2 Days in Athens Itinerary Story

By Aleksandra Jakimoska

Introduction

2 Days in Athens Itinerary Story

Thinking of visiting Athens but not sure if 2 days are enough? Well, yes, 2 days in Athens is enough... Read more

Day 1

Archeology and History

I visited Athens during Easter. When we arrived, I thought that there was no chance to get anywhere on foot.... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Telaro

Before you head out for the day, make sure to have a fulfilling breakfast as all the walking will eventually... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

Plaka and Anafiotika

The best way to reach the Acropolis is to head to the beautiful Plaka and Anafiotika neighbourhoods. Be careful -... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

The Acropolis of Athens

If it’s your first time, the Acropolis of Athens is a must-see. After exploring these two tiny neighbourhoods, start reaching... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 4

The Theatre of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Theatre of Dionysus is the first and oldest theatre in the world. It was built in the 6th century... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 5

Propylaea

As you continue your historic journey to the Acropolis, you will find Propylaea. This European landmark is a set of... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 6

Parthenon

During your 2 days in Athens, make sure to not miss out on the Parthenon, one of the most famous... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 7

Temple of Athena Nike

This temple is the smallest on the Acropolis and is located at the edge of a high cliff at the... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 8

Erechtheion

The Erechtheion is a site in the northern part of the Acropolis. It’s very popular for the six maidens that... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 9

Acropolis Museum

While everything is still fresh in your memory, head over to the Acropolis Museum, the museum displays various pieces of... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 10

Ancient and Roman Agora

As you are walking towards the city centre, you will pass by the Ancient Agora. This ancient archaeological site was... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 11

Areopagus

If you want to marvel at the best views, then Areopagus is the place to finish your first day in... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 12

'Atitamos' & 'Lefteris o Politis'

After a long day of exploring the Acropolis, you'll find yourself hungry and will be probably wondering where to go.... Read more

Day 2

Contemporary Athens

On your second day, to get a better feel of Athens, you will be about exploring what's beyond the ancient... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

The Underdog

Greek cuisine is one of my favourites, so I planned another delicious food tour. As I wanted to start my... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 2

Monastiraki Square

To start off your second day in Athens, I recommend Monastiraki Square to get a sense of the city. As... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 3

Syntagma Square

Just when you finish your shopping at Monastiraki, take some time to discover the Syntagma Square. It’s less than a... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 4

National Garden and Zappeion Hall

Just next to the Greek Parliament, you will find the National Garden, along with the Zappeion building. The building is... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 5

Panathenaic Stadium

One of the most modern things in Athens is the Panathenaic Stadium. The Olympic games are held here every four... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 6

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Just 10 minutes walk from the Panathenaic Museum, you will discover The Temple of Olympian Zeus (or the Olympieion). At... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 7

National Archeological Museum

The National Archeological Museum is considered to be one of the most significant archaeological museums in Athens and the world.... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 8

Varvakeios Central Market

To reach the Central Market, it is a 10-minute walk from the National Archaeological Museum. You can buy meat, fish,... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 9

Psyri

Continue your discovery of Athens to the Psyri neighbourhood. The area has cool restaurants and bars, so it’s a great... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 10

Kolonaki

Leave the ancient world behind and pay a visit to another cute neighbourhood, Kolonaki. The streets are steep, so make... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 11

Mount Lycabettus

There is no chance you can miss Mount Lycabettus. It’s one of the tallest hills in Athens located in the... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 12

The Station-Gyros-Souvlaki-Coffee

After a long day of sightseeing and street wandering, grab a phenomenal gyro at 'The Station-Gyros-Souvlaki-Coffee'. If you are looking... Read more

Conclusion

In Summary

It's been a year since I've been to Athens, but the memories are still fresh in my mind. I spent... Read more