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10 essential tips for traveling to Athens

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This guide for travel to Athens It will help you organize a trip and not miss anything important in one of the oldest cities in the world, which we are sure, will end up falling in love.
Cradle of Western civilization, in Athens you can see incredible archaeological sites of Ancient Greece such as the Acropolis, stroll through charming neighborhoods like Plaka and Monastiraki as well as delight the palate with delicious typical Greek dishes, among many other things.
In addition, another of the great possibilities that Athens gives, if you complete all the visits of the city, is to be able to take a ferry from Piraeus and in a few hours, spend a few days relaxing in the paradisiacal Greek islands.

Based on the 3 days we were in the city during our trip to Greece, we have made this selection of what we believe are the 10 essential tips for traveling to Athens. We start!

1. What is the best time?

The best time to make a trip to Athens It is from April to June and from September to October, when the temperatures are more pleasant, the prices of the hotels are lower and there is not so much tourism.
In summer, especially July and August, temperatures usually exceed 30 degrees and the heat is suffocating and also, islands such as Mykonos and Santorini, are very crowded by cruise tourism.
The worst time to travel is in winter when there is a good chance of rain and few hours of sun, although temperatures remain warm.



2. Required documentation and security

For travel to Athens o Greece, if you are a Spanish citizen or from another country in the European Union, you only need to show your ID or Passport, without needing to obtain a visa. If you are not from any EU country we recommend you check the official website or call the Greek Embassy of your country or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to find out what are the required documents.

Another of the almost essential documents, although not mandatory, is the European Health Card that allows you to receive the necessary health benefits if you suffer any mishap, free of charge.
Anyway, if you want to carry a wider coverage or you are not a citizen of the European Union, we recommend you to take the best travel insurance to Europe to have services such as repatriation, which is not included in this card.

We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.

Monastiraki neighborhood

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