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Getting around Athens

Much of the city center is walkable, and large areas, like the Dionysiou Areopagitou and Apostolou Pavlou walkways around the Acropolis and the shopping street Ermou, are pedestrianized. Traffic here is crazy—skip renting a car. But if you must rent, make it a Smart car—they’re smaller, easier to park, and cost less when you take them on ferries. Budget offers Smarts for about $67 per day. If you ever get lost in Athens, seek out a young person for directions—virtually all of them study English in school.

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