Athens is a beautiful city in southern Europe and a city packed with ancient sights. Athens has a lively gay scene in contrast with other more conservative parts of Greece. Athens has a small and compact gay scene where you will find several bars and clubs. Most of the gay venues are located in the Gazi district, especially in- and around Keleou Street. Most hotels are situated close to the city center, around the Acropolis. However it is easy to visit the Gazi district by public transport or by taxi.
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Hotel King George is situated at a great location in Athens. From the hotel you can see the Acropolis. The Acropolis, the Parthenon and the famous Plaka district are less than one kilometer from Hotel King George. The hotel features excellent facilit
There are several holidays in Athens. Aside from New Year’s Day and Christmas Day, they also have Epiphany on the 6th of January and Greek Independence Day on the 25th of March. They have Clean Monday (Ash Monday), which has varying dates; 40 days before Easter which marks the beginning of Lent.
Athens has Orthodox Easter Monday, Orthodox Good Friday, and Pentecost Monday on variable dates. They have labor day on the 1st of May, Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the 15th of August, and “Oxi” Day on the 28th of October, a National Holiday. In addition to Christmas Day, they also have Boxing Day on December 25 and 26.
Usually, archaeological sites, stores, and museums are open or closed for limited hours. With this, you need to check online for your travel plan. You can enjoy different activities during the holidays in Athens.
The best times to visit Athens are around March to May and September to November. During these fall and spring months, you can enjoy a convenient weather and sunshine. June to August can bring extreme heat, while December to February is the winter season making these months not the ideal time to travel to Athens.
The landmarks, stores, and museums come with wide opening hours. It depends on the merchants to close and open if they wish. Smaller stores and big international clothing brands in Athens are open from 9 am to 9 pm from Monday to Friday. The shops are closed at 6 pm on Saturdays.
Traditional and smaller shops are usually closed at lunchtime, from around 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The shops on Sundays are closed except for souvenir stores such as Pandrosou, Mitropoleos, Adrianou, and more.
On the other hand, the museums in Athens come with different opening hours depending on the week and season. Usually, museums are open around 8:30 am to 3 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Museums are closed on Mondays, but the most-visited ones are open all week long.
The nearest airport is Athens International Airport which is 12.8 miles or 20.6 kilometers from Athens. Another nearby airport is Syros Island National Airport which is 77.8 miles or 125.2 kilometers from the city. There are also other nearby airports like Skyros Island National Airport and Skiathos International Airport, but it may take a longer time to get into the city.
You can go to gay friendly hotels from the airport with three options of transportation: bus, metro, and taxi. If you’re conscious to budget, the cheapest option is through the public bus, which is only 6€ for a one-way ticket.
If you want the fastest option, you can take an Athens airport taxi that costs about 38€ for each ride. You can also prefer the metro that leaves each 30 minutes and costs around 10€ one-way. You can choose the means of transportation according to your needs and budget.
You can go to gay friendly hotels Athens from the Stathmos Larisis Central Train Station through taxi, bus, and metro. You can also rent a car for safety, especially this time of the pandemic.
It is easy to find a parking spot in Athens. The parking rules in Athens can be different from other cities in Greece. Athens comes with paid and free parking. Parking spaces with “P” signs are divided to zones and marked with color: 1) Yellow – parking for police, commercial, and government vehicles, 2) Blue-paid parking, and 3) White-free parking. Meanwhile, be careful to avoid penalties for illegal parking.
Using public transport in Athens is easy. The city’s public transport system is reliable and affordable. It coves most of the place and suburbs. You can use other public transportation with a similar ticket that costs about € 1.40 valid for 90 minutes.
You can use public transportation, including metro, suburban railway, buses and trolleybuses, and tram.
Yes, it is easy to get a taxi in Athens. However, be careful in taxi scams for your safety. From Athens airport, get your taxi from the official and clear marked taxi ranks wherein a policeman dispatches them.
It is worth it to wait in line since you have the assurance that they are licensed and will charge you the correct fare.
Athens comes with beautiful main attractions that can give you breathtaking views. One of the city’s top attractions is Acropolis that has the Parthenon temple. It is the center of the ancient city and serves as a citadel with its protected hilltop location.
They also have wonderful museums, including the Acropolis Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, National Archeology Museum, and more.
You can also take selfies with their Olympieion: Temple of Olympian Zeus, the biggest temple in ancient Greece. If you want to go shopping, you can go to Monastiraki & the Flea Market.
Aside from the main attractions mentioned above, there are other beautiful attractions you can explore in Athens.
The Acropolis is the main attraction for many travelers. It was the center of the ancient city and a constant reminder to us of the glory of ancient Athens. It has the Parthenon temple, which is its most emblematic building.
You can be amazed by the beautiful views of Acropolis. The gay hotels Athens where you can stay during your visit to Acropolis include Crowne Plaza Hotel, Herodian Hotel, AVA Hotel Athens, AD Athens Luxury Rooms and Suites, and more.
There are many museums you can visit in Athens. Some of their famous museums are the Acropolis Museum, National Archaeology Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, and Byzantine Museum.
Most bars and restaurants in Athens are located in Kolonaki and Syntagma. Most bars are open all day and all night. You can enjoy good food and beautiful music and entertainment in their bars and restaurants.