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Best Things To Do in Athens

From ancient monuments and medieval churches to world-class museums and high-end boutiques, it's hard to get bored in Athens. One of the main reasons to visit is to roam the Acropolis, exploring its stunning ruins, including the Parthenon. But you also want to make time for the National Archaeological Museum and the Parliament Building, and maybe a day wandering through the Monastiraki Flea Market. Athens is also home to plenty of vibrant bars and nightclubs.

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#1
Parthenon
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: An impressive symbol of Classical Greece, the Parthenon is a cultural landmark like no other. A temple that served different ... read more»

#2
Acropolis
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: While there are many more acropoleis (the plural of "acropolis," in case you're wondering) in Greece, it's this ... read more»

#3
National Archaeological Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: "One of the most exciting collections of Greek antiquities in the world, this is a must-do for any travelers to ... read more»

#4
Ancient Agora
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The agoras of the ancient Greek city-states were open areas for people to assemble for anything from military purposes to ... read more»

#5
Plaka Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The beautiful, historical neighborhood of Plaka, located under the Acropolis, is largely residential. Still, its large assortment of restaurants and ... read more»

#6
Benaki Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Benaki Museum focuses on Greek art, from prehistory to the modern age. It is located in a large mansion ... read more»

#7
National Garden of Athens Free attraction

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: When you decide you need a break from the city hustle, join locals and fellow travelers for a respite at ... read more»

#8
New Acropolis Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Old Acropolis Museum was closed in 2007, primarily due to its lack of space. Subsequently, its contents were moved ... read more»

#9
Temple of Olympian Zeus
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Temple of Olympian Zeus was completed in the second century AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, more than 600 ... read more»

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