Athens Itinerary 1 Day
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Athens Itinerary 1 Day: Overview
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.
- Start your day in Athens by 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.
- Post Lunch 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, take 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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