Athens, Greece
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Athens, the capital city of Greece, is a city steeped in history and mythology. Known as the cradle of Western civilization, Athens is home to many ancient monuments and works of art, most famously the Parthenon, a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis. The city also offers a vibrant street life, a relaxed lifestyle, and a variety of culinary delights. Here's a detailed itinerary for your 1-day trip to this historic city.

What to do in Athens?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Athens. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of Ancient History and Greek Culture


Start your day early with a visit to the Acropolis, the ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city. Explore the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Don't forget to visit the Acropolis Museum, which houses the artifacts found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes of the Acropolis.


Head to the Plaka district, the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis. Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch at one of the local tavernas. After lunch, take a stroll through the Monastiraki Flea Market, where you can find a variety of items from antiques to souvenirs.


Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble and host of the first modern Olympic Games. End your day with a delicious dinner at a rooftop restaurant with views of the illuminated Acropolis.

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