One day in Athens
It’s not always easy when you come to Greece and you have only one day to walk around Athens. Υou start to wonder what to do and what to see first and most desperately, what to leave behind.
Well, if you come early on in your day, it is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the day. Right after your check in at your hotel and if you are not too jet lag from your trip, get a map from the front desk and start your journey into the ancient past of Athens, to end it in Modern Athens.
Start your day from the area of Monastiraki, the big flea market with shops selling retro clothes, shoes and jewelry! Through the narrow streets of Monastiraki, without knowing, you will find yourself in Plaka where the stoned streets have more than many souvenir shops, jewelry stores and surely you won’t miss some of the indicative ruins that will mark your way to the gates of the Acropolis & the doors of the Acropolis Museum. Visiting the museum first is essential as it will give you a better understanding of the Acropolis & the Parthenon with all the facts & artifacts and if you are lucky enough, you may see some of them never been seen before, as the excavation in the vast ancient site beneath the Acropolis Museum still goes on!
On your way back to the hotel, stop and have a seat at a café or take a bite at a small tavern in Thisio in which they all have a magnificent view of the Acropolis. Take your time. The – most of the year – sunny days and the busy, yet easy-going attitude of Athens’ life worths a while.
Come back to your hotel and have some rest from a long day and rewarding day, so as to be ready in the evening to experience the Greek Nightlife! Walk through the narrow streets of Psiri, the old small-factories area, now converted to the best nightlife area of Athens! Every corner there is a bar, tavern with live music or a club. Later you can walk to Gazi to enjoy an all night long party at its bars & clubs. Don’t miss the roof-garden bars – urban sunrise is far more beautiful than you expect.