9-Day Greece City Break in Athens

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9 days & 8 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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8 nights included
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Embark on a memorable 9-day city break in Athens, Greece!

Experience the ultimate Athens city break with our perfectly planned holiday package. Let us take care of the details so you can fully enjoy all the attractions and activities the city has to offer. Whether you're seeking to discover the rich cultural heritage of Athens or indulge in its delicious culinary scene, our holiday package has got you covered. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Athens, Greece!

The home for your 9-day holiday in Athens will be one of the city’s best hotels. You’ll choose from a great selection of places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Athens, close to many of the top attractions and best restaurants in the city. Athens offers excellent hotels for every budget, ensuring travelers a fantastic city break in Greece.

You can stay in a popular 3-star hotel like the amazing Aristo Boutique Suites, praised by previous travelers as one of the perfect places to stay in the city. Travelers seeking a more luxurious option sometimes stay at the 4-star Kaningos 21 or an equally impressive hotel. For the budget-conscious traveler, an excellent, affordable 2-star stay can be enjoyed at a hotel like Athens City Hotel.

All these hotels have everything you need for an exceptional holiday in Athens. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

During your vacation in Athens, you'll get the chance to experience some of the best attractions and activities offered in the city. Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon ancient greek temple, and Acropolis Museum are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you’ll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Make the most of your holiday in Athens by adding tours and tickets to each day of your trip. With plenty of exciting tours to choose from, you’ll never have a boring moment in Athens.

Between attractions and activities, you’ll have plenty of time to stroll along the best shopping streets and markets in the city. Here, you can buy unique souvenirs to remind you of your city break in Athens.

As your holiday in Athens comes to an end, you will return home with a newfound appreciation for the vibrant culture, rich history, and exciting atmosphere of this top travel destination in Greece. Your journey through Athens's diverse neighborhoods, famous landmarks, and hidden gems will leave you with countless cherished memories and stories to share with loved ones.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best trip to Athens, Greece. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your 9-day city break in Greece. Let the experts plan it for you so you can focus on enjoying it instead.

For the best holiday to Athens, we offer you the opportunity to customize each day of your city break vacation in Athens before and after booking. Our flexible trip planning means you’ll be able to explore Athens the way you want, at your own pace.

Book with us to get access to 24/7 personal travel support throughout your entire journey and a step-by-step guide in our easy-to-use mobile app, which includes all your travel documents for your vacation in Athens. Moreover, rest assured knowing that all taxes are already covered in the price of your travel package.

The best flights, activities, tours, and hotels in Athens fill up quickly, so be sure to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Athens as soon as today!

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Hotel, 8 nights
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
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Destinations

