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Popular Attractions in Athens

If you're a first time visitor to Athens, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Athens.

What are some good attractions in Athens?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Athens.

Acropolis of Athens
Attica, Attica 21 0321 4172
Makri 6 Athens, Attica 302109234594
Acropolis Museum
15 Areopagitou Street Athens, Attica 21 0900 0900
Avissynias Square Athens, Greece 21 0331 7805
Omonia Square
Πλατεία Ομονοίας Αθήνα, Αττική
National Gardens
Athens, Greece 21 0721 5019
Monastiraki Square
Athens, Greece
Mt Lycabettus
Athens, Greece
Theatre of Dionysus
25 Mitseon Athens, Greece 21 0322 4625
Panathenaic Stadium
Λεωφ. Βασιλέως Κωνσταντίνου Athens, Greece 21 0752 2984
Athens, Greece
Theorias Athens, Greece
Academy of Athens
28 Λεωφ. Ελευθερίου Βενιζέλου Athens, Greece 21 0366 4700
Vouliagmeni Suites
Athens, Greece 21 0896 4570
13 Βρασίδα Athens, Greece 21 0721 0501

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"A must is the Acropolis of Athens (two to three hours)."  See More

"Sounio is a great visit as is the Parthenon and the entire southern part of the cite starting from Glyfada and moving down the coast to Lagonisi."  See More

"Visit the Acropolis Museum first, as it's right next to the metro (station Akropoli, line 2/red) and then proceed via the pedestrian street towards the Acropolis itself (don't miss the Odeon of Herodes Atticus en route)."  See More

"Monastiraki with its second hand shops and flea market interesting."  See More

"To stay safe avoid areas like Omonia Square especially at night."  See More

"2 days for Athens is OK for the basics which are : Acropolis of Athens, Acropolis Museum, walk around the Acropolis, walk in Plaka, pass through the National Gardens, go up Mt Lycabettus (it's a hill actually with great view)."  See More

"Outside, there is the Monastiraki Square, which on one side has souvlaki places."  See More

"It is a traditional restaurant with amazing food and a breathtaking view stretching from the Acropolis of Athens to Mt Lycabettus."  See More

"Close by there are also the University of Athens the Academy of Athens and the National Library of Greece"  See More

"Explore neighborhoods like Gazi and Kifisias, which have great restaurants and nightlife around that time of the year, as does Kolonaki with its incredible restaurants and bars."  See More

"Visit the Areopagus (Mars Hill), which is right next to the Acropolis."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Acropolis of Athens
  2. Parthenon
  3. Acropolis Museum
  4. Monastiraki
  5. Omonia Square
  6. National Gardens
  7. Monastiraki Square
  8. Mt Lycabettus
  9. Theatre of Dionysus
  10. Panathenaic Stadium
  11. Kolonaki
  12. Areopagus
  13. Academy of Athens
  14. Vouliagmeni Suites
  15. Αλατσι
Where can I find out more about Athens?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Athens locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Athens.

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