What to do in Athens

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Acropolis showing heritage elements, a ruin and heritage architecture

Athens Attractions

Has the glorious city of Greece, the gem known as Athens, filled your dreams? Have you had a fantasy to take Athens tours, visiting all of the attractions in Athens? This Mediterranean wonder is ripe for the picking. You only have one life to live. Don't put off traveling to one of the world's dearest, top destinations. Make a list of all of the things to do in Athens, take a look at the map to plot out all of your Athens excursions, and you'll find no shortage of things to do in Athens.

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When you head to Athens, you'll want to make sure you see the tourist spots and local top picks as well. No one will argue that history, architecture, and archaeology take center stage in this marvel of a city. You'll need to make a pilgrimage to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Areopagus, the Ancient Agora of Athens, Kerameikos, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Round out your visit to the past at the Temple of Hephaestus, Pnyx, Monastiraki, the Arch of Hadrian, the Stoa of Attalos, and the Prytaneion.

You can also step into modern times when Expedia.com helps you to find all of Athens' hidden treasures. Go cruising on the sea in one of the many rental boats that will let you be at the helm or let a tour service bring you around to all of the best sites while you sit back and relax. Shop in the boutiques in the Mall Athens and bring back a piece of Greece when your trip is over. Enjoy fine dining in one of the many establishments that will allow you to eat like the natives. Visit the quaint towns of Kolonaki and Plaka. When you've had your fill for the day, come back to a wonderful room, allowing Expedia.com to help you find the perfect accommodations. Set sail now and put Athens on your horizon in the near future.

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What to do in Athens

Free Things to Do in Athens

Leave your wallet in the hotel. It's a cinch to entertain yourself in Athens without paying a penny.

Exile Museum - Roam around and explore the intriguing displays and well-curated collections at this popular museum.

Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art - When you're ready to get cultured, stop by and witness the artistic talent on display.

General State Archives - Architecture enthusiast or not, you're certain to be awed by this landmark's modern-day design.

Stoa of Attalos - Spend time at this historic landmark and learn a thing or two about the region's cultural heritage.

Avissinias Square - This is a vibrant area where you can soak in the ambiance and join in on the local way of life.

Monastiraki Flea Market - Widely renowned among those who reside here, this site is worth visiting.

Tzisdarakis Mosque - Do a little quiet reflection and learn a thing or two about this site's religious importance.

Mars HIll - Take your camera and let the natural surrounds stimulate your imagination.

Plato's Academy Park - If you love pottering around the garden, this attraction will appeal to your inner green thumb.

Things to Do in Athens with Kids

Athens is a terrific destination for a family vacation. Bring the little ones along and enjoy these fun family friendly experiences together:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Athens on a sunny day?
If you’re in the mood for some fun under the sun, you can’t miss these outdoor experiences:

What to do in Athens on a rainy day?
What is Athens famous for?
Prepare to be busy with all of these notable attractions to check off your itinerary:

  • Acropolis Museum
  • Parthenon
  • Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Hellenic Parliament

What should I not miss in Athens?
If you’d like to experience the best of this destination, add these sights to your itinerary:

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Monastiraki Flea Market
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Are there cheap things to do in Athens?
What can you do in Athens for free?
You’ll barely have time to take your wallet out of your bag with so many terrific free attractions:

  • Hellenic Parliament
  • Roman Agora
  • Monastiraki Flea Market
  • Arch of Hadrian

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