My Guide for Athens

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Alexander Lattas

Athens in 3 days

One of the oldest cities in the world and also the one with the most theatrical stages in the world. The country where the Greek salad comes from, it just cannot go wrong!

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Historical Sights

Like nothing else you have ever seen

Image - National Archaeological Museum
National Archaeological Museum
Alexander:The largest archaeological museum in Greece!
Image - Academy of Athens
Academy of Athens
Alexander:The highest research establishment in the country in a gorgeous complex of neoclassical buildings.
Image - Syntagma (Constitution) Square
Syntagma (Constitution) Square
Alexander:Very touristy, but perfect to use as starting point for many interesting walks around the city
Image - Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Alexander:Remains of a former colossal temple at the center of Athens
Image - Panathenaic Stadium
Panathenaic Stadium
Alexander:Gooorgeous maintained stadium used for Olympics and marathon races
Image - Ancient Agora of Athens
Ancient Agora of Athens
Alexander:The heart of ancient Athens. Libraries, the awesome Hephaestus temple and much more. Go go go!
Image - Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis of Athens
Alexander:Don’t go, it sucks... kidding!
Image - Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum
Alexander:An excellent and modern representation of The Parthenon, its marble and the history of Acropolis
Image - Filopappou
Alexander:Ancient historical walking hill with ancient stuff and observatory and view to acropolis. May not be too safe in the night.
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Restaurants, bars & markets

Momix: molecular coctails, Kandavlos: awesome souvlaki.

Image - Psyri
Alexander:Greek traditional and old going out places. Definitely try sweets at Σερμπετόσπιτο! Many nice places for raki, beers, nargile and thrift sh
Image - Koukaki
Alexander:Nice area for local food and drinks.

Nature and more


Image - Mount Lycabettus
Mount Lycabettus
Alexander:Gorgeous view and restaurant from up. Worth it! They area under it, has nice old houses, laographic museum and cycladic art museum.
Image - National Garden
National Garden
Alexander:Usually at this time they also have Christmas market


Generally paid less attention but the tourists, but really deserves its share in your tour! Best seafood around and great places for drinks and awesome nightlife. Better use the green metro line, but you may need bus to go to them after.

Image - Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Alexander:Super gorgeous opera-library-more-stuff building
Image - Varoulko seaside
Varoulko seaside
Alexander:Drinks, seafood and more local cuisine around this area.

Short Day-Trips

Recommend taking a day trip there. They are 1-3h away with bus or car.

Image - Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Alexander:Delphi has more ancient magic than all the rest of Greece combined. Check closing times as in the winter it doesn’t stay much open.
Image - Temple Of Poseidon
Temple Of Poseidon
Alexander:Beautiful ruins by the sea that offer the best sunset in Greece
Image - Mycenae
Alexander:The most ancient of ancient Greece and where Helen of Troy was a Queen
Image - Epidaurus Theatre
Epidaurus Theatre
Alexander:Huge ancient theatre with regular plays in the summer
Image - Aegina
Alexander:Beautiful island with beaches, seafood, temples and peanuts

Wonderguide map

  1. National Archaeological Museum
  2. Academy of Athens
  3. National Library of Greece
  4. The Athens Concert Hall
  5. Syntagma (Constitution) Square
  6. Temple of Olympian Zeus
  7. Hadrian's Arch
  8. Panathenaic Stadium
  9. Ancient Agora of Athens
  10. Acropolis of Athens
  11. Acropolis Museum
  12. Filopappou
  13. Epidaurus Theatre
  14. Psyri
  15. Koukaki
  16. Mount Lycabettus
  17. National Garden
  18. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
  19. Flisvos Marina
  20. Varoulko seaside
  21. Temple of Apollo In Delphi
  22. Temple Of Poseidon
  23. Mycenae
  24. Epidaurus Theatre
  25. Aegina

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