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Athens trip planner is an online agenda for your trip to the historic capital of the ancient and powerful civilization of Greece. The itineraries in this page offer a complete package of the top attractions, things to do, restaurants events and tours in the Greek capital. The plans in the page are flexible so you can change them and adjust to your tastes and preferences.

Athens is the capital of Greece and the largest city of the country. Each building in Athens has its story to tell. The city is dominated by 5th century BC monuments that are the standing proof of the ancient civilization that lived here. You would love to stroll around its streets and discover the divine heritage of the city on each corner.

Any traveler coming to Athens can choose his own list of attraction and places to visit, however there are several destinations that one shouldn't miss out.

Start your Athens trip from the Plaka district. Plaka is the old town of Athens, the ancient historical neighborhood. It lies on the slopes of the Acropolis. Stroll around district and explore its labyrinthine streets decorated with flowers, neoclassical mansions and houses with red tile roofs. Discover ancient sites like the Stoa of Attalos, Greek and the Roman Agora or Hadrian's Library.

Of course, the marvelous Acropolis is on top of the to see list of every Athens visitor. It is an ancient citadel standing on the edge of a rocky mountain overlooking the city of Athens. The first stone of Acropolis was laid in 447 BC. It contains remains of ancient buildings of huge historic significance.

For a Greek cultural experience visit the Benaki Museum. It arranges several satellite museums and galleries, the premier of which is the museum of Greek culture. It exhibits Greek art-works from ancient prehistorical times to 20th century.

For a panoramic outlook of Athens, head to Mount Lycabettus. Up there you will get to enjoy a breathtaking view of Athens and Aegean Sea.

If you have a longer time to stay and enjoy your visit check out our trip planner for more attractions and events.

Best time of the year to plan your trip to Athens is between March and May and from September to November. Weather then is agreeable so you can avoid the unpleasant freeze or heat weather. Moreover, attractions are less crowded, as well as accommodation and flight prices are relatively cheaper.

Our trip planner has collected a number of itineraries for any traveler to arrange their Athens trip faster, easier and more effective!

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Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum is a museum dedicated to archaeology based on the findings from the Acropolis of Athens. Acropolis Museum is designed to house every artifact and object found during excavations in Acropolis and its surroundings. Those objects date from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine era. Up to 4,000 objects are on display.

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Acropolis of Athens is the symbol of the city and standing proof of ancient Greek civilization. It is an ancient citadel standing on the edge of a rocky mountain overlooking the city of Athens. The name "acropolis" in Greek means a complex built on a high hill, "akro" for edge and "polis" for city.

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Parthenon is a 5th century BC temple in the Acropolis of Athens. It is the everlasting symbol of Athens. One of the greatest cultural monuments in the world. The temple honors the Greek goddess Athena. Construction of classical Parthenon took place between 447-432 BC to become the centerpiece of Acropolis complex.

Plaka District

Plaka is the old town of Athens, the ancient historical neighborhood. It lies on the slopes of the Acropolis. It is also famous as the neighborhood of the Gods for it is close to Acropolis.

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Electra Metropolis

Located in the heart of Athens, just 200 metres from Syntagma Square, the modern Electra Metropolis boasts a small, rooftop pool with waterfall effect, and a sun terrace with views over the city. Gourmet dishes and refreshing cocktails can be enjoyed at the top-floor restaurant or at the M Bar...

Wyndham Grand Athens

Just steps from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, the modern Wyndham Grand Athens boasts a rooftop outdoor pool and bar-restaurant with panoramic views over the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill and the Saronic Gulf. Guests can pamper themselves at the spa centre, stay fit at the fully equipped gym or enjoy a...

Small Funny World Athens

Surrounded by numerous bars and restaurants, Small Funny World Athens is set in the heart of Athens. Major landmarks and touristic attractions of the city lie within a short walking distance of the property. Free WiFi is provided. Guests in Small Funny World Athens can book a single bed and share the...

Hotel Lozenge

Set in the high-end Kolonaki area of Athens, just steps from designer's shops, Hotel Lozenge offers rooms and suites with free WiFi access. The historical centre of Athens can be reached within a short walk. Modernly decorated with well-chosen furnishings and soft colours, all units at Lozenge come...

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Top Athens tours

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Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Visit Delphi – one of the most important archeological sites in Greek history – on this full-day trip from Athens! Traveling with an expert guide, you’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town, home to the Temple of Apollo, and stroll around Delphi Archeological Museum. Learn all about...

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent sightseeing tour includes a delicious Greek lunch and ship transfers. Sightsee, shop, swim or join exciting excursions, like a trip to the...

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on a 3.5-hour morning or afternoon tour by luxury coach. With an expert guide on hand to explain all the top Athens attractions, the tour passes Constitution Square and Panathenaic Stadium — home of the first modern Olympic...

City Sightseeing Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the best sights in Athens on-board our iconic open-top double-decker City Sightseeing tour bus. With 3 routes to choose from – Athens, Piraeus and Beach Riviera - and 37 tour stops in total, there’s no better way to explore the dozens of attractions and landmarks Athens has to offer!...

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