Friday, June 23, 2006
Temporary CHANGE OF PACE - ATHENS - GREECE
While I try to get back "on subject" during the week-end, here's something to keep you reading. I will be adding to all sections, including an article here by me. Thank you all for returning over and over to visit the site which is getting more and more viewers from all over the world and is being expanded with some Farsi bilingual posts in a new section. I have a ton of all kinds of stuff to post and write but have to set aside other responsibilities to get it done. Including a very serious, large scale business and operating plan that will be shelved over the weekend. Several more sites have put up links to me here and the word is spreading that there's decent thought and material to be had. Even if it relates to a perfect laptop. PLEASE pass the www.antimullah.com link to all your friends and contacts. And for what it's worth I get a dozen visits every week from inside Iran, so spread the word there, too.
Some of you had said that you are planning a trip to Greece. I just received this from friend Stella which will be a great help to you. Kalo Taxidi! Athens Survival Guide
Matt Barrett's Guide to Athens, Greece 2006
This is my index page for all my Athens Survival Guide. Save it to your favorite places so you can find it again. There are thousands of pages of information and it is easy to get lost. This guide will give you the tools to survive and thrive in my favorite city: Athens, Greece. Introduction: About Athens Basic Athens Information Walking In Athens Travel Agents & Services Getting Out of Athens Other Helpful Athens Info Athens Photo Tours & Articles Other Greece Websites Other Matt Travel Sites Basic Athens Information Getting to Athens: Tips on flights for bargain huntersand info on ferries from Italy When To Go: The weather for Athens by the seasonand what to pack Arrival in Athens:What to expect when you get off the plane including changing money and getting to the city Hotels in Athens: Where to stay and how to staythere cheaply Travel Agents in Athens:In my opinion these are the best Athens Plaka Guide: My favorite town in the shadow of the acropolis Athens Restaurants: A helpful Guide to good eating Greek Food: What to eat and how to say it and how it looks Acropolis of Athens: You can't miss this Late Night in Athens: What to do when dinner is over Staying in Contact:Internet Cafes and Phones Breakfast in Athens: If there is no room service there are options Psiri Nightlife Center of Athens Athens Nightlife: Club listings The Best Coffee in Athens The New Attika Zoological ParkThe 2nd largest bird collection in the world! The Athens Metro is Here! George the Famous Taxi Driver: Athens most valuable asset Buses: Instructions and variety The Athens Coastal Tram Museums of Athens: Listing and Description Matt's Tips for Jetlag and Insomnia Schedules and Faresfor Trains, Buses and, Airport Shuttles Practical Athens InformationHospitals, Currency, Country Info etc Return to Top Walking in Athens Map of Athens Monastiraki Flea Market: Ever on Sundays The Athens Market: My favorite place Shopping in Athens Omonia and Beyond Getting Better all the Time Sunday in Abysinia Square: Athens Antique Paradise Kolonaki and Lykavitos: Greece's answer to Park Ave National Gardens: The Amazon rainforest in downtown Athens Strollering Through Athens: Traveling with Children or not...read this ThissionA pretty cool place to Be Syntagma Square: It's Back! The 1st Cemetery The Great Outdoors: The Greenery is plentiful and expanding In Search of Old Buildings Who says Athens is a concrete jungle? Kerameikos Ancient Cemeteryof Athens Information for Wheelchair Usersfrom an Athens 2004 Paralympic Athlete A Walking Trip in Pireaus New Sightseeing Bus Return to Top Services in Athens Travel Agents in Athens: Only the Best Hotels in Athens: Where to stay and how to stay there cheaply Yachts, Sailboatsand Sailing Schools Gold and Jewelery: Where to buy Melissinos: The Poet-Sandalmaker of Athens George the Famous Taxi Driver Churches in AthensAA Meetings too Villas of GreeceApartments in Athens too What Things Cost inRestaurants and Shops Assistance for Foreigners Residence permits, employment, weddings, education, immigration and more Limousine ServiceAirport-Business and Tours Art and Artistsin Athens and Around Greece Athens Guide for Palm Pilotwith GPS Maps Return to Top Getting Out of Athens Rafina & Other Day-Trips: Beaches too Aegina, Poros and Hydra: The nearby Islands How to Go to Greek Island Step by Step Directions The Argolis Mycenae, Epidavros and Nafplio Fantasy Travel of GreeceMainland , the islands, cruises and More! Beaches of AthensWhere to Swim Ferry Boats in Pireaus: Helpful map and information Lake Vouliagmeni You Don't have to go far to find natural healing springs The Curse of Eleusis Did the theft of a statue 200 years ago curse the land of Eleusis? George's Taxi Excursions: Get out of town the fun way Travel Agents: My Recommendations Car Rentals: The Best agencies in Athens The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion Lavrion Going Home Weekly Ferry Schedules Return to Top Other Helpful Athens Info Map of Central Athens Books: What to read to enhance your visit to Greece Bureacracy in Athens: A True story Rain in Athens?: Just in case... Gifts: What to bring home from Athens or what to bring as gifts to Athens. The Language: Speak Greek in Two Months! Patsa: Life-enhancing soup of the working class What Music to Buy My Favorite Greek CDs Fear of War and Terrorism: Don't worry. Athens is Safe Amvrazi and Vrettos:Two of my favorite journalists in Athens. Newspapers: What to read and where to find them The OlympicsYes they are over but you can stilllook at my photos Stray Dogs: An Athenian problem The Athens MarathonThe original Marathon Souvlaki: Greece's Gift to Fast Food Socrates Drank The Conium:Greece's Greatest Rock Group Something new and helpful isMatt's Travel Tips. Bringing A Group?Helpful work-page for Churches, schools, cultural organizations coming to Greece Crime and Scams Return to Top Summer EventsIncluding Athens Festival, Herod Atticus, Epidavros, Lycabettus and Megaron Photo Tours of Athens and Other Stuff On The Acropolis: A Photo Journey Lykavittos: The View from the Top Matt's Best of Athens Page Central Market Photo Journey Flea Market Photo Journey Ermou Street Photo Journey National Museum Photo Tour Temple of Olympian Zeus Matt Barrett for Mayor?Read the Athens News Endorcement Psiri Photo Tour Athens Photo Album Laiki Farmers Markets Athens: The Way It Used To Be Byzart Tthe Ancient Greek Jewelry of Andrea Jerome Geniko Emborio EklektonProionton Naxos Street People of Athens Naxos Lamb and CheeseMarket in Psiri The Great Snowstormof 2002 Christmas in Greece: If you are thinking of traveling to Greece for the Christmas Holidays NEW! The Elgin MarblesThey are not in Athens yet but they may be soon. This is their story. Travel Links Return to Top Questions about Athens or Greece? You can e-mail email@example.com If you find my Athens Survival Guide useful and you would like to show your appreciation why not let people know about the site on the numerous travel boards on the internet or linking to it from your blog or website. Because I don't have the big advertising budgets of the major travel sites many people don't find me until after they have made all their plans and wish they had found my information sooner. Help spread the word about Matt Barrett's Greece Travel Guides. If you found these guides helpful and want to help continue the work, please support the services I recommend.Without their help these pages and this website would not exist. Return to Top The Athens Survival Guide is Copyright 1998 and updated continuously by Matt Barrett