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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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Where to go in Athens for some of the best nightlife!

Athens has some great nightlife!! There are so many options to choose from, and it really depends on what you're looking for. My personal favourites are rooftop bars that overlook the Parthenon, you can find most of these in Thissio. But many local Athenians would say that these spots are very touristy and not as fun Exarchia and Gazi for example. If you're interested in going to bars that are by the beach, but still pretty close to the city I recommend Gylfada. Psiri it's also a very trendy neighbourhood that is popular amongst the locals! Try them out and let me know what you think!

Tips on making your trip to the Acropolis kid friendly!

Many activities in Greece can be kid friendly, as long as you make some minor adjustments. The acropolis is a great place to visit but it can get a bit tiring for young kids who don't like being in the sun or walking up a lot of stairs. My first recommendation is to go very early in the morning, or late afternoon when there is not a lot of sun. Make sure the little ones are wearing hats and sunscreen and they are very hydrated. I suggest that you don't spend too much time at the top of the acropolis, but rather take a stroll through the museum and have a snack at the Café that overlooks the Acropolis. As always, you can make the experience more fun by getting some goodies at the gift shop.

My favourite Athens suburb

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


Athens for 2 nights

I will be coming to Athens with my family for 2 nights. What are the must do during this time? What would you recommend?

A walking tour of Lavrio, Greece

Lavrio is the coastal town in the southeastern part of Attica which is the region where Athens is located. This is a great place to visit if you want to go to restaurants and shop around, but also be by the water. Personally, I get pretty tired of staying in downtown Athens because there's not much of a breeze and I can't get to the beach very quickly. This is only super easy if you're renting a car, otherwise you can get to the beach or visit closer beach areas like Glyfada.

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