Athens is a hilly city with many cobblestoned areas. However, unlike other old cities, Athens has a very good and accessible metro system.Oct 13, 2016
Here are 10 fun facts about Athens, Greece that you might not already know:
- It's Europe's oldest capital city.
- The ancient Olympic games were never actually held there.
- It was the birthplace of democracy.
- The marathon was named after a long run to Athens in 490 B.C.
- It was the first European Capital of Culture.
Both Athens and Rome had a good system of citizenship, but Rome had a better system. Rome had a better citizenship than Athens because they had less requirements, they were more organized, and they gave their citizens more fair rights. Rome had less requirements for someone to become a citizen than Athens.
Do accept an invitation for a lunch or dinner at their home. Greeks are very hospitable to foreign visitors. Bring a gift to show your gratitude. Don't thrust the palm of your hand in front of someone's face, it is considered a very rude gesture, so don't attempt to do this even jokingly!Aug 9, 2018
While meal prices in Athens can vary, the average cost of food in Athens is €30 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Athens should cost around €12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.Jun 1, 2021
The biggest issue in Athens is petty crime, rather than anything sinister. There are certain neighbourhoods where the risk of being a victim of crime is heightened. You should be extra vigilant in the neighbourhoods of Omonia, Exarchia, Monastiraki, Syntagma, and Patissia – especially at night.Oct 15, 2020