AthensAthens
Kallithea - city in GreeceKallithea

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Attractions

Photo of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus Roman theater structure at the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.Acropolis of Athens
Photo of the Parthenon that is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis in Greece.Parthenon
Photo of Acropolis Museum is archaeological museum focused on findings archaeological site of Acropolis of Athens in Greece.Acropolis Museum
Photo of the artificial lake with the wooden bridge at the National Garden of Athens, Greece.National Garden of Athens
Stavros Niarchos Park, 2nd District of Kallithea, Municipality of Kallithea, Regional Unit of South Athens, Attica, GreeceStavros Niarchos Park
Photo of Temple of Hephaestus in Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece. Sunny front view of classical Greek temple.Ancient Agora of Athens
Photo of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity.National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Photo of the Temple of Olympian Zeus (considered one of the biggest of the ancient world), Greece.Temple of Olympian Zeus
Filopappou Hill, 3rd District of Athens, Municipality of Athens, Regional Unit of Central Athens, Attica, GreecePhilopappos Hill
photo of the Technopolis City of Athens, Greece.Technopolis City of Athens
Photo of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus Roman theater structure at the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.Odeon of Herodes Atticus
photo of view of Monastiraki Square 6, Athens, Greece.Monastiraki Square 6
photo of Gate of Athena Archegetis and remains of the Roman Agora built in Athens during the Roman period, Athens, Greece,Athens Greece.Roman Agora
Πύλη ἈδριανοῦHadrian's Arch
photo of view of Temple of Hephaestus in Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece.Temple of Hephaestus
photo of view of Remains of Hadrian's Library and Acropolis in the old town of Athens, Greece..Hadrian's Library
photo of Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.Benaki Museum
photo of view of Building of Greek parliament in Syntagma square, Athens, Greece.Syntagma Square
photo of Archaeological site of Kerameikos nearby the ancient Agora in Athens.,Athens Greece.Kerameikos
photo of Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Greece .Byzantine & Christian Museum
photo of Cycladic idol .Museum of Cycladic Art
photo of view of Philopappos Monument in Athens, Greece..Philopappos Monument
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center (Museum & Theater complex), Municipal Unit of Tavros, Municipality of Moschato-Tavros, Regional Unit of South Athens, Attica, GreeceHellenic Cosmos Cultural Center (Museum & Theater complex)
Εθνικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης (ΕΜΣΤ), Neos Kosmos Suburb, 2nd District of Athens, Municipality of Athens, Regional Unit of Central Athens, Attica, GreeceΕθνικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης (ΕΜΣΤ)
Church of Agia Fotini, Municipality of Nea Smyrni, Regional Unit of South Athens, Attica, GreeceChurch of Agia Fotini
Self-managed Park Navarinou, 1st District of Athens, Municipality of Athens, Regional Unit of Central Athens, Attica, GreeceSelf-managed Park Navarinou

Travel details

Travel dates
Jan 1 - Jan 9

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Day 1 – Athens - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Athens - arrival day

  • Athens - Arrival day
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  • Syntagma Square
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Your exciting city break begins as soon as you arrive in the beautiful city of Athens. You’ll stay in Athens for 8 nights.

You’ll choose between some of the best hotels and places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Athens. To feel pampered during your visit, you can stay at a hotel like Kaningos 21. This 4-star luxury hotel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 74 previous guests.

A popular 3-star hotel promising a comfortable stay at an excellent location is Aristo Boutique Suites. This hotel has been praised by 361 previous guests in reviews, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

For the budget-conscious traveler, choose a hotel with cheap deals like the 2-star Athens City Hotel. This popular hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 573 guests.

If these hotels are unavailable for your city break in Athens, we will help you find the best alternatives for your stay. With lots of excellent hotels to choose from, you're sure to have a fantastic experience during your city break.

Athens has plenty of sights, monuments, and places of interest to explore. Luckily, you have plenty of time to do so for the next 9 days. Choose an early flight to get started with your sightseeing in Athens right away.

An attraction we recommend you check out today is Syntagma Square. This square has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,163 travelers.

When you're ready to head out for dinner, an excellent restaurant you may want to try is Karamanlidika. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,838 customers and is sure to satisfy your hunger after a long day of exploring.

Another acclaimed restaurant in the city of Athens is Atitamos. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,348 customers, guests often have an outstanding experience at this restaurant.

Athens is also home to several great bars for every travel budget. One of the best bars in the city is Couleur Locale. This claim is supported by 7,817 customers who have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another great bar in Athens is 360 Cocktail bar. If you ask the 7,580 customers who have rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars, 360 Cocktail bar is the perfect place for a drink or two.

This is the time to raise a toast for the beginning of your incredible 9-day vacation in Athens!

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Day 2 – Athens

Day 2

Day 2 – Athens

  • Athens
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  • Roman Agora
  • Hadrian's Library
  • Monastiraki Square 6
  • National Archaeological Museum of Athens
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Wake up to day 2 of your exciting city break in Athens. You still have 7 nights left in Athens, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most out of today!

One of the top places you can visit in Athens today is the incredible Acropolis of Athens. This attraction is an acropoli and place of interest, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 108,369 visitors. Around 1,807,580 travelers visit this attraction every year.

Another attraction travelers from all over the world add to their itinerary every year is Parthenon. Parthenon is a popular ancient greek temple and travel destination with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 65,860 visitors. Today, you can visit this magnificent ancient greek temple in Athens too.

For the full Athens experience, visit the incredible Acropolis Museum. This one-of-a-kind archaeological museum is rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,529 visitors. Up to 814,565 people visit this site every year.

