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Every year the Greek capital attracts millions of tourists. Peak tourist season is the summer months, so if you want without the hassles and crowds to get acquainted with Athens, we recommend that you come to the city in early spring or late fall. This time of year the weather is clear, it is rare rainfall, no chilly wind and cold.
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Athens is notorious for its traffic jams. Therefore it is best to move around the city by metro or on foot. The Athens metro consists of three lines, which are organized in such a way that you can fairly quickly get from one end of town to another. The metro station is equipped with cards in English, diagrams are very clear and simple. The metro runs from 05:30 to 00:00. You can buy a single day ticket – it costs 4 € or for a week 14 Euro. The cost of a single trip is 1.4 euros.
The night in Athens
It is difficult to imagine a city full of museums and attractions than Athens. In the city are still ongoing archaeological excavations, explored the new necropolises and settlements. Every year emerge new facts from the life of Athens and its inhabitants. Needless to say, the majority of travelers arrive in the Greek capital, to touch the history of Ancient Greece and see the Parthenon and other world famous monuments.
Attractions
The city’s main attraction – the Acropolis. It is visible from almost anywhere in the city. At the foot of the Acropolis is Plaka, an old district with colorful houses, winding streets and taverns. If you walk down the street in the lower part of the city, you can walk to the National archaeological Museum, whose collection of antiquities is considered one of the best in the world. The Museum of Greek folk art features a beautiful and colorful exhibits that perfectly reflect Greek art. The Frissiras Museum is the only one in Greece, the Museum offers to get acquainted with modern European art. His collection includes over 3 000 sculptures, paintings, prints and other works of art.
Markets and shops
Journey in the Greek markets is to start with Central market. Here you can find everything from herbs and spices to pottery and jewelry handmade. If you are tired of the usual magnets with views of the Parthenon and plates with a map of Greece, in this market you can find unusual Souvenirs. If you don’t want to go shopping in the city centre, pay attention to the stores in the neighborhood where you live. Every week, often on weekends, in every district of Athens is a street market. The sellers of local shops and stores early in the morning put your products on open trays in front of the store and attract customers. Believe me, if you spend a little time, make sure you buy memory something nice.
Where to stay
Planning a trip to Athens in the summer, then you should take care of the hotel. Since mid-summer and especially in August, the price of hotel rooms is soaring, but despite this, almost all the hotels are overcrowded. Tourists, who plan most of the time to devote to acquaintance with the historical monuments, we recommend to choose hotels in Plaka and Syntagma. From here you can quickly walk to the Acropolis, without wasting time standing in long hours of traffic jams. From the roofs of the hotels located in these areas, a clear view of the historical part of Athens. The Central market, Monastiraki and thiseio areas perfect for lovers of night life and shopping. And for those who prefer a holiday in a luxury hotel should pay attention to Makriyanni district, which is located next to the metro station Acropolis.

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