3 Things You Must See in Athens

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  1. fittwotravel says:

    Great tips! Were heading to Athens (unfortunately for too short) in 2 weeks so we will have to hit up these places. Its always nice to have options outside of the normal “must-see” places.

    1. Oh I am SO SO SO excited for you!! Athens is amazing, you will have the best time!! Happy Travels!

  2. We haven’t been to Athens yet!! I can’t wait to travel there in order to see these impressive ruins!!

    1. It is so amazing – I definitely vote for yes! Ruins make my world go round ❤

  3. Steph says:

    Athens is my fave city too!

    I agree it’s not entirely necessary to enter the Acropolis site, you can get a better view of the Parthenon from Filopappou Hill or one of the many rooftop bars.

    Also, the restaurant in the Acropolis Museum is a good choice if you’re looking for something central that isn’t overpriced mediocre taverna food.

    1. A glass of wine and a rooftop view of the Acropolis is basically my perfect night in Athens – all lit up and amazing! ❤

  4. thelifeofasolivagant says:

    This makes me wish I had had more time in Athens. I only did a day there on a cruise and spent half the day at Poseidon’s temple. I need to go back and explore more.

    1. Athens is incredible, I highly recommend you visit again. I love the temple of Poseidon ❤ Glad you liked the post!!

  5. Thansk for sharing your list 🙂 I agree that I usually tend to avoid the biggest tourist places like the acropolis that everyone says you HAVE to do – usually i get there only to be greeted by huge crowds. So I appreciate your list of lesser known but more rewarding attractions instead!

    1. There is so much to do in Athens, yes the acropolis is important but there are so many options I think people forget that it’s not the ONLY thing in the city
      🙂

  6. Kim Bui says:

    Great list! Athens has been on my list since the beginning of time. Can’t believe you went there for your first solo trip, awesome!

    1. Athens is incredible, it wasnt exactly intentional to go there solo but I am so glad it went that way – changed my life!

  7. badfan says:

    Local food, culture and sights – looks like Psyrri would be my kind of place. I do plan to head to Greece this summer so will bookmark this.

    1. Psyrri is amazing, I have spent so much time there and I’m not sick of it. Have fun!

  8. Efthimis K. says:

    As a Greek I can never tell how tourists see Athens and what they think about it. I totally agree with your choices and with your comments. I would add the Stavros Niarchos Foundation which is our new gem. Psyrri is regaining its old fame given that during the last few years it has lost a bit of its charm. Thanks to new bars and cafés, it is more hip now!

    1. Oooooh I havent been to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, I’ll have to go this June! I love that Psyrri is picking up – I’ve loved it for years and to hear it’s getting better is awesome news 🙂

  9. Sara MacIntosh says:

    Greece is a place I have always wanted to go! All the history and culture is incredible! I will definitely be saving this post for future reference.

    1. Awesome to hear! Greece is amazing – have fun with it!

  10. Jean says:

    These are wonderful tips. It’s always great to get insider tips on different things to see in a city.

  11. This is a fresh perspective of Athens that looks beyond the Acropolis which is in many ways an iconic sight. I have always been fascinated by Greek history and culture and found this post really interesting and appealing. The new Acropolis museum seems like a pretty interesting place to visit.

    1. Thank you for your kind words 🙂 the new acropolis museum is a fantastic place, I highly recommend you visit.

  12. spiritedsloth says:

    This is really great. The Acropolis is magnificent, of course, but it’s also on every Athens list ever written, so I love that you’ve included some lesser discussed options! The only one I’m familiar with is Psyrri, which is such an amazing neighborhood. I could wander there for hours!

    1. Psyrri is amazing, i love having a chill out day in Psyrri! ❤

  13. Sara Broers says:

    Street art is popping up everywhere, even in Athens! I love that street art that is featuring that beautiful dog. From museums to amazing architecture and street art, what is not to love about a visit to Athens, right?

    1. There is beautiful street art in Athens ❤ ❤ Athens has everything in my opinion!

  14. Tami says:

    We also visited the National Museum, which was nice and cool and housed some amazing pieces of art and sculpture. On another day, we took a bus from Athens to see Delphi, which I highly recommend!

