Travel itinerary • 3 days in Athens – Greece 🇬🇷

3 days in Athens - attractions.
3 days in Athens – attractions.

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.

Day 1

The Acropolis
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.

The Acropolis
The Acropolis

Theatre of Dionysus
Theatre of Dionysus
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Parthenon
Parthenon
Erechtheion
Erechtheion

Anafiotika
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.

Anafiotika
Anafiotika

Where to eat

Smile Restaurant
Awesome traditional Greek Food, with great portion sizes and fair prices.

Mousaka - Layer of eggplant, layer of potato, minced beef, cream, and cheese.
Mousaka – Layer of eggplant, layer of potato, minced beef, cream, and cheese.

Sin Athina Restaurant
Outstanding views from The Acropolis followed by great food.

Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.
Grilled Haloumi, baked tomatoes, and pita bread in a balsamic dressing.

Fresko Yogurt Bar
Greek Yogurt bar for you to refresh an delight yourself.

Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.
Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.

Day 2

Hadrian’s Library
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.

Hadrian's Library
Hadrian’s Library

Stoa of Attalos
This historical site was rebuilt following the same dimensions and architecture from the original one. Now, it hosts a museum.

Stoa of Attalos
Stoa of Attalos

Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens

Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens

Monastiraki
This suburb is the home of various iconic landmarks, take some time to stroll around especially the Monastiraki Flea Market, full of souvenir stands.

Monastiraki Flea Market
Monastiraki Flea Market

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.

Filopappou Hill or Hill of the Muses
Filopappou Hill or Hill of the Muses

Socrates Prison
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.

Socrates Prison
Socrates Prison

Where to eat

Atitamos restaurant
Great Greek food and awesome service.

Green salad - with manouri cheese, sun dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.
Green salad – with manouri cheese, sun-dried tomato, rockets, lettuce, and balsamic dressing.

Stani Greek Yogurt
Traditional Greek yogurt, coffee and of course desserts.

Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.
Greek yogurt with nuts and honey.

Lukumades
Greek style doughnuts and yummy desserts.

Double chocolate cookies - praline brioche ice cream, white chocolate, chocolate praline and oreo cookies.
Double chocolate cookies – praline brioche ice cream, white chocolate, chocolate praline, and oreo cookies.

Day 3

Platia Sintagmatos
Make sure to watch the guard change.

Platia Sintagmatos
Platia Sintagmatos

National Garden
Beautiful park for you to explore and have a break from the busy Athens.

National Garden
National Garden

Arch of Hadrian

Arch of Hadrian
Arch of Hadrian

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus

Where to eat

O Kostas
Best gyros and kebabs in Athens!

Pork and beef with tomato, parsley, onion, feta, and tzatziki sauce.
Pork and beef with tomato, parsley, onion, feta, and tzatziki sauce.

The Greco’s Projeto
Huge variety of Greek foods served in a modern and great atmosphere.

Pork Gyro platter - served with tzatziki sauce, tomato, onion, sweet paprika, and pita bread.
Pork Gyro platter – served with tzatziki sauce, tomato, onion, sweet paprika, and pita bread.

Le Greche – Desserts and Gelato
Good quality Italian gelato in the heart of Athens.

Cookies and Cream, and Coffee.
Cookies and Cream, and Coffee.

You can check more posts here on the blog about my holidays in Europe and also everything I published about Greece.

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