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Any bad areas in Athens?

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Any bad areas in Athens?

Any bad areas that we should stay out of at night?

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1. Re: Any bad areas in Athens?

Athens is a really safe city..BUT like any city in the world, it has gritty, not so lovely spots.

I cannot imagine that a tourist would find a really bad area unless you really got sidetracked and lost.

Staying in a well located hotel, and going to the typical and atypical attractions should have you going about your business, safe, and unthreatened.

You will see things like "avoid Omonia Square"..not because its unsafe, just kind of like Times Square in the early 1980's... "earthy and not refined"..

you will be fine in Athens, watch your pockets in crowds,trains, buses...heads up and eyes wide open, just as you should be in any place unfamiliar to you.

go have fun...you are going to love it!

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2. Re: Any bad areas in Athens?

The only REALLY unsafe place in the Athens region is ZEFYRI which is around 35 kilometers away from the city center,this is strictly ROM (gipsy) teritory and of course no one in his right mind would ever go there after dark.

Of course I've never even been there and I've been living in Athens for more than I want to remember...:)

The backstreets of Omonia have been cleared from drugs & prostitution lately but of course in the typicall Greek way (the ladies & dealers have simply been mooved 4-5 block to the west...:):))

It's not a pretty sight & you do need to pay attn. but they are not "dangerous" (unless of course you want to get involved in drug dealing & prostitution...)

The rest of Athens is TOTALLY safe at ANY time.

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