There are a plethora of places to visit and things to do in the city of Athens, Greece. You should have no problem filling your time in Athens with wonderful memories and beautiful snapshots. Here are some places to start:
Make sure to see the Acropolis and the Parthenon. This is known as one of the many wonders of the ancient world. Not only is it a great place to spend time, but also money. There is a ticket you can buy that allows you to see the other important archeological sites as well.
Traveling abroad is expensive, even if you’re on a smart budget, but that doesn’t mean you should limit your tourism to a minimum.
In an ideal world, you’ll have time to visit the Theater of Herodes Atticus, the Theater of Dionysus, and the Ancient Agora during your Athens vacation, as each of these places will have their own merits that you’ll want to discover.
Be sure to set aside enough time to explore these areas so you don’t feel too rushed.
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is just a short walk from Syntagma. It will likely take you half an hour to an hour to comfortably complete the walk. It may seem like a long walk, but when you get there you will find that it was worth your effort to get there.
There is no better museum on the planet to see a collection of ancient Greek sculpture. Jewelry, pottery, and items found in a shipwreck off Antikithera Island are also on display at the National Archaeological Museum.
Even if you’re not a history buff or interested in history in the slightest, you’ll have a hard time not finding almost everything in the National Archaeological Museum fascinating.
For those of you who can’t get enough of history anymore, you’ll probably want to camp here and never leave. There is such a wide variety of exhibits at the National Archaeological Museum that you can’t help but get carried away and want to spend the whole day there.
Regardless of how you feel about shopping, no trip to Athens is complete without a visit to the Angora-Athens market. Regardless of your tastes and preferences for fish, meat and vegetables, you will find that the most likely place is the central market on Athinas street.
Make a stop at the market whenever it suits your day. Early in the morning the trucks unload and you can join most of the Athenian shoppers around noon.
During this time you will feel like you are a native of Athens. Be sure to ask the locals about their favorite foods at this market. They shop here all the time and may point you in the direction of some food and find you wouldn’t have a chance to try any other time.
Even if it’s something you’re not entirely comfortable with, try trying the new foods you find in this market if you want to have a true Greek experience during your stay in Athens.
If you can, you might seriously consider taking time to climb Mount Lycabettus. If you decide to push yourself, stunning views and an exceptional cafe await you. If you can’t do the hike but want to see the top of the mountain, you can catch a train near the top of the mountain. Many visitors say that hiking up the mountain is great fun, even if climbing the mountain was difficult.
You will likely walk through a neighborhood or two on your way down the mountain. Each of these small neighborhoods has its own inhabitants with aspects of their Greek culture that are unique to their neighborhood.
If you have been fascinated by Greek customs up to this point in your trip, you may want to consider trying to spend more time on your walk around the wonderful Mount Lycabettus.