Is Athens worth visiting?

Is Athens worth visiting?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's filthy and covered with street "art".

    All the good greek art is either in Paris or in London anyways.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely, just be aware you're going to a shithole.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's a shithole I liked the port Piraeus but the financial district looks like it belongs in Africa.

      Been to 100+ cities around the world, Athens in summer is my favourite.

      Be aware of where you’re going, and that it isn’t some highly sanitised, dressed up corporate city like most European capitals.

      https://i.imgur.com/Y4q4YGy.jpg

      2 days max.
      Get the Athens multi pass so you can see all the 5 major exhibitions.

      As others have said, majority of the city is genuinely a shithole with a few marble and limestone spectacles littered about.

      Food is pretty good if you like kebab meat and or seafood. Walking around the paths are a deathtrap because of how shittily maintained the place is.

      Most people go to Piraeus and go to the big islands, but we found it was 100x better going to the smaller less visited islands like Agistri. You can eBike around the entire island in less than 90mins and travel to some pretty based beaches with nobody about

      Pic - cost less than $14

      https://i.imgur.com/JETTdG0.jpg

      Ill also say, Athens is hands down the nosiest fucking city I have ever been to in Europe.
      Trucks driving up narrow side streets, blaring horns, and every fucker on mopeds and motor bikes.

      We stayed on an 8th floor AirBnB with sound proofing and it felt like there was a Moped in our room every night. Had to buy ear plugs. The noise often died down about 5am and started up again at 6am

      Pic - A beach in South Agistri. The waters are spectacularly blue

      Don’t be a retard like me and prebook multiple weeks there. It’s not like Italy where all of the historical monuments and buildings are well preserved. You can see most of the shit worth seeing in two days. Outside of the historical stuff the city kind of sucks. Probably the worst place I’ve spent an extended amount of time. Just kind of a depressing place, Greece is clearly not doing well at all economically and the food sucks. Greeks are also not particularly friendly compared to other Europeans.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It’s

        Been to 100+ cities around the world, Athens in summer is my favourite.

        Be aware of where you’re going, and that it isn’t some highly sanitised, dressed up corporate city like most European capitals.

        replying here here.

        For me, the complete opposite.

        Athens was the first place I ever solo travelled to. I’d never been somewhere as clumsily busy, as noisy and polluted, yet so romantic, soulful and beautiful.

        I had my days exploring odd, rough and interesting neighbourhoods. Where one end of the street would have commie squatters partying throughout the week and the other side, groups of riot police ready to go with submachine guns in hand and full combat gear at all hours of the day and night. All whilst old people would sit by on another side playing checkers and enjoy the Greek sun watching it all pass by.

        I’d go out to a few clubs and bars, all of which were electric, absolutely rammed full of people. I walked back to my hotel on the other side of the city with no phone one night, exploring old winding streets and passages in the warm Greek summer night breeze, passing by groups of rabid looking homeless schizos, old bookshops still open, a group of dancing women and a man getting violently beaten by Greek police dressed head to toe in black combat gear. My hotel was at the top of a hill, I looked back and saw the Acropolis lit up, shining in the night so beautifully against the backdrop of the city. Out of all of the worlds monuments I’ve seen, the Acropolis at night is easily one of the most beautiful.

        The next day I took a bus to the beach, and felt like I was transported to a completely different place altogether. Pristine white sand, clear water, it was incredible.

        Honestly, I rate Athens 10/10, if you want somewhere more modern, metropolitan or sanitised there are a million other places.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a shithole I liked the port Piraeus but the financial district looks like it belongs in Africa.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Been to 100+ cities around the world, Athens in summer is my favourite.

    Be aware of where you’re going, and that it isn’t some highly sanitised, dressed up corporate city like most European capitals.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    2 days max.
    Get the Athens multi pass so you can see all the 5 major exhibitions.

    As others have said, majority of the city is genuinely a shithole with a few marble and limestone spectacles littered about.

    Food is pretty good if you like kebab meat and or seafood. Walking around the paths are a deathtrap because of how shittily maintained the place is.

    Most people go to Piraeus and go to the big islands, but we found it was 100x better going to the smaller less visited islands like Agistri. You can eBike around the entire island in less than 90mins and travel to some pretty based beaches with nobody about

    Pic - cost less than $14

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ill also say, Athens is hands down the nosiest fucking city I have ever been to in Europe.
    Trucks driving up narrow side streets, blaring horns, and every fucker on mopeds and motor bikes.

    We stayed on an 8th floor AirBnB with sound proofing and it felt like there was a Moped in our room every night. Had to buy ear plugs. The noise often died down about 5am and started up again at 6am

    Pic - A beach in South Agistri. The waters are spectacularly blue

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Greece

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that depends. do you want to live your myth?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Athens is pure soul, dirty stinking, hot and humid soul

    that being said LEAVING Athens is the best part of Greece as everything is so pristine, quiet and clean in comparison

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The views atop Mt Lycabettus are pretty impressive. We lucked out as the sun came out right after a torrential rainstorm

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Athens is one of my favourite cities I've ever been to. Disgusting, dirty, grimy but absolutely great. It's a vibe you'll love or hate. Had so much fun walking around the streets, seeing all the ancient sites and petting all the cats. Very comfy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why is there so many fucking stray cats in Athens?
      The tourist attractions are overrun by them

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >grim
    This is interesting but I don't know if I can cope with that exploring it alone.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah

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