Athens Itinerary 2 Days

This is a glimpse of what to see in 2 days in Athens from Athens itinerary 2 days created by our travel experts. These are the attractions one must visit while planning a 2 days trip to Athens.

2 Days in Athens - Perfect Weekend Guide

Athens is known to be one of the most ancient cities in the world. This capital city of Greece is the right place to visit if you are seeking an insight into the Roman and Byzantine civilization. It has a plethora of archaeological sites that are well-maintained to this date. Visiting the many museums in the city, you will be certainly transported back in time. The quaint neighborhoods of Athens exude an old world charm and tempt you to spend hours together strolling along their narrow streets. 2 days in Athens would honestly prove to be too short to do justice to this historic city. Take a look at this itinerary which would help you explore Athens as much as possible in limited time.

How to spend 2 days in Athens?

Day 1

Start your first day in Athens very early morning and head towards The Acropolis. Visiting this prime attraction very early will help you avoid the crowds. The Acropolis is a complex of many ancient ruins. Amongst all, the important attractions that are worth visiting include The Parthenon, Erechtheion, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Temple of Athena Nike. Exploring The Acropolis will certainly occupy half of your day. Head down and have a quick lunch at one of the fine restaurants in the city. Then make your way towards Museum of Acropolis - an attraction that should be covered in your 48 hours in Athens. This museum has an extensive collection of 4,000 artifacts that belong to the Greek Bronze Age, the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire. Visitors are usually found to spend almost 3 hours at this place. If you have time on your hands, head towards the Ancient Agora of Athens. This is a historical public gathering place and is home to many ancient monuments and buildings. End your day on a happy note by catching a movie at the open-air Thiseion Cinema theater.

Day 2

This is going to be yet another hectic day in Athens. Start off early morning by visiting the quaint Plaka neighborhood of Athens. Walking along the cobblestone paths of this neighborhood, you will get a glimpse of the history and culture of Greece. Then you will have to hurry towards Syntagma Square to reach it before 11:00 AM. All this rush is to not miss the 'changing of the guards' routine. Then you may have lunch at a nearby fine restaurant. Next hire a cab and head towards the National Archaeological Museum. This huge museum has such a vast collection that it may occupy your rest of the day. The artifacts are placed into seven sections including prehistoric collection, metallurgy collection, epigraphical collection, Santorini collection, and more. If time permits, you may go around Athens covering other prominent attractions such as Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, and Roman Agora.

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