The Perfect Things to do in Athens

A vacation is a perfect way to relax you from the daily routine. Also, you get to see the new places and explore the cities you have never been to before. Athens, the capital of Greece is one of the most beautiful vacation spots to be at. The city is still dominated by the 5th century BC landmarks and monuments, giving the city altogether a different vibe. It is full of ancient temples and ruins which serve to be places full of Greek history and old times. Also, you can some of the most beautiful cafes and restaurant here.

If you are searching for travel planner to plan your trip, here is a perfect vacation guide.

Starting off with the amount of history Athens has got to offer, the Parthenon is a must visit if you are here. This ancient building symbolizes some of the highest achievements of mankind which brings millions of visitors every year. Also, do not forget to visit the Acropolis Museum if you visit the Parthenon. And there are some ancient theatres here which area must see. Theatre of Herod Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysius are those two theatres to see the architecture and wonder about how the shows used to happen in older times.
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Athens is no less when it comes to museums. The National Archaeological Museum is one of the greatest museums in the world. You won’t ever find a better collection of Greek sculpture, jewelry, pottery than here. Also, this museum boasts the Antikythera Device, a 2000 year old computer found in Antikythera. Apart from this, Athens also has Numismatic Museum for witnessing the coin collections and War Museum to experience the continuous history from ancient to modern Athens.

Of all the famous ancient ruins in Athens, the Ancient Agora is the most remarkable place to travel and experience the history of ancient Athens. You can find concert halls and beautiful temples dating back to the times of Socrates and Plato. The whole place is fascinating because of the history it holds making it one of the must visit place on your Athens trip.

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If you are into hiking places, then Mount Lycabettus is the perfect place to be at. There is also a café with an amazing view once you reach the top and an amphitheater to enjoy the live acts with the mountains in the background.

And a walk through the oldest neighborhood in Athens is a must on your vacation to Athens. Plaka is one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit in Athens. With some of the most colorful cafes and restaurants, this place is a laidback for spending a relaxed day. You must visit the outdoor cine-Paris and enjoy the movie on the roof of a building which adds up to your experience in the trip.

Psiri is the place to visit for amazing night clubs, cafes, restaurants and art galleries. You should definitely visit this place during Apokreas, the Greece’s carnival for spending some of the amazing nights with crowd.

Coming down to the temples of Athens, The Temple of Poseidon at the very tip of Attiki Peninsula is one of the most scenic temples you will ever see. The temple not only boasts the graffiti of Lord Byron but also experience the best sunsets after Santorini.

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Athens has a lot of great places when it comes down to shopping. And you should definitely visit these on your trip. Monastiraki flea market is the perfect place for shopping and witnessing some of the best street musician while sipping a coffee in a café.  Also, the Agro-Athens central market is a lively place for shopping.

Thus, Athens has its own charm with its ancient temples and museums followed by some of the most amazing people you will ever meet, making it one amazing destination for your next vacation.

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Discover Athens Beyond Acropolis

Being one of the oldest cities in the world, Athens is replete with Greek history. Though Athen’s history includes both sweet and bitter stories, the existing jaw dropping architectural examples are simply incomparable. Moreover, the city has more to offer than just Acropolis. Hence, if you are in a mood to explore the hidden gems of this city, you need to have the perfect Athens trip planner.

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According to the Athens trip planner, your first option should be the most popular attraction that highlights the skyline of Athens, that is, Acropolis. A visit to this place is a must! Explore the ruins and make sure you take a few snaps. However, your snaps might get photobombed because this place is always crowded. Moving down from here, take a look of the famous Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Till date, this open air theatre is the venue for many renowned concerts in Greece. Visit this theatre during day hours as it is less crowded during such hours. Then walk around Filopappos Hill. You might come across few spots from where you get the perfect panoramic view of the city. With these, don’t forget to pay a visit to other places like the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Agora and the National Archeological Museum.

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Your list of the best places to visit in Athens doesn’t end with the historical tour. Rather, it is time to explore the unheard region of the city and the name that comes up is Anafiotika – a 19th century old neighborhood. Small streets bordered with bougainvilleas dash whitewashed walls against the striking blue sky are definitely going to grab your attention. People often call this place as the haven for lazy cats. Hence, be careful while putting your steps as those small fluffy animals might be cozily sleeping in some corners of the lanes. Similarly, other places like Metaxourgeio and Psirri are equally beautiful because of the striking street arts that you get to see over here.

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Your next step should be exploring Athen’s flavors. And the best place to go for it is Plaka. Either you plan for a small bite or for a meal; Plaka’s restaurants are there to serve your appetite. With food comes shopping as well. And for that, Monastiraki’s flea market is your place. Remember your Athen’s things to do list will be incomplete unless you explore the Plaka’s stairs and the flea market.

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So if you wish to cherish the eternal beauty of Athens, start saving up for your summer vacation.