After or in between exploring Athens, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. An excellent option is Couleur Locale, which is a popular restaurant with an exciting menu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,817 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant to consider is Maiandros restaurant. This restaurant is popular with locals as well as travelers and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,357 customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Upupa Epops - The bar. This place has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,915 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at The Clumsies. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,694 customers.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Athens to come!

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Day 3 – Athens

Day 3

Day 3 – Athens

  • Athens
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  • Parthenon
  • Acropolis of Athens
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Hadrian's Arch
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
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On day 3 of your fun city break in Athens, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 6 nights left in Athens.

Start this beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated acropolis in Athens, Acropolis of Athens. About 108,369 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Parthenon is another top sight in Athens that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This ancient greek temple is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 65,860 reviews.

Acropolis Museum is a highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Athens. This archaeological museum has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 55,529 visitors.

Exploring Athens's best attractions and hidden gems can make you quickly lose track of time. Make sure to grab something to eat and use this opportunity to learn more about Athens's food culture.

Ama Lachei is one of the most popular restaurants in Athens. Most people can find something that fits their taste from Ama Lachei’s excellent menu. Approximately 4,018 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something different, check out Efcharis restaurant. This Athens-based restaurant is one of locals’ favorites and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,655 customers.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Kuko's The Bar. Around 3,785 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Athens also enjoy the cocktails at Juan Rodriguez Bar •Compañia de Bebida. This place is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,926 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating another amazing day in Athens, Greece.

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Day 4 – Athens

Day 4

Day 4 – Athens

  • Athens
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  • Byzantine & Christian Museum
  • Museum of Cycladic Art
  • Benaki Museum
  • National Garden of Athens
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Wake up to day 4 of your exciting city break in Athens. You still have 5 nights left in Athens, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most out of today!

One of the top places you can visit in Athens today is the incredible Acropolis of Athens. This attraction is an acropoli and place of interest, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 108,369 visitors. Around 1,807,580 travelers visit this attraction every year.

Another attraction travelers from all over the world add to their itinerary every year is Parthenon. Parthenon is a popular ancient greek temple and travel destination with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 65,860 visitors. Today, you can visit this magnificent ancient greek temple in Athens too.

For the full Athens experience, visit the incredible Acropolis Museum. This one-of-a-kind archaeological museum is rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,529 visitors. Up to 814,565 people visit this site every year.

After or in between exploring Athens, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. An excellent option is Tavern Klimataria (est.1927), which is a popular restaurant with an exciting menu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,650 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant to consider is Rosalia. This restaurant is popular with locals as well as travelers and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,226 customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Brettos. This place has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,481 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Ippopotamos. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,396 customers.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Athens to come!

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Day 5 – Athens

Day 5

Day 5 – Athens

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  • Εθνικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης (ΕΜΣΤ)
  • Acropolis Museum
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On day 5 of your fun city break in Athens, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 4 nights left in Athens.

Start this beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated acropolis in Athens, Acropolis of Athens. About 108,369 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Parthenon is another top sight in Athens that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This ancient greek temple is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 65,860 reviews.

Acropolis Museum is a highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Athens. This archaeological museum has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 55,529 visitors.

Exploring Athens's best attractions and hidden gems can make you quickly lose track of time. Make sure to grab something to eat and use this opportunity to learn more about Athens's food culture.

Kuzina is one of the most popular restaurants in Athens. Most people can find something that fits their taste from Kuzina’s excellent menu. Approximately 2,585 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something different, check out LIONDI Traditional Greek Restaurant. This Athens-based restaurant is one of locals’ favorites and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,159 customers.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Mayros Gatos. Around 2,357 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Athens also enjoy the cocktails at Tiki Bar Athens. This place is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,829 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating another amazing day in Athens, Greece.

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Day 6 – Athens

Day 6

Day 6 – Athens

  • Kallithea
  • Athens
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  • Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center (Museum & Theater complex)
  • Stavros Niarchos Park
  • Church of Agia Fotini
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Wake up to day 6 of your exciting city break in Athens. You still have 3 nights left in Athens, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most out of today!

