Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Athens1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Athens with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Athens areaThis Athens map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Athens and surroundings
Greece - moving around the countryThe busiest and most basic routes are air-conditioned. However, in remote regions, the bus service operates old vehicles. Buses from villages outside the resort areas run daily. The most remote settlements are serviced only 1-2 times a week. The cost of a bus ticket is about 4 euros per 100 kilometers. It is worth noting that most of the Greek cities are quite small, and they can be easily walked. Therefore, it makes sense to spend money on buses only for traveling between cities or for moving within such large cities as Athens, Patra, Thessaloniki or Kalamata. The railway is an alternative to buses. However, it is worth noting that the railroad doesn’t go through all regions of mainland Greece. Before Olympic Games, the country has repaired the roads and slightly expanded the route. Trains in Greece are represented by two classes. The difference between the first and second class that connect towns, is quite insufficient. Travelers don’t have to wait for the special comfort. … Open
Nature and parks of GreeceSounion National Park is located in the south of Attica. There are a lot of historical sights. Since ancient times, local people believed Cape Sounion and its surroundings to be a sacred place. According to legends, Athena and Poseidon lived on that cape. In the park, scientists discovered a three-meter statue that was created before our era. However, the most grandiose construction is the temple of the god of the sea, Poseidon, built in the 5th century BC. The temple is partially destroyed. Nine of the sixteen columns and the remains of the frieze with images of mythical heroes, have been preserved to these days. … Open
Photogallery of Athens sights
Our guide to Athens
Cultural excursion through Athens - things to see
Plaka district is surely the most beautiful and interesting from the historical point of view. All historical buildings located here have been restored carefully, so now they appear in front of amazed tourists in all their glory. At a glance the district may seem a little confusing and simple to get lost in it, but orienting in it is really simple. Each street will lead travelers either to Syntagma Square, or to the … Open
Attractions and active leisure
We should also devote a part of this text to clubs as they really deserve it. Gyalino Plus is the most popular institution of this kind in the city. Guests of this club can go to one of dance floors, enjoy exotic cocktails in the cozy bar or watch an interesting theatrical performance - the cultural program is always very diverse here. Club Island is a perfect place to go in warmer months of the year. On a daytime … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
The menu of Lalloudes restaurant is a unique combination of national Greek dishes and Mediterranean specialties. Sun-dried tomatoes, flavored cheesecake, eggplant casserole with mozzarella cheese and traditional Italian pasta – this is the ultimate dream of any fan of culinary trends. You will also find Monteio restaurant next to Olympic village. This place also offers a wide range of regional dishes. Exclusive … Open
The picturesque suburban district of Kifisia is the location of another unusual hotel, Twentyone Hotel. The 21 guestroom hotel amazes its visitors with sophisticated, one-of-a-kind design. Walls in guestrooms are decorated with unusual artworks that remind of children drawings. All rooms feature colorful draping and paintings. In order to balance such a burst of colors, many accessories in guestrooms are white … Open
Traditions and mentality of Athens
While exploring the city, guests will see many teenager boys who sell newspapers and offer passers-by to clean their shoes or wash the car. The reason for this is in one of main problems of modern society – low level of income. Many families simply do not have enough money to send their children to school, so they start helping their parents from early age. If boys offer tourists to wash their cars, girls earn for … Open
Travel guide to Athens
Monastiraki. Monastiraki area is located to the north of Plaka. It has a lot in common with a bazaar (especially on Sundays), when hundreds of tradesmen bring their goods for sale. The market itself is situated on Abyssinia Square and in the street nearby (west from Monastiraki Square). After making a walk across Plaka and Monastiraki in the daytime, it would definitely be a good idea to spend an … Open