It’s that period of the year that shopping in Athens is even cheaper. Summer sales in Athens starts in mid-June and lasts until the end of August, so it’s the best time to visit the capital city of Greece and get the best bargains!read more
Which is the best time to visit Acropolis?
Visit Acropolis early in the morning or after 4.00' pm.
Acropolis and the Parthenon can be really populated during the pick time which is after 10.00′ am, while crowds of tourists and groups of cruise travelers visit the sacred rock. In summer time, after 13.00′ the sun is at the highest spot and the heat is really unbearable.
So, don’t visit Acropolis from 10.00′ to 16.00′. Visit it early in the morning or after 4pm; just double check the closing time and make sure that you will have about 2 to 2.30′ hours to spent on the hill.
Where can I find the best souvlaki in Athens?
In the suburbs! It's a bit tricky to find good quality souvlaki in the center of Athens :-(
There are a few nice choices in the center (such as Savvas on Ermou street and Kostas at Agias Eirinis square) but most of them are tourist traps.
Don't eat at Monastiraki souvlaki restaurants! OK, they are packed by Greeks and tourists, but that doesn't mean that they are good. Average quality of food, bad and loud service, expensive pricing... just choose an other option for your souvlaki or your gyros dish! Maybe somewhere at the suburbs or in a non-central, non-touristic area.