Athens was one of my favorite destinations last year when I was spending my holidays in Europe. I loved the city, the historical and super famous landmarks, and of course the Greek people! Everyone is super friendly, kind and they do know how to offer a good customer service!
It was impressive how well served we were at every place we visited, not even counting the free dessert many restaurants give to you with your bill. Such a great way to finish an amazing meal, right?!
I had 3 amazing days there, which I’ll be happily sharing with you now.
If you want to get straight to the point, here you can get my Google Maps with all the main attractions conveniently marked for you.
Keep reading if you would also like an overview of these attractions.
Start your tour in Athens by visiting the famous Greek site The Acropolis, which is actually a mountain home of a collection of various historical spots, such as the Parthenon, Theatre of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Erechtheion, and Areopagus Hill (Mars Hill).
You need to buy tickets to access this site, which also gives you access to other touristic buildings and areas around The Acropolis and I’ll be showing bellow you on the following days.
Historical Greek village that is totally worth a visit. It is also close to the famous suburb Plaka, full of nice shops, markets, and restaurants.
Where to eat
Awesome traditional Greek Food, with great portion sizes and fair prices.
Sin Athina Restaurant
Outstanding views from The Acropolis followed by great food.
Fresko Yogurt Bar
Greek Yogurt bar for you to refresh an delight yourself.
Created on AD 132, this ruins and all the other listed below can be accessed using the same tickets you bought to visit The Acropolis.
Stoa of Attalos
This historical site was rebuilt following the same dimensions and architecture from the original one. Now, it hosts a museum.
Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens
This suburb is the home of various iconic landmarks, take some time to stroll around especially the Monastiraki Flea Market, full of souvenir stands.
Filopappou Hill or Hill of the Muses
Take some time to explore the park where this hill lives, it’s very pleasant and there are beautiful views of the Acropolis.
There is no real evidence that this spot is for real Socrates Prison, but as it is in the same park as the Filopappou Hill, doesn’t hurt to go there and have a peek.
Where to eat
Great Greek food and awesome service.
Stani Greek Yogurt
Traditional Greek yogurt, coffee and of course desserts.
Greek style doughnuts and yummy desserts.
Make sure to watch the guard change.
Beautiful park for you to explore and have a break from the busy Athens.
Arch of Hadrian
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Where to eat
Best gyros and kebabs in Athens!
The Greco’s Projeto
Huge variety of Greek foods served in a modern and great atmosphere.
Le Greche – Desserts and Gelato
Good quality Italian gelato in the heart of Athens.