Tips: Taxi drivers in Greece sometimes don’t use their meter for tourists and often the price they demand for the journey will be ALOT more. Beware, my family and I were lucky enough to met an honest Greek man who told us about this scam.
My visit to Greece dates back to 2010, during which many riots took place and my family were having second thoughts about cancelling the holiday prior to our visit. Luckily, the riots only took place exclusively outside Parliament Square which is located in the city center and after 7 pm the street would be cleaned so it wouldn’t distract any traffic on the next day.
when we arrived at the airport, you can book any boat trip at the local travel agent’s counter and from what I can remember, dad booked the boat trips for a day out to three nearby islands ( Hydra and the rest I can’t remember) However, if you just want to stay in Athens then all the historical buildings are close by so there is no need to spend extra money on expensive tours. We stayed at a 5 star hotel called ”Classical Athens Imperial” and it had very pretty views on the rooftop at night!
Sites worth to see at Athens
The Acropolis and the Parthenon
I’ve visited these sites below by booking a tour at a Greek travel agency:
Ancient Greek theatre at Epidaurus
The Lion Gate
NOTE: my holiday in central Greece only lasted about 4 or 5 days so it was a rather short trip and everyday’s agenda was jam-packed so I had to get up pretty early in the morning to wait for a tour bus outside the Hotel to pick us up. Though since I’m into sightseeing or cultural experiencing, it was worth it!!