Athens Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in Athens in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in Athens. These are the most preferred places to visit in Athens in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in Athens may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of Athens.

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A Day in Athens - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Ruled by the multitude of conquerors, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. The capital and the largest city of Greece, Athens has an unparalleled loveliness that sets it apart. This ultra-modern Greek capital is often called the birthplace of democracy, and some epic antiquities. 1 day in Athens isn’t really enough to get to know the city, but here is how you can make the most of it.

What to See in Athens in One Day?

The oh-so-famous Acropolis Hill and the New Acropolis Museum would be crowded in the morning, so we suggest you start your 24 hours in Athens itinerary by first visiting the National Archaeology Museum. This museum boasts an impressive collection of archaeological data from all regions of Greece. You have a good 2 hours to explore the museum before you make your way to the Syntagma Square to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Here, you will see the guards (Evzones) wear tsarouhi, a traditional kilt.

For lunch, we suggest you head to the hillside Plaka in your itinerary. With narrow cobblestone streets, this district has a village like laid-back feel to it. Whatever your style, plush fine-dining or an intimate setting, the many restaurants here will treat you to a scrumptious lunch. After an early lunch, head to the Hadrian's Library. Till date, this ancient library remains the largest structure erected by Hadrian. The beautiful remnants of this 2nd century AD monument are definitely worth visiting.

At just a few hundred meters south, is the Roman Agora. This superb museum is where democracy was first introduced to the world. By 3 pm, you must make your way to the Acropolis Hill. At the entrance to Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon, buy your entry ticket to the New Acropolis Museum and other important archaeological sites. Of the many ancient buildings here, the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, and Theatre of Dionysus are not to be missed.

To end the day, talk a walk along the Dionysiou Areopagitou. Apart from many dining options here, you will also be treated to the stunning view of the Acropolis, lighted at night. This one day in Athens itinerary will give you the experience in the city.

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Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in Athens

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Best Hotels in Athens for 1 Day Trip

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With More Days in Hand

If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in Athens or 3 days in Athens. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in Athens.

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