One of the top places you can visit in Athens today is the incredible Acropolis of Athens. This attraction is an acropoli and place of interest, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 108,369 visitors. Around 1,807,580 travelers visit this attraction every year.

Another attraction travelers from all over the world add to their itinerary every year is Parthenon. Parthenon is a popular ancient greek temple and travel destination with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 65,860 visitors. Today, you can visit this magnificent ancient greek temple in Athens too.

For the full Athens experience, visit the incredible Acropolis Museum. This one-of-a-kind archaeological museum is rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,529 visitors. Up to 814,565 people visit this site every year.

After or in between exploring Athens, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. An excellent option is Arcadia Restaurant, which is a popular restaurant with an exciting menu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,812 customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Zampano. This place has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,675 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Buena Vista Social Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,552 customers.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Athens to come!

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Day 7 – Athens

Day 7

Day 7 – Athens

  • Athens
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  • Technopolis City of Athens
  • Kerameikos
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Ancient Agora of Athens
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On day 7 of your fun city break in Athens, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 2 nights left in Athens.

Start this beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated acropolis in Athens, Acropolis of Athens. About 108,369 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Parthenon is another top sight in Athens that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This ancient greek temple is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 65,860 reviews.

Acropolis Museum is a highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Athens. This archaeological museum has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 55,529 visitors.

Exploring Athens's best attractions and hidden gems can make you quickly lose track of time. Make sure to grab something to eat and use this opportunity to learn more about Athens's food culture.

Zampano is one of the most popular restaurants in Athens. Most people can find something that fits their taste from Zampano’s excellent menu. Approximately 1,675 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something different, check out Buena Vista Social Bar. This Athens-based restaurant is one of locals’ favorites and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,552 customers.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Barley Cargo. Around 1,676 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Athens also enjoy the cocktails at SYN AThINA. This place is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,574 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating another amazing day in Athens, Greece.

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Day 8 – Athens

Day 8

Day 8 – Athens

  • Athens
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  • Philopappos Hill
  • Philopappos Monument
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Wake up to day 8 of your exciting city break in Athens. You still have 1 night left in Athens, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most out of today!

One of the top places you can visit in Athens today is the incredible Acropolis of Athens. This attraction is an acropoli and place of interest, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 108,369 visitors. Around 1,807,580 travelers visit this attraction every year.

Another attraction travelers from all over the world add to their itinerary every year is Parthenon. Parthenon is a popular ancient greek temple and travel destination with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 65,860 visitors. Today, you can visit this magnificent ancient greek temple in Athens too.

For the full Athens experience, visit the incredible Acropolis Museum. This one-of-a-kind archaeological museum is rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,529 visitors. Up to 814,565 people visit this site every year.

After or in between exploring Athens, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. An excellent option is Barley Cargo, which is a popular restaurant with an exciting menu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,676 customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Drachmi. This place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,611 customers.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Athens to come!

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Day 9 – Athens - departure day

Day 9

Day 9 – Athens - departure day

  • Athens - Departure day
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  • Self-managed Park Navarinou
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Your city break in Athens is coming to an end, and it's soon time to say goodbye to the city.

Depending on how much time you have on your departure day, this is your chance to catch one last glimpse of the beautiful city of Athens. We recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

If you can catch a later flight, we recommend visiting some of the attractions you may not yet have had the time to explore. This extra time will let you dive into more iconic landmarks and uncover hidden gems.

Acropolis of Athens is a fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Athens. This acropolis and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 108,369 visitors. More than 1,807,580 people visit Acropolis of Athens each year.

If you'd rather see something else, Parthenon ancient greek temple is a great alternative. According to more than 65,860 reviews, adding up to an average score of 4.8 out of 5 stars, this attraction is a worthwhile visit in the city of Athens.

To soak in the last of Athens, you can also make a visit to Acropolis Museum archaeological museum. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,529 visitors. Around 814,565 people visit Acropolis Museum every year.

You'll then say farewell to Athens and begin your journey home, now filled with unforgettable experiences, memories, and photos from Greece!

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