Athens Itinerary 4 Days

Must-see Places in Athens in 4 Days

4 Days is a long enough time for you to visit all the must-see places in Athens, have the best experiences and to make a lot of memories. Below is a list of attractions that you may cover in Athens in 4 days.

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4 Days in Athens - Perfect Holiday Guide

Known to be one of the most ancient cities in the world, Athen is any history buff’s paradise. The city is packed with archaeological sites that are full of ruins, giving you an insight into the Roman and Byzantine era. 4 days in Athens is the right way to thoroughly soak yourself in ancient history. The capital city of Greece has plenty of sites to visit, making it necessary for you to be on the run while exploring it's every nook and corner. Take a look at this ideal itinerary that will allow you to take in all that Athens has to offer.

How to see Athens in 4 days?

Day 1 In Athens 

Start off your first day in Athens by visiting The Acropolis. This is a prime attraction in the city, with many ancient ruins located on it. A few of the notable sites to visit on The Acropolis include The Parthenon, Erechtheion, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Temple of Athena Nike. Be sure to visit The Acropolis early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Have a quick lunch and then head towards the Museum of Acropolis. Housing more than 4,000 artifacts, this museum gives you an insight into the Greek Bronze Age, the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire. With so many exhibits to see, it takes about 3 hours to tour it. At night, you may watch a classic movie at the Thiseion Cinema under the starlit sky.

Day 2 In Athens

Start off your next day by visiting the Plaka neighborhood in Athens. Walking along the quaint streets of this neighborhood, you will be able to soak in the history and culture of Greece. After spending time in the neighborhood, reserve the rest of your day for National Archaeological Museum. With an extensive collection of artifacts, this museum may occupy an entire day to view all the exhibits. Here you will get an insight into the Greek art. It is a state-of-the-art museum and houses prehistoric collection, epigraphical collection, metallurgy collection, and many more.

Day 3 In Athens

On your third day in Athens, go hopping to the multiple historical sites located in the city. You may first want to visit the Ancient Agora of Athens which was a public gathering place in the ancient times. Here, you will see ruins of many historic buildings and notable monuments. Other sites include Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, and Roman Agora. If time permits, there are a number of museums at your disposal. These include the Benaki Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, and Byzantine and Christian Museum.

Day 4 In Athens

Start off your last day in Athens by taking a hike up the Mount Lycabettus. You can easily hike to the top of the mountain in about 20 minutes. Once you reach the top, you will be welcomed by panoramic vistas that are a treat to the eye. Hike this mountain early in the morning, so that you reach the Syntagma Square before 11:00 AM. At this exact time, tourists gather around to watch the changing of guards routine. The square is surrounded by many other attractions that you can head towards once you are done watching the changing of guards. These attractions include Tower of the Winds, The Old Royal Palace, and the Arch of Hadrian. You can end your 4 days and 3 nights in Athens by visiting the National Garden. Spread over a land of 38 acres, this green oasis is a good place to enjoy the sunset.

With this Athens itinerary of 4 days in hand, you will be able to do justice to your vacation in the Greek capital.

Tours in Athens Worth Adding to Your 4-Day Trip

The several attractions that Athens offers will definitely add up to your experience. Hence, without any delay, book some interesting and fun tours such as

Best Hotels in Athens for 4 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Athens itinerary 4 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

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With More Days in Hand

Holiday of more than 4 days in Athens can give you freedom to explore the city in detail. Taste the best of life at Athens. You can explore city on your own or opt for some tours. Check travel ideas for longer holidays like 5 days or 6 days in Athens here.

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