One Day Only - Athens, Greece

Greece, Athens Guide (B): One Day Only - Athens, Greece

Greece is well-known as the ultimate summer beach destination, but this beautiful country is also great for city breaks all year round.

Athens, the capital of Greece, is a vibrant city full of history, amazing architecture, great people and delicious food. It’s a shame that Athens doesn’t get as much attention as the other European capitals because it has so much to offer to its visitors.

The city might not have the best reputation, especially after the economic and political turmoil during the last few years. We had no idea what to expect but we decided to stop there on the way back from the Greek islands. We stayed in Athens for three nights, which was just perfect for us.

We were pleasantly surprised and so glad that we didn’t skip this amazing city. The local people were so friendly and we didn’t have any issues at all. It only shows how media, which usually focus only on the negatives, can influence us and create pessimistic assumptions about places. However, many things in Athens have changed since the Olympic Games in 2004 – the infrastructure has been improved, many historic sites and buildings renovated, etc. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: One Day Only - Athens, Greece
Guide Location: Greece » Athens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kat & Petr Landecki
Read it on Author's Website: http://travelfromsquareone.com/one-day-only-athens-greece/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Acropolis
  • Hadrian’s Arch
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Theatre of Dionysos
  • Propylaia
  • Parthenon
  • Erechtheion
  • Areopagus Hill
  • Monument Filopappos
  • Ancient Agora
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Flea Market
  • Monastiraki Square
  • Kostas Souvlaki
  • Roman Agora
  • Tower of the Winds
  • Mikro Politiko
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Plaka
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Parliament House
  • Syntagma Square
  • National Garden
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Lycabettus Hill
  • Pandrossou Street
  • Psyri
  • Feyrouz
  • Savvas
  • Thanasis
  • 360 Degrees Cocktail Bar
  • Mattonella
  • Acropolis metro station

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