A Rough Guide for Athens!

In these hot summer days I would be more than happy to give you suggestions about great vacation spots of Greece, including its famous islands where you can enjoy your holiday and have a tranquil, relaxing time at the natural beaches. However, this essay is to address Athens in a broad sense with its well-known historical monuments, rich and delicious cuisine, and a glimpse of daily life in the capital.

On these grounds, I will try to share my recent observations with my best of knowledge and goodwill rather than fulfilling a mission or professional duty. In this dossier you will find basic background information as well as places to go and things to do and taste.     


pantheon                                          (The Parthenon – Acropolis)        


Although the title is “A Rough Guide for Athens” you will find in this file rather comprehensive information. Athens is a historical city and the capital of Greece. But more importantly many of Classical civilizations’ intellectual and artistic ideas originated there, and the city is generally considered to be the birthplace of Western civilization. Therefore, writing a 3 or 4 day-trip guide on things to do in Athens would be a disrespect to this cultural heritage, in my understanding. So, I decided to start with introducing its history, geographical position and climate and continue in the second part about suggestions on places to go and things to do in Athens in 4 days. As I acknowledge that it might be boring to read this brief introduction or you might already know it beforehand than you can directly start reading from page 7 for the practical information before your travel.  

Enjoy your stay in Athens!


Please click on the link for the file “A Rough Guide for the Athens“.


Ergun UNUTMAZ, 13/07/2014