A visit to Athens isn’t conceivable without a visit to the Acropolis. Must sees aside, and once you have your perfect picture stood in front of the Parthenon, there is a wealth of open and hidden gems beneath. Don’t feel like doing it all on foot? Try renting out electric bikes, the best way to explore the city.
Below is a list of our own suggestions.
Acropolis & Parthenon
The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most famous ancient archaeological sites in the world. Located on a limestone hill high above Athens.
Via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58
+30 210 321 4172
The Panathenaic Stadium
Home to the first modern Olympics, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. One of the main historic attractions of Athens, it is a must see.
Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou, Athens 11635
Agios Nikolaos Ragavas Church
This lovely church is really worth visiting. From the Byzantine era, it is restored and functioning and close to the Acropolis
Prytaniou 1, Plaka
Reachable through a maze of small streets, this little gem is lovely. Hidden on the north side of the Acropolis, it is delightful and Greek island like, as well as being very photogenic, so instantly instagrammable!
Herod Atticus Odeon
This second-century theatre built into the hillside is a sight to behold! (will be seen alongside a visit to Acropolis)
Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens
St. Sophia’s Church of Acropolis
This church is within the area of the acropolis and walking distance.
This stunning museum at the foot of the Acropolis southern slope showcases its surviving treasures.
Dionysiou Areopagitou, 15 Makrygianni
+30 210 9000900
A picturesque part of Athens, mostly pedestrianised, and one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. Wander around and take in the smells and sounds. Located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
A charming flea market full of character. Pop to Cafe Avissinia for some super fresh, home cooked food accompanied by accordion music.
Kinetou, Athens 10555
+30 210 321 7047
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Guarded by the Evzones of the Presidential Guard. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a war memorial located in Syntagma Square in Athens.