Athens’ stores sell some exquisite antiques and are generally reputed. Statuettes, glassware, ceramics and the like are great buys, but watch out for fakes- there are plenty of them floating around. Also keep in mind that you need the government’s approval to export antiques from the Byzantine and Hellenic ages.
As in the rest of Greece, in Athens too, you’re unlikely to have trouble finding a place to eat. The city’s streets swarm with ouzeries, tavernas, plush restaurants, bars and what not- serving everything from authentic Greek food to pizzas, burgers, pastas and whatever else you might care to sample. Traditional dishes like souvlaki, dolmades, tzatziki and moussaka are ubiquitous on local menus, and are usually good. Foodies are going to like Athens, but beware: too many tourists have complained that waiters in Athens have a tendency of getting you food you haven’t ordered - and then charging you for it. If you get something you didn’t order, don’t presume it’s a freebie. [...]
Most of modern Athens dates back only to the 19th century- so not much history there; but if you’re the kind who likes to explore, you’ve come to the right place. Athens has dozens of monuments which are just the thing for all those photographs you’ve got to take to show the folks back home. The pedestal upon which some of the most astounding landmarks are mounted is the flat topped Acropolis , which was constructed in the 5th century as a tribute to the goddess Athena (after whom the city is named). [...]
Maid of Athens, ere we part, Give, oh, give me back my heart!Lord byron 27 Aug 2014 Read more