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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

Acropolis Museum
15 Areopagitou Street Athens, Attica

21 0900 0900
Avissynias Square Athens, Greece

21 0331 7805
Omonia Square
Πλατεία Ομονοίας Αθήνα, Αττική
Temple of Olympian Zeus
En bas d'Amalias, à l'angle d'Olgas Athens, Attica

National Gardens
Athens, Greece

21 0721 5019
Syntagma Square
Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias Athens, Attica
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
Public Συντάγματος
Athens, Attiki

21 0818 1333
Athens, Greece
Cape Sounion
Athinon-Souniou Road Athens, Attica



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

"If you have time, we also really enjoyed Temple of Olympian Zeus, which is close to the Acropolis of Athens."  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

"Syntagma Square easy to reach by metro or at Monastiraki Square's Bairaktaris Restaurant"  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

"First stop at Panathenaic Stadium = the first Olympic Games took place in 1896 there."  See More

"There are plenty of bookstores down town Athens but in my opinion the best one with the biggest variety of books is Public Συντάγματος, located to Syntagma square!"  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

"Spend some time walking around Plaka and then take a side trip to Cape Sounion."  See More

Where can I find out more about Athens?

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