I love taking the boat, because I also like to visit Hydra and Spetses when I am there and it's much easier to take boats to both of those islands as well.

My favourite Athens suburb

I just love Exarcheia and these videos give a great insight into its unique and colourful nature.


Best Ice cream in Athens!❤️❤️😋😋

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