by Olga
nonstoptravellers athens

Most of the travellers who come to Athens, stay there only for one or two days just before they start island hopping! But what about Athens itself? Athens is a great city of history, culture, amazing food and spectacular experiences to choose from! Get out of the plane, head to the city center of Athens and start expliring!

So lets travel back in time by visiting the neighborhood of Gods, Plaka, at the area of Acropolis for the whole day while try to relax and cease some blue moments at the athenian riviera!

Day 1

If you want to experience Athens admiring the magical view from the most iconic hills of the city center you must try taking a walking tour.

Beginning from Evangelismos (metro station), leading to Lycabettus, the limestone hill that boasts view of the city right beneath your feet. Heading back to Kolonaki, the Presidential Palace, National gardens, Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus before approaching the Acropolis museum and the Areopagus, a court for the nobles of the city. After visiting the prison of Socrates, continue to Philopappou Hill, the Hill of Muses and the 19th century National Observatory. Moving to the Pnyx and the Hill of Nymphs dedicated to the nature God. End your tour at Thissio area. For those having more time you can visit some of our beloved athenian districts too!

Get our suggested walking tour map.

Day 2

You Must take a scenic coastal drive around Vouliagmeni and explore the Athenian Riviera! Get up in the morning and start exploring Stacros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Swim alongside fishes and great mounty views at the Lake Vouliagmeni! Then you ll be witnessing a breathtaking sunset from the temple of Poseidon! There are many ways to get there but we do reccommend TravelPanda adventures so that you can experience adventure at first sight  “Sounio sunset”, they will take you on a journey through the Athenian Riviera, ending up in Cape Sounio to enjoy history, culture and most importantly no rushing! Take your time, relax, unwind and enjoy one of the best sunsets Greece has to offer along with a complimentary glass of chilled bubbly. At the end of the day wander in Glyfada for a taste of the local scene!

Othe options – Plan B

If none of the above makes you happy you can choose a day trip including a boat trip to Corinth Canal or a day cruise to Saronic Gulf!

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For those of you who are lucky enough to stay for more days in Greece mainland you can choose to spend some days at the beautiful city of Kalamata in Peloponnese! Find out more about the 7 Best things to do in Kalamata city.

Enjoy Athens in 48 hours, we are sure that the alluring lights of this magic city will make you come back soon!

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