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Things to do in Athens

  • National Archaeological Museum, Athens

    Perhaps the second most important venue for diligent tourists (after the Acropolis), the recently renovated mammoth museum has the amazing Greek co... More
  • The Acropolis and the Parthenon

    You can’t come to Athens and not visit the sacred rock. The world’s most famous acropolis (which means “edge of the city”) stands 230 feet high, wi... More
  • The Center for Hellenic Tradition

    Arguably the prettiest shop in Plaka, the city’s tourist hotbed, this store and gallery forgoes kitschy souvenirs for ceramic plates from the islan... More
  • To Perivoli T' Ouranou

    This is one of Athens’s oldest venues for rembetika, the “Greek blues,” born out of the misery surrounding the population exchange of the 1920s (wh... More
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    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    The changing of the guard in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square’s pink Parliament Building. Every Sunday at 11 a.m., the E... More
  • Vouliagmeni Lake Hot Springs

    Natural hot springs continually fill this saltwater/mineral-water lake from below, keeping the brilliantly blue waters at a temperature of around 7... More
  • YaBaNaki Beach Park

    Rows of beach chairs and umbrellas line this hip, family-friendly, shallow-water beach east of Vouliagmeni. It’s privately owned, which means it ha... More

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