15 Things to do in Athens, Greece Travel Guide

Join us as we visit Athens, Greece in this travel covering 15 of the top things to do in the city with a focus on a combinations of attractions, experiences and food. Athens is one of our favorite cities in Europe and having a chance to revisit again was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. Ride the metro to get from place to place, wander around on food and sample lots of Greek food and you’ll soon find you feel more like a local than a tourist in Athens, Greece.

15 Things to do in Athens City Tour | Greece Travel Guide:

1) Acropolis of Athens (ακρόπολη)
2) Parthenon (Παρθενώνας)
3) Erechtheion (Ερέχθειο)
4) Greek Lunch in Athens
5) Pláka historic neighborhood in Athens (Πλάκα)
6) Hill of the Muses or Philopappu Monument (Μνημείο Φιλοπάππου)
7) Hadrian’s Arch (Αψίδα του Αδριανού)
8) Temple of Olympian Zeus (Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός)
9) National Garden of Athens (Εθνικός Κήπος)
10) Acropolis Museum (Παλαιό Μουσείο Ακρόπολης)
11) Café at Acropolis Museum
12) Athens Flea Market in Monastiraki (Μοναστηράκι)
13) Greek Street Food
14) Mount Lycabettus (Λυκαβηττός)
15) Piraeus (Πειραιάς)

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Our visit Athens travel guide covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to local Greek food, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day and by night including visiting the Acropolis, ruins, flea markets, cafes, lookout points and more. We cover activities you won’t find in a typical Athens tourism brochure, Athens itinerary or Athens, Greece city tour also known as
Αθηνα, Ελλάδα.

15 Things to do in Athens, Greece Travel Guide Video Transcript: (Αθηνα Ελλάδα):

In today’s video, we’re taking you to Athens!

Home to gods, goddesses and enough temples to house them all, the Greek capital is the place to get a glimpse of Ancient Greece.

This was our second time visiting the city, but with only 3 days, we decided to focus on the highlights. For us, that meant ancient ruins, lots of greek food, and a lookout point or two to catch the city looking her best right around sunset.

Let’s begin with the main attraction and a place that has dominated the city skyline for millennia: the Acropolis.

Contrary to popular belief, the Acropolis is not one single building, but rather, an ancient citadel which holds a few different structures.

The archaeological site is lined with ancient theatres, altars and temples, and once you reach the top, there are two places that will catch your eye.

The first is the Parthenon, an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Athena.

The other, is the Erechtheum, another temple that was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. It’s hard to miss its “Porch of the Maidens”, with its six draped female figures acting as support columns.

it was just a short walk over to the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Construction of this temple began in the 6th century BC and it wouldn’t be completed until the reign of Hadrian in the 2nd century AD.

It took about 638 years to build this temple, but it would have been the largest temple in Greece and one of the most impressive constructions of the ancient world.

While in Athens, we also climbed Mount Lycabettus.

This is a rather steep hill that rises 300 meters above sea level, and it’s a nice place to catch sunset over Athens.

As a travel tip: there is a funicular to take you up and down the hill if you want to save your legs!

In this video, we’re going to share with you 15 things to do in Athens, Greece, so let’s get started!

That’s a wrap for our guide to Athens!

We hope this video gave you a few ideas of what you can cover on a short visit.

If you have any other suggestions of things to do in Athens that you’d like to share with travellers, feel free to leave your travel tips in the comments below.

We’ll see you in the next video as we continue our travels through Greece.

This is part of our Travel in Greece video series showcasing Greek food, Greek culture and Greek cuisine.

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