Athens Attractions

Top Things to Do in Athens, Greece

Things to Do in Athens

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  • Ron
    Savannah, GA653 contributions
    Once in a lifetime experience. It’s too bad Italians damaged the place badly, and lord Elgin robbed it. Be sure to get bottles of water before you get to the entrance to avoid paying 4.50 euro at the small stand by the entrance. Note that only water allowed; no colored liquids.
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • jane w
    Grasonville, MD32 contributions
    We were finishing another tour and asked out guide to drop us off at the museum at the end of the day. It worked out perfectly. It was a Friday evening and the museum opened till 10 pm through September. There was no line and no crowd. They are not doing Audio tours due to Covid restrictions. However the videos and inscriptions throughout the exhibit were very informative.
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • BRDman7
    Vancouver, Canada314 contributions
    A great place to see with your own eyes while visiting the area. the commanding hilltop location offers amazing views out over Athens.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Nathaniel
    Malta34 contributions
    This museum is full of historical artefacts it has a great collections of statues of gods and Greek heroes, weapons and vases. I am a huge fan of ancient Greek vases and this museum has a huge collection of original vases. There was also a small part of the museum about ancient Egypt which was very interesting. I would definitely recommend this museum for history lovers!
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • BRDman7
    Vancouver, Canada314 contributions
    The Plaka is a wonderful neighborhood to stroll through, people watch, grab a bite to eat or do some shopping while taking a break from the historic locations around.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Ron
    Savannah, GA653 contributions
    Views of Athens from the top were spectacular. We took a cable car to the top and walked down afterwards. It’s a shame a little church at the top was closed.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK3,921 contributions
    Easy to find as most things are in Athens. Lovely ancient Olympian venue, the entrance fee of 10 euros each you get a handheld guide. You can walk all the way around, just be aware the entrance is also the exit. Near the ticket office are the washrooms you need to have 1 euro in change ready as it does not give change.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK3,921 contributions
    As you look down from the viewing point you get to realise how magnificent it was in its heyday. The way it was set so the full audience could see and hear, there was a gentle breeze blowing up the hill which must have been like air conditioning. The view from there was worth the heat and slog up the hill.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland2,586 contributions
    I visited here at the end of August 2022. At first this appears a confusing enough jumble of ruins. However, I got a much better perspective and understanding after visiting the museum in the Stoa of Attalos. The most complete building here is the Temple of Hephaestus and from here you get a very good view across the full site.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland2,586 contributions
    I visited here at the end of August 2022. I decided to take a walk up Philopappos hill to enjoy some evening views. The walk up was straightforward and there are some wonderful views at the top. It was 7pm when I arrived at the main monument and there were plenty of other people about.

    I stayed up here for over an hour and my favourite view was on nearby Phyx hill as by the time I got there the sun was starting to set and there were fabulous views across to the Acropolis.

    I came down out of the hills on the Thissio side which is full off restaurants and cafes with views of the Acropolis.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK3,921 contributions
    A short walk up hill and you arrive at the temple, the view is lovely as is the breeze as it was a tad warm. The temple has loads of carving if you look at the higher parts of the walls. People were working on the ground so we were not allowed in, which was a pity. As i would of liked to walk through.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK3,921 contributions
    Narrow winding passages with worn steps from all of the feet that have travelled that way. Quaint little houses perched on the sides of the mountain. Old Greece as you always like to see.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland2,586 contributions
    I visited here at the end of August 2022. It was only a 20 minute walk from my hotel in Plaka. This is a wonderful varied museum which includes ceramics, art, jewellery and costumes from different periods. The displays are mainly in chronological order and easy to follow. The museum is air conditioned and wasn’t busy when I was there so it was a very nice couple of hours away from the heat and the crowds.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • jaybeeFL
    Palm Harbor, FL3,014 contributions
    Trekking through this neighborhood you have the opportunity to experience ancient Greek sites like the old market (agora), Hadrian's Library, and the Stoa of Attalos, while passing streets jammed with souvenir shops, those hawking cheap knock offs and row after row of restaurants and bars. What a mix!!! The place is usually quite crowded especially with tourists so be prepared to weave and bob your way through the maze of streets and passageways.
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • NCTravelFam
    ForsythCounty, NC49 contributions
    We really enjoyed this museum in Athens, smaller and more focused than the well regarded National Museum. The antiquities on display were accompanied by informative explanations. As suggested, we began on the top floor and worked our way down. The museum was an easy walk from the Plaka.
    Written 24 September 2022
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