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Athens

4.2
Ruins · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
The Birthplace of Democracy
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital. The city of seven hills, this sprawling urban center hosts nearly 4 million residents and attracts almost as many annual visitors from around the world. The birthplace of Western civilization, Athens boasts a vibrant nightlife and a diverse culinary scene, offering impassioned foodies a chance to explore a range of trendy mainstream restaurants, traditional taverns, and alternative cafes. Famous for its ancient monuments that sit as they did thousands of years ago, sophisticated and cosmopolitan Athens remains one of Europe's safest and most livable cities dedicated to preserving its age-old traditions and indulging its hedonistic urban lifestyle. Use our Greece attractions planning site to arrange your visit to Athens and other destinations in Greece.
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Popular things to do in Athens

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World heritage site
Acropolis of Athens
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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History Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
National Archaeological Museum
4.5
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Athens

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Monument
Temple of Olympian Zeus
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Benaki Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Mount Lycabettus
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ruin
Ancient Agora of Athens
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Athens

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World heritage site
Archaeological Site Mycenae Mycenae
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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History Museum
Archea Korinthos Corinth
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
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Ruin
Temple of Poseidon Sounio
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Castle
Fortress Palamidi Nafplio
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Athens

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Specialty Museum
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museum of Cycladic Art
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Byzantine and Christian Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Technopolis City of Athens
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Athens

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Ruin
Temple of Hephaestus
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Ruin
Theater of Dionysus
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Church
Church of Kapnikarea
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Agios Eleftherios Church
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Athens

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Michaello Jewellery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Convert Art
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
ChiliMenta
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Fall in Art
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Cultural Tour
Enjoy Greece Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Bike Tour
AtticaPaths
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Archaeology Tour
Athens Tour 365
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Taxi / Shuttle
Nikos Limo Taxi Tours
5.0
Duration: 6 hours

Places to visit with Athens