    1. Delphi is incredible, i have been twice now and i am still in love with it! So glad you loved Greece! 🙂

  15. Jenna Kvidt says:

    Great suggestions! We’ve been to Athens but missed all of these sites–will have to check them out next time for sure. Psyrri looks like a great neighborhood!

    1. Oh i am so glad it is useful for you! Happy Travels!!

  16. PackYourBaguios says:

    This is such a perfect post for me. I’ll be going to Athens in about a month. Pinned this!

    1. oh fantastic!! Glad to hear that it is useful! 🙂 I am so excited for you!

  17. Anita says:

    I have been wanting to go to Athens for quite some time. This is a very concise and detailed post of what to do, etc. I love how you integrated your IG photos along with what you liked about your trip. I honestly don’t know much about the Greek Islands and I looking forward to seeing everything.

    1. Thanks! I like using photos from my trips because it’s how i saw the place personally. 🙂 The islands are incredible! Happy travels!

  18. Hra Karidi says:

    I am from Athens… Great post my friend!! I am glad to hearing that you have a great time in my country 🙂 ❤

    1. Thank you! I absolutely adore Greece – i think it’s where my heart lives 🙂

  19. Editor says:

    I’ve only been to the Greek islands and not to mainland Greece. Now I have an excuse to do so. The Acropolis Museum looks absolutely fabulous. Lots to learn about Greece and the Greeks.

    1. So much to learn, the islands are amazing but there is something so special Athens ❤

  20. I have always wanted to visit Athens and see all these beautiful ancient monuments. I have always read about the greek mythology so would be great to explore these places!

    1. Athens is a beautiful place to start exploring Greek history, it is just everywhere! ❤

  21. Athens has always been on my travel bucket list. I’ll definitely take note of the places that you have mentioned! 🙂

    1. So glad you find it useful!

  22. weeattheroad says:

    Thank you for your post! Athens is one of the few European capitals still on my bucket list! Hope to visit soon 🙂

    1. That is so cool, cant wait for my list to be so extensive! hahah

  23. As someone who lives half the year in Athens I have to agree – well summarised!
    It’s great to explore the place like a local – and Psyrri district is distinct, as is Exarchia – well known for an ‘anarchist’ area but in actual fact, is pretty hip with many student bars (just with a lot of riot geared cops on street corners).
    I love that Athens is my second home!

    1. I loved Exarchia – spent a lot of time there last year, the first time i saw the riot police i was a bit like woooow ok… but i got over it as soon as the band started playing and the beer started flowing! XD

  24. Michaela says:

    I have heard a lot about the Acropolis Museum, definitely a place to check if I visit Athens one day! Thanks for sharing these tips!

    1. I wholeheartedly support! There are so many beautiful museums but the New Acropolis is one of the best in the world!

  25. sinam86 says:

    I wanted to go to Athens for such a long time now! Psyrri sounds like a great neighbourhood to stay – the street art looks amazing! I cannot wait to visit one day.

    1. It is absolutely amazing! ❤

  26. Athens looks incredible, I must visit Greece sometime and explore the whole country! It’s so beautiful!! Also will keep in mind that neighbourhood

    1. You really should! Greece is absolutely incredible!! 🙂

  27. That’s an interesting list of places to see in Athens. Great tips and very informative post. I am very much excited to visit Athens.

    1. Thanks! Enjoy this beautiful city 🙂

  28. chikonahoka says:

    Good recommendations! It’s been on bucket list for aaaages. I think I never got around to it because the different alphabet is intimidating lol

    1. Athens is wonderful! And there are tonnes of free apps you can use to learn the alphabet, once you get it down it’s easy! 🙂

  29. Athens is a beautiful place. The pics are very nice and the post is informative too. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  30. Sarah says:

    I’ve been to so many Greek Islands and not the mainland, what is wrong with me. I studied Ancient History so I feel like I know Athens’ history well, I really should go see it in person. Really informative and interesting post!

    1. Athens is amazing, I’m an ancient historian too! There’s something really incredible about having this information in your head and actually being in the place where it happened 😍

  31. Allison Wong says:

    Athens has so much history and it’s still on my list to go. I’ll definitely take note of you of tips in Athens.

    1. Glad to help! It’s a wonderful city ❤

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