Category Discover Athens

Athens is widely known for being the birthplace of democracy, home to the imposing Parthenon, the Pnyx Hill, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, and other remarkable ancient sites. Being a city drenched in history, the Greek capital attracts hordes of tourists from all around the world eager to visit the city’s museums and landmarks. And while discovering Athens’ historic monuments is a reason on its own to visit the Greek capital, the city offers much more than meets the eye. Athens features numerous hidden spots, outdoor places, and alternative districts that showcase the city’s rich past and current urban culture. Explore the non-touristy side of Athens and get a proper taste of life in the Greek capital. All you have to do is to follow the locals’ lead, go off the beaten path, and see the city like a real Athenian. Get to know the Athenian neighborhoods and attractions and discover some of the best day trips you can have from Athens. Also, don’t miss our detailed guides on how to travel from Athens to the Greek islands. Observe the city’s art culture beyond the museums and get lost in its narrow picturesque alleys. Athens is a fascinating city offering endless reasons to add it to your travel bucket list. Discover each one of them at BTI Athens Travel Guide and let the capital of Greece enchant you.

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A Hidden Foodie Oasis: Visit the Athens Central Market

Athens is certainly a lot more than just age-old monuments and a plethora of museums, thus if you need a break from touring historical sites, Athens Central Market is a definite place to visit! The busy central market of Athens (or as called by locals: “Varvakios”, or “Dimotiki Agora”) perfectly shows how the Athenians enjoy life.
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Discover The Ancient Agora of Athens

One of the most incredible and mesmerizing sights in Greece is the Ancient Agora of Athens, which once used to be the center for trade, commerce, and politics. Today, situated in the heart of Athens, the Ancient Agora marks the…

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Athens Local Products

As you surely know you can find a lot of tasty and lovely traditional local products in Greece. Even if the best places to buy qualitative products are in small villages or islands, Athens also has a few places where…

Roman Agora of Athens

Roman Agora of Athens

They say Athens is the eye of Greece, the mother of arts and eloquence. A key component, which contributed a lot to this fame earned by Athens, was the Roman Agora of Athens. The literal meaning of the word Agora…

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