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Historical Monuments in Athens
Acropolis of Athens
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2 activities
Historical Monuments in Athens
Parthenon
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2 activities
Of Cultural Interest in Athens
Erechtheion
(42)
2 activities
Historical Monuments in Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus
(34)
2 activities
Harbors in Athens
Port of Piraeus
(16)
1 activity
Neighborhoods in Athens
Plaka
(23)
1 activity
Historical Monuments in Athens
Temple of Hephaestus
(25)
Viewpoints in Athens
Areopagus
(14)
Historical Monuments in Athens
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
(14)
Squares in Athens
Syntagma Square
(17)
3 activities
Of Cultural Interest in Athens
Changing of the Guard
(9)
Squares in Athens
Monastiraki
(11)
Museums in Athens
Acropolis Museum
(12)
1 activity
Historical Monuments in Athens
Tower of the Winds
(12)
Ruins in Athens
Theatre of Dionysus
(6)
Gardens in Athens
Athens National Garden
(5)
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Hellenic Parliament
(4)
3 activities
Ruins in Athens
Ancient Agora of Athens
(6)
Activities in Athens
Civitatis
(144)
71.50 £
Civitatis
(157)
96 £
Civitatis
(100)
59 £
Civitatis
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93 £
Civitatis
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44.50 £
Civitatis
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60 £
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5.62 £
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69.91 £
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36.16 £
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90 £
Restaurants in Athens
Aspro Alogo
Restaurants in Athens
The James Joyce
(2)
Cafés in Athens
PagotoManía Cafe
Restaurants in Athens
Brettos Bar
Restaurants in Athens
Tavernas in Plaka
Restaurants in Athens
Island Club Restaurant
Restaurants in Athens
Taverna Virinis
(1)
Restaurants in Athens
Pita Pan
Restaurants in Athens
Restaurant Scholarhio
(3)
Restaurants in Athens
Taverna Gorgona
Restaurants in Athens
Restaurants in Athens
Diporto Agoras
(1)
Restaurants in Athens
Kastelorizo
Restaurants in Athens
Rafale Ai Nikolas
Restaurants in Athens
Psisto
Restaurants in Athens
Kalamaki Bar
Restaurants in Athens
Restaurants in Athens
Cafés in Athens
(1)
Hotels in Athens
Plaka Hotel
94.32 £
Hotels in Athens
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
286.46 £
Hotels in Athens
Hilton Atenas Hotel
153.78 £
Hotels in Athens
Phaedra Hotel
26.43 £
Resorts in Athens
Arion Resort & Spa, Astir Palace Beach Athens
175.01 £
Hotels in Athens
Sofitel Athens Airport hotel
144.37 £
Hotels in Athens
Arethusa Hotel
45.50 £
Hotels in Athens
Grecotel Pallas Athena hotel
96.35 £
Youth Hostels in Athens
AthenStyle
14.10 £
Hotels in Athens
25.30 £
Hotels in Athens
Youth Hostel Pangrati
Hotels in Athens
Best Western Hotel Museum
30.72 £
Hotels in Athens
Central Hotel
103.90 £
Hotels in Athens
Acropolis House
56.02 £
Hotels in Athens
The Athens Gate Hotel
118.13 £
Hotels in Athens
15.75 £
Apartment Hotels in Athens
19.25 £
Hotels in Athens
Hotels in Athens
Art Hotel Atenas
Hotels in Athens
Hotel Marina

All about Athens tourism

Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the Western world. Since Athens was one of the most powerful and advanced city-states of ancient Greece, it’s no surprise that modern Athens tourism revolves around the city’s rich historical treasures, ruins, and museums. The city’s sunny weather makes holidays to Athens popular year round, though it is most crowded during the high-season in the summer months.

The first stop when you visit Athens will most likely be the Acropolis, a stunning set of ruins perched atop a hill offering amazing views of the city. The most famous sight is, of course, the Parthenon, a stunning temple that's over 2500 years old. Other must-see ruins during your holidays to Athens include the Temple of Hephaestus, the incredible Caryatid Porch, and the Odeon.

While the city’s ruins are the main reason for many travelers’ holidays in Athens, there are plenty of more modern sights to pique your interest. People-watch at the cafes of Syntagma Square or peruse the fresh fruit vendors at Monastiraki Square. Don’t miss the chance for a once-in-a-lifetime visit to the National Archaeological Museum.

Many people travel to Athens en route to other parts of the country, namely the stunning Greek Islands. If you’re headed for a cruise to the islands, you’ll want to find a hotel near Piraeus, the historic port area of the city. To get the most of your Athens trip, have a look below at the tips from fellow travelers about the best attractions, restaurants, and hotels.