Things to Do in Athens, Greece

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Viktor Grasztity

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.

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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.
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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
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Image - Hadrian's Library
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Hadrian's Library
Viktor:Library of the Roman emperor Hadrian opposite the ancient agora
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Image - Keramikos Archaeological Site
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Keramikos Archaeological Site
Viktor:The ancient potters' quarter
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Image - Temple of Olympian Zeus
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Temple of Olympian Zeus
Viktor:Temple dedicated to the Greek god Zeus
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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
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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.
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Museums

Image - Acropolis Museum
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Acropolis Museum
Viktor:Museum of ancient sculpture
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Image - Kavouri Beach
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Kavouri Beach
Viktor:Also in Vouliagmeni
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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.
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Image - O Kostas
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O Kostas
Viktor:Best souvlaki in Athens. Closed in August
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Image - 2 Mazi Restaurant
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2 Mazi Restaurant
Viktor:Exceptional fine dining experience. Can't miss.
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Image - ΟΙΚΕΙΟ
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ΟΙΚΕΙΟ
Viktor:Traditional Greek restaurant. Closed in August
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Image - MELIARTOS
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MELIARTOS
Viktor:Bakery close to the Acropolis. Perfect for a quick bite of delicious Greek bourekas.
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Image - Taf Coffee
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Taf Coffee
Viktor:Best coffee in Athens
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The Ultimate Athens Food Guide
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Night out

Image - Bios
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Bios
Viktor:Amazing selection of cocktails and a hip rooftop with stunning views of the Acropolis
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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.
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Image - Brettos
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Brettos
Viktor:Best bar in Athens
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Wanderguide map

  1. Acropolis of Athens
  2. Ancient Agora of Athens
  3. Hadrian's Library
  4. Keramikos Archaeological Site
  5. Temple of Olympian Zeus
  6. Roman Forum
  7. Aristotle's Lyceum (Peripatetic School)
  8. Athens Day Tour-Skip The Line: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Plaka And Local Food
  9. Athens Photography Tour
  10. Acropolis Museum
  11. Museum of Cycladic Art
  12. Εθνικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης (ΕΜΣΤ)
  13. Vouliagmeni Beach, awarded with the blue flag.
  14. Λίμνη Βουλιαγμένης
  15. Kavouri Beach
  16. Kuzina
  17. O Kostas
  18. 2 Mazi Restaurant
  19. ΟΙΚΕΙΟ
  20. MELIARTOS
  21. Taf Coffee
  22. Bios
  23. Gazi
  24. Brettos
  25. Athens By Night: Small Group Sightseeing With Drinks And Food Tasting
  26. Athens Airport Arrival Private Transfer (1 To 4 Pax)
  27. Athens Airport Departure Private Transfer (1 To 4 Pax)
  28. Athens Airport Arrival Private Transfer (5 To 8 Pax)
  29. Athens Airport Departure Private Transfer (5 To 8 Pax)
  30. Athens Airport Arrival Private Transfer (9 To 12 Pax)
  31. Athens Airport Departure Private Transfer (9 To 12 Pax)
  32. Piraeus Port Arrival Private Transfer (1 To 4 Pax)
  33. Piraeus Port Departure Private Transfer (1 To 4 Pax)
  34. Piraeus Port Arrival Private Transfer (5 To 8 Pax)
  35. Piraeus Port Departure Private Transfer (5 To 8 Pax)
  36. Piraeus Port Arrival Private Transfer (9 To 12 Pax)
  37. Piraeus Port Departure Private Transfer (9 To 12 Pax)
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