Athens, Greece, travel, information Athens Survival Guide

Matt Barrett's Guide to Athens, Greece

This is my index page for all my Athens Survival Guide. There are thousands of pages of information and it is easy to get lost. This guide will give you the tools to survive and thrive in my favorite city: Athens, Greece. You can read about hotels, restaurants, archaeological sites, nightlife, beaches and daytrips to nearby islands and beaches and towns on the mainland. My Athens Guide may not be as fancy as some of the other travel sites but I think you will find it to be the most fun to use. Save it to your favorite travel places so you can find it again or use it as your homepage while planning your trip to Greece.

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Basic Athens Information

Walking In Athens

Travel Agents & Services

Getting Out of Athens

Other Helpful Athens Info

Athens Photo Tours & Articles

Other Greece Websites

About Matt's
Travel Sites


Basic Athens Information

Getting to Athens:
Tips on flights for bargain hunters
and info on ferries from Italy

When To Go:
The weather for Athens by the season
and what to pack

Arrival in Athens:
What to expect when you get off the plane including changing money and getting to the city

Hotels in Athens:
Where to stay and how to stay
there cheaply

  Travel Agents in Athens:
In my opinion these are the best

  Athens Plaka Guide: 
My favorite town in the shadow of the acropolis

Athens Restaurants:
A helpful Guide to good eating

Greek Food:
What to eat and how to say it and how it looks

Acropolis of Athens:
You can't miss this

Late Night in Athens:
What to do when dinner is over

Staying in Contact:
Internet Cafes and Phones

Breakfast in Athens:
If there is no room service there are options

Psiri
Nightlife Center of Athens

Athens Nightlife:
Club listings

The Best Coffee in Athens

The New Attika Zoological Park
The 2nd largest bird collection in the world!

The Athens Metro is Here!  

George the Famous Taxi Driver:
Athens most valuable asset

Buses:
Instructions and variety  

The Athens Coastal Tram

Museums of Athens:
Listing and Description

Matt's Tips
for Jetlag and Insomnia 

Schedules and Fares
for Trains, Buses and, Airport Shuttles

Practical Athens Information
Hospitals, Currency, Country Info etc    

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Walking in Athens

Map of Athens

Monastiraki Flea Market:
Ever on Sundays

The Athens Market:
My favorite place

Shopping in Athens

Omonia and Beyond
Getting Better all the Time

Sunday in Abysinia Square:
Athens Antique Paradise

Kolonaki and Lykavitos:
Greece's answer to Park Ave

National Gardens: 
The Amazon rainforest in downtown Athens

Strollering Through Athens:
Traveling with Children or not...read this

Thission
A pretty cool place to Be

Syntagma Square:
It's Back!

The 1st Cemetery

The Great Outdoors:
The Greenery is plentiful and expanding

In Search of Old Buildings
Who says Athens is a concrete jungle?

Kerameikos
Ancient Cemetery
of Athens

Information for Wheelchair Users
from an Athens 2004 Paralympic Athlete

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Services in Athens

Travel Agents in Athens:
Only the Best

Hotels in Athens:
Where to stay and how to stay there cheaply

Yachts, Sailboats
and Sailing Schools

Gold and Jewelery:
Where to buy

Melissinos:
The Poet-Sandalmaker of Athens  

George the Famous Taxi Driver 

Churches in Athens
AA Meetings too

Villas of Greece
Apartments in Athens too

What Things Cost in
Restaurants and Shops

Assistance for Foreigners
Residence permits, employment, weddings, education, immigration and more

Limousine Service
Airport-Business and Tours

Art and Artists
in Athens and Around Greece

  Athens Guide for Palm Pilot
with GPS Maps

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New Sightseeing Bus

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Getting Out of Athens

Rafina & Other Day-Trips:
Beaches too

Aegina, Poros and Hydra:
The nearby Islands

How to Go to Greek Island
Step by Step Directions

The Argolis
Mycenae, Epidavros and Nafplio

  Fantasy Travel of Greece
Mainland , the islands, cruises and More!

Beaches of Athens
Where to Swim

Ferry Boats in Pireaus:
Helpful map and information

Lake Vouliagmeni
You Don't have to go far to find natural healing springs

The Curse of Eleusis
Did the theft of a statue 200 years ago curse the land of Eleusis?

George's Taxi Excursions:
Get out of town the fun way

Travel Agents:
My Recommendations

Car Rentals:
The Best agencies in Athens  

The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

  Lavrion

  Going Home

Weekly Ferry Schedules

Wine Tours

A Walking Trip in Pireaus

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Other Helpful Athens Info

Map of Central Athens

Books:
What to read to enhance your visit to Greece

Bureacracy in Athens:
A True story

Rain in Athens?:
Just in case...

Gifts: 
What to bring home from Athens or what to bring as gifts to Athens.

The Language:
Speak Greek in Two Months!

Patsa:
Life-enhancing soup of the working class

What Music to Buy
My Favorite Greek CDs

Fear of War and Terrorism:
Don't worry. Athens is Safe

Amvrazi and Vrettos:
Two of my favorite journalists in Athens.

Newspapers: 
What to read and where to find them

  The Olympics
Yes they are over but you can still
look at my photos

Stray Dogs: An Athenian problem

The Athens Marathon
The original Marathon
 

  Souvlaki:
Greece's Gift to Fast Food

Socrates Drank The Conium:
Greece's Greatest Rock Group

   Something new and helpful is
Matt's Travel Tips.

Bringing A Group?
Helpful work-page for Churches, schools, cultural organizations coming to Greece

Crime and Scams

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NEW! Weekend in Athens
Making the most of a very short visit

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Photo Tours of Athens and Other Stuff

On The Acropolis: A Photo Journey

Lykavittos: The View from the Top

Matt's Best of Athens Page

Central Market Photo Journey

Flea Market Photo Journey

Ermou Street Photo Journey

 National Museum Photo Tour

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Matt Barrett for Mayor?
Read the Athens News Endorcement

Psiri Photo Tour

Athens Photo Album

Laiki Farmers Markets

Athens: The Way It Used To Be

Byzart
Tthe Ancient Greek Jewelry of Andrea Jerome

Geniko Emborio Eklekton
Proionton Naxos

Street People of Athens

Naxos Lamb and Cheese
Market in Psiri

The Great Snowstorm
of 2002

Christmas in Greece:
If you are thinking of traveling to Greece for the Christmas Holidays

NEW! The Elgin Marbles
They are not in Athens yet but they may be soon. This is their story.

Travel Links

Athens Photos: The Sixties

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Athens Photos: Everyday Athens

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