Athens Itinerary 5 Days

Best Itineraries for 5 Day Trip to Athens

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Overview of Athens Itinerary 5 Days

Athens is popularly known as one of the most ancient cities in the world. With many archaeological sites that date back to the Roman and Byzantine era, this city effectively makes you step back in time. The capital city of Greece is packed with many attractions that demand to be explored. If you are planning to spend 5 days in Athens, then here is an itinerary for you. Take a look and you will know how to make the most of your 5 days in Athens.

  • Day 1 in Athens

Let the first half of your first day in Athens be dedicated to exploring the Acropolis. Some of the prime sites to see here are The Parthenon, Odeon of Herodes, Atticus, and Erechtheion. Later have lunch and visit the Museum of Acropolis which is home to more than 4,000 artifacts that showcase the Greek bronze Age, the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire. This museum will easily occupy your three hours. Then have a delicious dinner at a fine dining restaurant and your day by watching a classic movie at Thiseion Cinema which is an open-theater.

  • Day 2 in Athens

On your second day in Athens, explore the Plaka neighborhood which exudes quaintness from every corner. Wandering through the streets of the area, you will be able to bask in Greek history and culture. Then have lunch and spend the rest of your day at the National Archaeological Museum. With an extensive collection dating back to the prehistoric era, this museum is every history buffs paradise. The museum also has epigraphical collection and metallurgy collection.

  • Day 3 in Athens

Your third day is going to be a hectic day of wandering to various historical sites. First head towards the Ancient Agora of Athens, then explores the temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, and the Roman Agora. All of these ancient sites will transport you back in time.

  • Day 4 in Athens

Let your fourth day in Athens be a museum-hopping day. Visiting the many museums will give you a chance of appreciating the art and help you in knowing the culture, traditions, and history of Greece. A few of the notable museums that you must visit include the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum, and the Byzantine and Christian Museum.

  • Day 5 in Athens

On your last day in Athens, make your way to Mount Lycabettus. It is an easy hike to the mountain top which offers breathtaking views of the entire city. Do an early trek which will allow you to return back in time to Syntagma Square where you can watch the Changing of Guards routine at 11:00 AM. Then you may pay visits to the surrounding attractions like the Tower of the Winds, The Old Royal Palace, and the Arch of Hadrian. Then, spend the remaining time of your day in National Garden.

With this Athens itinerary of 5 days at your disposal, you will be able to thoroughly explore this city.

Tours and Activities to Include

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