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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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Top Athens things to do

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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.

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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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The Stanley

Conveniently located 600 metres from Athens city centre and just steps from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, Stanley Hotel features a rooftop pool, 2 restaurants and 3 bars, including an open-air bar on the rooftop. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with free uninterrupted WiFi, and a 24-hour front...

Sofitel Athens Airport

The 5-star Sofitel Athens is conveniently located 50 metres from Athens International Airport. It offers 2 restaurants, a spa and an indoor heated pool with views over the airport. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout. Each of the modern rooms is soundproofed and appointed with comfortable beds. Units are...

Royal Olympic Hotel

A short walk from the Acropolis, 5-star Royal Olympic Hotel is located right in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Guests can taste traditional Greek cuisine or enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop Ioannis bar-restaurant offering panoramic views over the...

President Hotel

Located in the heart of Athens and 500 metres from Panormou Metro Station, President Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a beautiful rooftop terrace with a seasonal swimming pool. President provides spacious stylishly decorated rooms, most boasting lovely views of Athens. They are equipped with...

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Athens Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

Savor delicious Greek foods that will tantalize your taste buds during this 2.5-hour food tasting tour of Athens. You’ll voyage on foot and discover the 'big five' of Greek cuisine, including licorice-flavored ouzo, classic feta and olives, smooth olive oil and sesame seed–crusted rings of...

Athens Riviera Activities and Temple of Poseidon Private Tour

Savor sensational views of Cape Sounion and explorethe sacred Temple of Poseidon on this private half-day tour from Athens. Set out on a thrilling coastal drive along the picturesque Attica Riviera and enjoy complementary water sports.

Athens Kick-Start Private Tour

Kickstart your Athens visit with a local and get all the must-see insights for a memorable trip. Enjoy this private tour and discover the best attractions and hidden corners the city has to offer. Your local guide will give you all the answers to your travel-related questions!

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