Things to do in Athens

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    Acropolis of Athens

    Acropolis of Athens

    Ranked #1 overall in Athens things to do
    241 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    It is incredible that such an ancient building can be found so high up, overlooking the entire city of Athens, the Acropolis complex is amazing. Just remember, to see the ...

  • 2
    Parthenon

    Parthenon

    Ranked #2 overall in Athens things to do
    183 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    The Parthenon at the Acropolis in Athens is a must see attraction full of ancient history and views. Where comfortable shoes as there is a climb up the top of ...

  • 3
    New Acropolis Museum

    New Acropolis Museum

    Ranked #3 overall in Athens things to do
    146 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    Unpopular opinion: I did not like the New Acropolis Museum. I didn’t like the way it was laid out because everything was in one giant room. The explanations on each ...

  • 4
    Temple of Olympian Zeus

    Temple of Olympian Zeus

    Ranked #4 overall in Athens things to do
    96 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    This is a must see when you visit Athens. It's amazing to see how they preserved so much ancient history for this long. It's not much left of the temple ...

  • 5
    Plaka

    Plaka

    Ranked #5 overall in Athens things to do
    69 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighbourhood
    Popular withHistoryFoodiesArtsy

    Many great restaurants here, but it can be very touristy. If looking for more authentic/affordable experience, try other neighborhoods.

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    Panathenaic Stadium

    Panathenaic Stadium

    Ranked #6 overall in Athens things to do
    68 reviews
    Performing Arts, Sports, Stadium
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    We were only able to see the outside of this stadium on our tour of Athens, I would have liked to have had more time to explore it, but just ...

  • 7
    Ancient Agora

    Ancient Agora

    Ranked #7 overall in Athens things to do
    67 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryOutdoorsyFamilies

    A huge, expansive archaeological site on the far side of the Acropolis. Much quieter than the other more complete sites in Athens and good value if you purchase the combination ...

  • 8
    National Archaeological Museum

    National Archaeological Museum

    Ranked #8 overall in Athens things to do
    64 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    The National Archaeological Museum (Greek: Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο) in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. ...

  • 9
    Mount Lycabettus

    Mount Lycabettus

    Ranked #9 overall in Athens things to do
    61 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureHistory

    If you are looking for a breathtaking panoramic view of Athens, then you should visit Mount Lycabettus and especially reach its peak. The view to the city is unique and ...

  • 10
    Odeon of Herod Atticus

    Odeon of Herod Atticus

    Ranked #10 overall in Athens things to do
    60 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Theatre
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    The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate ...

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