From ancient wonders to trendy hotspots to amazing food, there are plenty of things to add to your Athens travel guide.
One of the world’s oldest cities, Athens is the capital of Greece and its largest city. It’s also home to a number of the world’s most famous historical sites. But Athens is more than just its landmarks; it’s a place where you can indulge in history, culture, and the warmth of its people, all against the backdrop of a modern metropolis that maintains its timeless charm.
Keep reading for the top 3 must-do’s when visiting Athens. And if you’re thinking of planning a trip to Athens but don’t want to plan, check out my Athens travel guide.
Top 3 Things To Do On Your Trip To Athens
»Experience The History Of Athens: It’s no surprise that Athens has an abundance of history. From the Acropolis, to the Parthenon, to the ancient Agora where democracy was born, there is literally history around every corner. Be sure to also visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and see the Acropolis Museum which has artifacts and sculptures from the Acropolis site.
»Go On A Walking Food Tour: Everyone I’ve talked to that has gone to Athens has RAVED about the walking food tours. You’ll discover hidden gems, from family-owned tavernas to modern eateries that reinvent traditional dishes. You’ll get to taste all the amazing dishes that Greece is known for like souvlaki and moussaka. Plus, your guide will show you more of the local spots and dishes. Trust me, a food tour is always a good idea.
»Spend Time In The Athens Riviera: When people think of Athens, they usually think of history and great food. But most a lot of people don’t realize that the Athens Riviera is a whole different side of Athens. Part of the Mediterranean, the Athens Riviera is an escape from the hustle of the city, and a world of luxury and relaxation. There are fun and glamorous beach clubs and great waterfront cafes. If you have time, I would definitely add the Athens Riviera to your Athens travel guide.
Looking for more to add to your Athens travel guide?
If you’re traveling to Athens and don’t have time (or patience) to plan, check out the ultimate Athens travel guide. It includes recommendations for:
»Where to stay
»How to get around
»Top things to do
»Top places to eat & drink
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