Athens Itinerary 7 Days

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7 Days in Athens - Perfect 1 Week Guide

7 Days in Athens is ample time to discover the mystique of this ancient land. Whether it be the archaic temples, the modern museums, the exciting nightlife, or even the modern centers of study, there are many things that you can do in Athens. So, take a look at some of the categories of tourist attractions, and make sure you complete as much as possible in your 1 week in Athens.

What to see in Athens in 7 days?

Temples

The face of Athens, its identity and its personality, the Temples of Athens are, without doubt, the best part of the city. You could spend an entire day walking through the ancient township, exploring the meaning and legends of the lords. Some of the must visit sites in the category are Temple of Olympian Zeus, Arch of Hadrian, Acropolis of Athens, Areopagus Hill (Mars Hill), and Ancient Agora of Athens. A number of other sites will fall on your way, like Parthenonas, and the Temple of Hephaestus. Make sure you take guided tours wherever necessary, to make the most out of this trip.

Museums

There are mainly six museums in Athens. Most of them can easily be part of your 7D6N long itinerary. There are couple of museums that give insights on prehistoric times, while some into the past of the country. The art, architecture, legends, folk stories and myths can all be studied and understood through a round in the corridors of these museums. These six centers are, National Archaeological Museum, Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, Acropolis Museum, Numismatic Museum of Athens, Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, and Benaki Museum.

Centers

Some other centers which are a must visit, and are perfect if you are travelling with children, are Athens Planetarium and the Panathenaic Stadium. While the first one has exciting shows and sessions that describe the workings of the space, the latter is the renowned site of the first modern day Olympic games.

Nightlife

The nightlife of Athens is like a mature flirtatious partner. Some of the bars serve excellent international cocktails, while some others make you buzz with a quirky invention. With music, lights and food giving the drinks some great company, one can hardly complain about Athens being a big old dry city. Some of the best places to experience this energetic nightlife would be Brettos, Galaxy Bar, Alexander’s Bar, and TAF. Tastefully decorated, the ambience varies from being a romantic place to a fun, loud party venue. Not only are these places bars and lounges, but you may also have the privilege of being a part of budding artists’ exhibitions.

Shopping

Athens has the cream of fashion boasting the latest trends in posh showrooms, as well as chaotic markets that have everything from fresh produce to souvenirs. Kolonaki is one name that every shopper must remember. Home to the big names like Armani and Gucci, it is one of the best places to be entices by gems and stones. Plaka, on the other hand, is an elegant neighbourhood with all that is expensive, but definitely worth it. Apart from the international brands, you will find a number of antique shops selling precious collectibles. You will also find fluffy flokati rugs and paintings here. A much quieter area in terms of the crowd, but a more simplistic shopping experience can be found in Psirri. Known for the leather sandals, you can buy a couple of pairs here.

Food

Ranging from the reputed Michelin Star restaurants, to the local seafood, Athens is a foodie’s ultimate destination. Varoulko Seaside has been, for long now, one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Athens. Known for its exquisite seafood, it is every pescatarian’s dream! Funky Gourmet is also a Michelin Star restaurant that specialises in Mediterranean cuisine. For a much more casual setting, with warm light and live music, head to Psarras. Indulge in authentic Greek cuisine here.

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