Travel Tips

Make the Most of Your Stay

Money Saving Tips

  • If you plan on visiting several historical sites it's worth getting the special ticket package (Full: €30, Reduced: €15). This ticket is valid for 5 days and is valid for the following sites: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Archaeological Site of Lykeion, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis.
  • Stay in a cheaper area such as Omonia or Sarri – Although these areas are both slightly off the main tourist trail they offer lower prices and are still near to the city centre. Sarri will often suit younger travellers as there are many alternative bars and cafes, often covered with eyepopping street art.
  • Visit in the off-season – June and July are the busiest months and as such come with the highest prices. Visiting outside of these months will not only mean cooler weather but a smaller hole in your pocket.
  • Try the street food – Bagels, Falafel and Gryos (greek meat or vegetarian souvlaki wraps) can often be found for a few euros and are usually pretty good!

Currency

If you run out of euros and need to exchange a different currency then theres no need to worry, Bureau de change offices are common place in areas such as Plaka and Syntagma. Please see contact details of the most popular exchanges below:

1. GPK Foreign Exchange, Agiou Konstantinou 6, Athina 104 31, Greece tel. +30 21 0522 8075

2. Thireos Money Center, 4, Athina 104 31, Greece tel. +30 21 0523 2244

3. Eurochange Hellas, Karagiorgi Servias 4, Athina 105 62, Greece tel. +30 21 0322 0005

4. Aftab Currency, Menandrou 54, Athina 104 31, Greece tel. +30 21 9872 3533

5. Worldlink, Theatrou 6, Athens, tel. +30 210 3232844


Health

As with most European Countries tourist may access healthcare through European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This will cover you for any treatment needed until your planned return at either a low cost or for free.

Please also see a list of pharmacies below:

1. Korres Pharmacy, Eratosthenous ke Ivikou, Athina 116 35, Greece tel. +30 21 0756 0600

2. Lolas Antonios, Mitropoleos 54, Athina 105 63, Greece tel. +30 210 3312462/Adrianou 109, Plaka, tel. +30 210 3245948

3. Mpakakos Georgios, Agiou Konstantinou 3, Athina 104 31, Greece tel. +30 21 0523 4401

4. Maragkos Pharmacy, Leof. Alexandras 119, Athina 114 75, Greece tel. +30 21 0643 0080

5. Taouil Athanassios, Damagitou 29, Athina 116 32, Greece tel. +30 21 1101 8610

In medical emergencies phone 166 for the Athens Ambulance Service.

Language - Common Phrases

Greek
Phonetic
English
Καλημέρα
Kalimera
Good morning
Καλό απόγευμα
Kalispera
Good afternoon / evening
Καληνύχτα
Kalinikta
Good night
Πώς είσαι
Ti kanis?
How are you?
Πολύ καλά
Polikala
Very well
Ναί
Ne
Yes
Οχι
Ohi
No
Παρακαλώ
Parakalo
Please
θέλω
Thelo
I want
θα ήθελα
Tha Ithela
I would like
Μου αρέσει Ελλάδα
Mou arései Elláda
I like Greece
Αντιο σας
Antio sas
Good bye
Ο καιρός είναι ζεστός
O kairós eínai zestós
The weather is hot
Ευχαριστώ
Efcharistó
Thank you
Παρακαλώ
Parakalo
You are welcome

Eating out

Cinque Wine & Deli Bar

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Cinque is a cosy wine and deli bar. Located in the historical center of Athens, in the quiet neighborhood of Psirri. Food lovers keen try some greek delicacies will not be disapointed!

www.cinque.gr

Dinner in the Sky

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Few restuarants can claim to beat the views offered by Dinner in the Sky. A table for 22 people and experienced chefs preparing a 5 course menu are lifted up to 50 metres above the city for a once in a life time experience.

www.dinnerinthesky.gr

iFeel Cafe Restaurant

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The Ifeel cafe restuarant is great at any time of the day a warm smile and a simple yet delicious menu will make you feel like home.

www.ifeelathens.com

Aleria Restaurant

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Aleria Restaurant is located in the city centre on Megalou Alexandrou Street, in the neighbourhood of Metaxourgeio in Athens. The restaurant sits in an old, beautifully decorated mansion. A must visit for those seeking to try some of the best traditional Greek food.

www.aleria.gr