What to see in Athens
They often call Athens as an open-air museum, and this city is, indeed, one big site with ancient well-preserved monuments.
You can either allocate few days for Athens, or get acquainted with Greek capital within few hours, in case, if you have a long connection at Athens airport.
How to get from the airport to the city center is in this article.
Photographer in Athens
If you wish to have a photo shoot in Athens you can get all the details on this page. The prices are from 150 per hour.
The sites of Athens
Of course, first of all, you have to see Acropolis. It is better to climb there in the morning as soon as it opens at 8 a.m. First of all, it will not be as hot as it will be during the day. Second, you are less likely to run into crowds of tourists. And in case you are limited in time, you cannot afford spending few hours in the queues.
It is better to buy the most expensive entrance ticket for 12 €, with which you can visit not only Acropolis, but also the National Archaeological Museum or the Roman Forum. The full list of the sites that you can see with this ticket is available at the ticket office. But it is really very convenient!
On your way from Acropolis you will go through Filopappou (Filopappou Hill), a picturesque park near Acropolis. And it is my favorite place in Athens!
From here, for hours, you can enjoy the incredible panoramic views on the entire city of Athens and Attica surrounded by the Aegean Sea.
Beside the panorama of Athens you will find here:
The Monument to Philopappus
Deaf Man's Cave
Church of Agios Demetrios Loumpardiaris
The next what you need to see, is the New Acropolis Museum. First of all, it is located right above the archeological excavations that you will see through the glass of its first floor. Second, this is the only one building allowed by the authorities within just 250 meters of the Parthenon! And, finally, the museum is one of Top 3 world’s museums.
Summer schedule: from April,1st to October, 31st - open from 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. on Mondays, 10 p.m. on Fridays and 8 p.m. all other days.
Winter schedule: open from 9.00 and closes from Tuesday to Thursday at 5 p.m., on Fridays - at 10 p.m., on weekends - at 8 p.m.
In case you are not satiated with the antiquity yet, next on your route should be Agora. Many travelers ignore it, although there is Hephaestus temple there, which is the best preserved antique monument out of all the rest. At the same time, you can walk around the oldest district of Athens, Plaka. It looks like a museum by itself.
When it comes to shopping, go to the main shopping street Ermou Street. All the boutiques are located here. But in terms of some interesting purchases, I prefer Monastiraki flea market on Ifestou, 2. It has some special, unique atmosphere.
Also, make sure you don’t miss out the Royal Garden during your tour. It is a big and incredibly picturesque park with more than 15 000 trees. It perfectly suits for relaxed promenades and for the rest.
I always look for a panoramic terrace in every city. In Athens I found a restaurant, "Dinner in the Sky" on Voutadon ke Iakchou, 2, from where you can enjoy a beautiful night view of the city, and at the same time, have a really delicious dinner.
Open hours are from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Book a table on phone; +30 694 539 6509