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Top 10 Things in Athens –

Bec 28. October 2016

How many people can say throughout their lifetime that they have visited Athens 3 times? Nicely, it will be me!

Arrival in Athens for the third time, I feel undoubtedly that I’ve found out the town, what to see and do!

So, at this time's blog I have compiled an inventory of the Top 10 sights and points of interest which are a must see for the first (or third!) Go to to Athens!


1. Visit the famous parthenon with all the opposite a whole lot of vacationers.

It wouldn't have been in Athens without seeing it now? Don't overlook to admire the view from the top of the Acropolis! Img_5680 [19659000] img_5679 ” width=”600″ height=”400″ data-recalc-dims=”1″/>  img_5686

2. Visit (or a number of visits!) To Monastiraki Square

Monastiraki Square is the BEST space of ​​Athens for 2 issues: FOOD and SHOPPING.


lovely restaurants near the entrance of the ancient Agora and the Greeks stand outdoors making an attempt to get you a superb worth there.

You will also discover Athens flea markets where you should purchase some actually cool Greek souvenirs and reminiscences; these might embrace a few real and handmade Greek sandals (we advocate getting them from Melissinos – a producer of a poet's sandal) and traditional Greek jewelery (one thing for ladies! I like to recommend Speira). The most effective part of flea markets is which you could negotiate and negotiate a worth that works on your finances.


Fast Tip: Pay in money, some stores could make you higher deals than should you pay by card.

three. Seeing the Altering of the Guards at Syntagma Sq.

One of many highlights of Athens' visit is to see the grave of an unknown solider of the Greek Parliament guarded by two Greek officials.

Official Officer Altering Ceremony is every Sunday morning at 11 am in case you are interested, or if you want to see the guards changing to a different day, they’ll change the guards every hour.

It's so inspiring to see their commitment and dedication to their work, together with the beautiful superior pom poms in their footwear! Undoubtedly to not be missed in Athens!

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4. Go to Lukumades in Monastiraki Sq. and fat to Greek monks; continue, you understand you want.

Some of the in style dessert locations in Athens is in Luke! What do I read in Lukumades? Lukumades deliciously tastes Greek monks! The official Lukumades Store is situated in Monastiraki Square in Athens


Conventional Lukumades Honey is a honey plush (Greek version) dipped in scorching honey syrup, diced with cinnamon and adorned with chopped walnuts or roasted sesame seeds that taste superb!


In case you really feel a bit more adventurous dessert department, you’ll be able to select Lukumades, filled with chocolate, dipping chocolate sprinkled with pistachios and bucket ice cream, and that's just one of the mixtures you’ll be able to attempt! Lukumades may have attracted vanilla filling, splashed ore and strawberry cheese cake ice cream (pictured under!).

 img_2151 t mouthwatering desserts I've ever tasted! It is best to actually go there!

5. Go to the temple of Zeus, the Greek God of heaven, the king of all gods.

Anybody who’s a Disney fan like me has seen Hercules and knows the good Zeus, the king of all gods. The ancient ruins of Greece are so rich in historical past and seeing the normal columns of the Zeus Temple is value it whenever you travel to Athens.

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6. Visit the Dionysos Theater and the Herod Atticus Odeon upward to Parthenon.

In your method to the well-known Parthenon you’ll meet the Dionysus Theater and the gorgeous theater, Herodes Atticus. Don't let these two lovely theaters go there because they are absolutely beautiful!

Dionysus Theater (named by the God of Drama and Wine) was the first stone theater ever built and with about 17,000 individuals. It was additionally the birthplace of the Greek tragedy


The Herde Atticus Odeon (typically combined with Dionysos Theater) is an attractive stone theater that is nonetheless used in theater and musical performances. Undoubtedly value a glance (and click on on a number of footage!).


7. Soak in a Greek eating experience at Plaka.

Plaka in Athens is FOOD and MORE FOOD !!! The Plaka space is principally all the Athens pedestrian space with superb traditional Greek eating places, offering superb service and delicious Greek delicacies.

On the slope of Plaka is a highly regarded place to eat, because principally there’s a huge hill, on which both restaurants are left and right! (under picture!). Simply observe that it could actually get a reasonably busy night!

The plaque eating expertise is assured to be superb and chances are you’ll be fortunate to take pleasure in serenade with traditional Greek singing and dancing! Opa!



Fast Tip: Maintain your dinner late! Plaka's restaurants might be unhappy about eighteen!


Athens has many eating places and bars with beautiful views of the Acropolis. A few of these are: A is Athens and 360 Cocktail Bar, situated in Monastirak Sq., Thissio View Roof Garden, and in addition at Kuzina Restaurant, advisable by our Airbnb host.

Kuzina Restaurant is situated in the lengthy eating places immediately reverse the ancient Agora. If you wish to dine in this restaurant, e-book and guide a desk in advance and ask to take a seat on the terrace. The terrace (footage under) has a powerful view of the traditional Agora and in addition the Lycabettus mountain with good service, meals and environment!

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9. Win the primary place on the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Summer time Olympics have been held

Okay, you won’t win the first place, however alongside my race (more than stroll across the monitor) I was a winner! [19659003] The Panathenaic Stadium is the only marble-built stadium in the world. The stadium hosted the Olympics opening ceremony and remaining ceremonies in 1896, and was the Olympic website on the Athens Olympics in 2004.


The stadium worth is simply 5 euros for a cheap worth!) And in my eyes it’s a very impressive stadium. You will notice the marble tables near the doorway, which can record the places of each of the ever-organized Summer time Olympics, the winner's podium and sit in the fantastic VIP marble venues with an entire view of the whole stadium.

I feel one of the best in the stadium visits is that every time I have visited (it might be 3 times!), Is unlikely to be vacationers. ” width=”600″ height=”450″ data-recalc-dims=”1″/>  7W4A1565  ] Img_7878   7W4A1592   img-7877   img0327 [19659096] 10. Destroy the ruins of Historic Agora

Only a brief walk (1 minute) from Monastiraki Square is an historic Agora! The external ruins are really fascinating and the museum really opens you up to what it was in historic Greek occasions. As well as, there’s a pretty cool view of the Acropolis Mountain

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11. Take the cable automotive to Mount Lycabetus

Okay, my message says my 10 greatest issues to do in Athens, however this was too good not to be included in this record! One of many best issues you can do in Athens, in case you are on the lookout for a number of the greatest 360 views of the town, is to take a cable automotive (just 7.50 euros) to the highest of Lycabetus Mountain. Mount Lycabetus is actually greater than the Acropolis mountain and it definitely has higher views the place you’ll be able to see the whole of Athens right on the sea!

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Other points of interest and points of interest in Athens that didn't make the Top 10 record however should be of interest to you! [19659085] 1. The Arch of Hadrian

The Arch of Hadrian is a monumental gateway resembling a Roman victory. It has been prompt that the arch is constructed to rejoice the arrival of Roman Emperor Hadriania for his many metropolis contributions


The Hadrians Arch in Athens is situated in the identical place because the Zeus Temple, so you may as well pay for it to visit the temple!

2. Zappeion

The Zappeion building is situated in the Nationwide Park of Athens and is usually used in ceremonies and conferences which might be each official and personal. In the intervening time, Zappeion is used as a conference and exhibition middle in Athens

For those who stroll in Athens, walking to the Panathenaic Stadium and need cool buildings to see why you're not exploring Zappeion, it's a reasonably impressive building!


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