Despite the financial crisis, Greeks’ mentality and the beautiful weather of Athens and the islands help locals keep their positive attitude towards life. According to Greeks, music is a powerful medicine that helps them overcome any obstacles of their life.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.
How much should I tip in Athens?
In Greece, the service fee is always included in the price that you pay. Tipping is not.
In fact, tipping is a matter of how satisfied you are from the service provided. If you are happy with your waiter, your receptionist, the housekeeper or your taxi driver you may leave generous tips. If not, by leaving no tips at all is a way to show your dissatisfaction!
In general when you tip somebody you round the amount to the next euro, next five euros or next ten euros depending on the total that you are asked to pay. For example if your bill is 8 euros, you may leave 10 euros, if it is 46 euros, you may leave 50 euros etc... A regular tip should be 7%-20% on the bill. The happiest you are with the service, the higher the tip you may give!