Things to Do in Athens, Greece

Viktor Grasztity

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Things to Do in Athens, Greece

Athens is the perfect destination for a city tour combined with a few days at the beach. Visit some ancient ruins, enjoy some contemporary art, eat like a king, and at night sip on some delicious cocktails at a rooftop bar overlooking the Acropolis.

Ruins

A trip to Athens cannot be complete without seeing at least one of its world-famous archaeological sites.

Image - Acropolis of Athens
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Acropolis of Athens
Viktor :If you don't want to wait in line in the scorching sun, buy a combined ticket to all 7 ruins of Athens at any of the other sites, and you can see them all in 5 days. It is worth it.
Image - Ancient Agora of Athens
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Ancient Agora of Athens
Viktor :Best-known example of an ancient Greek agora right next to the Acropolis
Image - Hadrian's Library
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Hadrian's Library
Viktor :Library of the Roman emperor Hadrian opposite the ancient agora
Image - Keramikos Archaeological Site
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Keramikos Archaeological Site
Viktor :The ancient potters' quarter
Image - Temple of Olympian Zeus
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Temple of Olympian Zeus
Viktor :Temple dedicated to the Greek god Zeus
Image - Roman Forum
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Roman Forum
Viktor :The Roman Forum became the new center of ancient Athens after its construction in the 1st century BC
Image - Aristotle's Lyceum (Peripatetic School)
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Aristotle's Lyceum (Peripatetic School)
Viktor :Aristotle's famous school of philosophy. The attribute peripatetic refers to the fact that students and master learned while walking around the city.

Museums

Image - Acropolis Museum
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Acropolis Museum
Viktor :Museum of ancient sculpture
Image - Museum of Cycladic Art
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Museum of Cycladic Art
Viktor :This very special museum is dedicated to the ancient art of the Cycladic Islands of Greece. However, it regularly hosts temporary exhibitions of globally-renowned contemporary artists, such as Ai Weiwei or George Condo, just to name a few.
Image - Εθνικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης (ΕΜΣΤ)
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Εθνικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης (ΕΜΣΤ)
Viktor :The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens was originally a brewery. Its facade and interior was redone in 2016.

Beaches near Athens

Image - Vouliagmeni Beach, awarded with the blue flag.
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Vouliagmeni Beach, awarded with the blue flag.
Viktor :Perfect beach for a relaxing summer day
Image - Λίμνη Βουλιαγμένης
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Λίμνη Βουλιαγμένης
Viktor :If you want to go bathing, and you're up for something unique, visit Lake Vouliagmeni with its brackish water, towering rock formations, and spa fish.
Image - Kavouri Beach
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Kavouri Beach
Viktor :Also in Vouliagmeni

Food & drink

Image - Kuzina
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Kuzina
Viktor :Enjoy the delicious food and great service, while you watch the people passing by on the most central walking street in Athens.
Image - O Kostas
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O Kostas
Viktor :Best souvlaki in Athens. Closed in August
Image - 2 Mazi Restaurant
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2 Mazi Restaurant
Viktor :Exceptional fine dining experience. Can't miss.
Image - ΟΙΚΕΙΟ
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ΟΙΚΕΙΟ
Viktor :Traditional Greek restaurant. Closed in August
Image - MELIARTOS
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MELIARTOS
Viktor :Bakery close to the Acropolis. Perfect for a quick bite of delicious Greek bourekas.
Image - Taf Coffee
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Taf Coffee
Viktor :Best coffee in Athens
Image - The Ultimate Athens Food Guide
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The Ultimate Athens Food Guide

Night out

Image - Bios
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Bios
Viktor :Amazing selection of cocktails and a hip rooftop with stunning views of the Acropolis
Image - Gazi
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Gazi
Viktor :Gazi is the nightlife district of Athens. If you want a fun night out, there is a plethora of bars to choose from.
Image - Brettos
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Brettos
Viktor :Best bar in Athens