ATHENS

As the birthplace of Western civilization, the weight of Ancient Greece can still be felt today as you walk in the footsteps of great philosopher and marvel at the city’s awe inspiring monuments.

TOP TIPS:

STAY at the centrally-located Central Athens Hotel in the Plaka neighborhood for affordable accommodations and easy access to most major sights and public transportation.

DO visit Acropolis Hill in the morning as soon as the site opens to avoid huge crowds and potentially scorching mid-day heat, and take advantage of the special combo ticket that grants access to the Ancient Agora as well as other historical sites around the city.

EAT mezedes (Greek-style tapas that are meant for sharing) al fresco at To Kafeneio and Taverna tou Psirri, and cool off with a delicious iced frappé coffee any time of day.

DISCOVER the phenomenal collection at the Acropolis Museum before you go to Acropolis Hill, which will help you visualize what the site looked like at its peak.

Read more in my Guide to Visiting Athens.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Classical Athens in 8 Hours

Back to Classics at the Acropolis in Athens

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Acropolis Museum
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