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Athens - My fave places

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Athens is easy to explore, easy to get around and with a variety of attractions. It is recommended for everyone - family, friends, solo it does not matter.

Good for
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

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8 Places

Plaka

Neighbourhoods

Psirri

Neighbourhoods

Acropolis Museum

History Museums

Acropolis

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites

Monastiraki

Neighbourhoods

National Garden

Gardens

Ermou Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Anafiotika

Neighbourhoods

Anna P's City Tips

  • There is a daily pass and a weekly pass for the transportation - underground, bus, tram
  • Gratuity is included in restaurant bills
  • Plaka
    Neighbourhoods
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    Anna P Says:

    It is a very nice neighborhood, with nice cafes to sit and relax. It may be in the centre of Athens but it is a very quiet neighborhood.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Early in the morning or early afternoon to avoid the crowds
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 320 things to do in Athens
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The idea is exciting but it is quite simple 18/02/2020
    • Great stroll 17/02/2020
    • Plaka
    Other:
  • Psirri
    Neighbourhoods
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    Anna P Says:

    Psiri is a neighborhood in the centre of Athens with a lot of choices. You can eat, drink coffee or go for drinks at night. There are many places to choose from with a variety of entertainment.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take care of your things - never let them out of your sight
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 320 things to do in Athens
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonder around this area 22/01/2020
    • LINES OF RESTAURANTS 29/12/2019
    • Psirri
  • Acropolis Museum
    History Museums
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    Anna P Says:

    This is the new museum of Acropolis, with a lot of exhibits. A great place to visit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Avoid days where there is free entrance - usually on national holidays
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 320 things to do in Athens
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Must go! 19/02/2020
    • underwhelming 18/02/2020
    • Acropolis Museum
    Address:
    Dionysiou Areopagitou 15
    Athens 117 42
    Greece
    Phone:
    +30 21 0900 0900
    Other:
  • Acropolis
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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    Anna P Says:

    Great historical place. Perfect view of Athens. If you don't go there with a tour, study its history before you go

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Beware of rainy days - too slippery - and of sunny days - too hot.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 320 things to do in Athens
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Winter visit left the site nearly empty 19/02/2020
    • Decent and a must do while in Athens 19/02/2020
    • Acropolis
    Address:
    via Dionysiou Areopagitou str.
    Athens 105 58
    Greece
    Phone:
    +30 21 0321 4172
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Monastiraki
    Neighbourhoods
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    Anna P Says:

    A very good place for walking. It has many shops to buy souvenirs. Many places to sit for coffee or grab something to eat.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Beware of your things - it gets very crowded
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 320 things to do in Athens
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting shopping area 17/02/2020
    • FANTASTIC PLACE ALL OVER 10/02/2020
    • Monastiraki
  • National Garden
    Gardens
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    Anna P Says:

    Perfect place if you seek a break from anything you are doing. This is a place to sit and relax - no noise can be heard from the streets. There are some animals left in there so you can enjoy a little walk in the shade

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It closes at sunset
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 320 things to do in Athens
    • Very cute Geese 18/02/2020
    • Welcome green space 17/02/2020
    • National Garden
    Address:
    Leoforos Amalias 1
    Athens 10557
    Greece
    Phone:
    +30 21 0721 5019
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    Other:
  • Ermou Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Anna P Says:

    It is the most famous street for shopping in Athens. There are many shops to choose from - from shoes to clothes to anything you might want. At the little streets on the right and left of Ermou street there are many places to enjoy your coffee or a light lunch

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The shops are closed on Syndays - most of them are closed on Mondays and Wednesdays afternoon
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 320 things to do in Athens
    • Main Shopping Street. 18/02/2020
    • Nice Midday Lunch 14/02/2020
    • Ermou Street
    Phone:
    +30 21 3044 8799
    Other:
  • Anafiotika
    Neighbourhoods
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    Anna P Says:

    This neighborhood is part of Plaka. It is very nice, with wonderful houses. No noise can be heard from the cars. Nice places for coffee and food

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • It tends to get really crowded
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 320 things to do in Athens
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely Neighborhood 31/01/2020
    • A little village in Athens 06/01/2020
    • Anafiotika
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