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Top 10 Things To Do In Athens


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Athens is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Here’s ten of the top things to do in Athens during a city break.

Top things to do in Athens

Top things to do in Athens

If you’re planning a trip to Greece this year, be sure to include Athens in your travel plans.

The birthplace of democracy and the heart of  Ancient Greece, Athens has plenty of things to see.

Here’s 10 of the top things to do in Athens.

1. Temple Of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Zeus in Athens, Greece

If you are looking for things to do in Athens, you probably already know there’s really no escaping the temples, nor should you even consider doing it!

Greece is a country with a vast, rich culture, and its stunning capital is sure to transport you all the way back to ancient times through the outstanding architecture alone.

Greek mythology is filled with tales of greatness and beauty, and while walking through the Temple Of Olympian Zeus, an ode to the king of gods himself that took centuries to complete, you might just feel thunder shaking above you.

2. Plaka

Some cool street art in Athens

Walking through this beautiful neighbourhood, you’ll feel all the energy and charm of the Greek islands flowing through you without actually having to visit them.

Resting right underneath the watchful eyes of the Acropolis, the Plaka is a must see for those visiting the city. You can see remnants of ancient buildings spread throughout the streets and feel both cozy and entertained, thanks to the many small businesses that have been established there.

You will find nice restaurants for very reasonable prices, cute and dainty establishments selling souvenirs, and more than a couple little artisan shops for more traditional items.

Attached to Plaka is Athens ‘hidden village’ of Anafiotika. The houses here make you think you are walking through a Greek island town! There’s also some great little street art in this area as well.

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