What to do in Athens in one day

09:00 – Hotel New

09:30 – Plaka Square

10:30 – Makriyianni 3 Deli Cafe

11:00 – Acropolis

12:30 – Arcadia Restaurant

14:00 – Ermou and Pandrossou Streets

16:00 – Le Greche

17:00 – Temple of Hephaestus

18:30 – Mt. Lycabettus

19:30 – Scala Vinoteca Restaurant

21:00 – Socrates Now open air Theatre

22:30 – Brettos Bar

23:59 – Pixi Club

 

We mapped out your day trip in Athens

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Athens

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Greece is the land of a rich culture and monuments. During your Athens day trips, get lost in the hustle and bustle of Monastiraki Square and spend time at its lively markets. Embark on a long bike tour around the winding streets through the center of Athens. People watch in the old village of Plaka and shop at the city’s high-end boutiques that lay among its stunning ruins. Visit the only marble stadium at Panathenaic Stadium and relax after a long day of sightseeing with local wine and cheese. Stay up all night at the nightlife hubs of Kolonaki, Psiri and Gazi

Athens is home to many ancient sites. Visit the Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon, Ancient Agora of Athens, Temple of Hephaestus, and Acropolis Museum. Learn about the fascinating history of Athens and see cool artifacts at the National Archaeological Museum

Gyros are an Athens food staple, so do not be shy and have plenty of them. Souvlaki, served on a skewers, and kebabs of lamb or chicken are also must-try foods for a trip to Athens. Indulge in deep fried macaroni and cheese, called Saganaki, and delectable cheese balls, Sfougata

“Good morning” is “Kalimera” (pronounced kah-lee-MEHR-rah) and “Good night” is “Kalinikta” (pronounced kah-lee-NEEK-tah).  “Hello” is “Yassou” (pronounced YAH-sue), to ask someone how they are, ask “Ti kanis?” (pronounced tee-KAH-nis?”) and “Thank you” is “Efkharisto” (pronounced “eff-kah-rees-TOH”)

Summers are hot and often reach above 100 degrees. Fall is comfortable and slightly rainy, with temperatures around 50 to 60 degrees. Winter brings wet weather with average temperatures around 50 degrees. Spring weather is windy and slightly chilly, hovering between 60 and 70 degrees

There are several ways to get from the airport to the city center. Take the subway for around 8 Euros per person per ride. A taxi is another way to travel and costs around 35 Euros during the day and 50 Euros at night

The tram is a great way to travel around Athens. There also are a multitude of buses and subways lines that can take you all over the city. Travel by trolleybus for a fun adventure. Taxis are an option, but can be pricey

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