There are plenty if fantastic museums to visit, however in order to get a real understanding of Athens we recommend walking the streets of the city and visiting some of these sites:

  • Spend an afternoon visiting the famous world heritage site: the Acropolis of Athens and the new museum.
  • Walk in the areas of Plaka (with the narrow alleys under the hill of Acropolis).  There are lots of restaurants and bars in this area.
  • Go to Monastiraki square and visit the flea market (Ifestou 2, Athina 105 55, Greece)
  • Drink a Greek coffee or freddo espresso in the square of St. Eirini (near Monastiraki)
  • Take Ermou street all the way to Syntagma square and watch the changing of the guard in the parliament (change every hour on the hour).
  • If you have time search if there is performance in the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
  • If you’re looking for a drink, Athens is well known for the night life. Here are some great options:

*All these areas are safe for walking at night.

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