2 Days in Athens Itinerary: Best Things to Do in Athens Story

By Andrew Sayles

Introduction

2 Days in Athens Itinerary: Best Things to Do in Athens Story

Find the best things to do in Athens with this 2 days in Athens itinerary...

DAY 1

Archaeology and History

For your first day, you'll head to the Acropoli metro station to put yourself within...

DAY 1 - STOP 1

Acropolis Museum

The first Acropolis Museum was built in 1874 and was located on the Acropolis itself...

DAY 1 - STOP 2

The Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis is the name for the ancient citadel built on the hilltop that marks...

DAY 1 - STOP 3

The Theatre of Dionysus

Your first stop on your walk up the Acropolis is the Theatre of Dionysus, an...

DAY 1 - STOP 4

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Continuing up the Acropolis, you'll next reach the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Unlike the Theatre...

DAY 1 - STOP 5

Temple of Athena Nike

Next on your walk, you'll find the famous Temple of Athena Nike. Athena was the...

DAY 1 - STOP 6

Propylaea

Just beside the Temple of Athena Nike, you'll find the Propylaea. This European landmark served...

DAY 1 - STOP 7

Parthenon

After passing the Propylaea, brace yourself for one of the most famous attractions in the...

DAY 1 - STOP 8

Erechtheion

Beyond the Parthenon, there is still one more major monument to see on your trip...

DAY 1 - STOP 9

Plaka and Anafiotika

After the Erechtheion, it will be time to drop down from the Acropolis to get...

DAY 1 - STOP 10

The Roman Agora

Every ancient Greek city-state had an agora (similar to a public square) that served as...

DAY 1 - STOP 11

The Ancient Agora of Athens

After exiting the Roman Agora, you'll make your way along Adrianou Street to the Ancient...

DAY 1 - STOP 12

Areopagus Hill

Next to the Ancient Agora is Areopagus Hill, offering one more chance for a stunning...

DAY 2

Modern and Contemporary Athens

With many of the Athens bucket list places now covered, your second day will take...

DAY 2 - STOP 1

Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch

Just a five-minute walk from the Acropoli metro stop, you'll discover The Temple of Olympian...

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DAY 2 - STOP 2

Panathenaic Stadium

Next on the itinerary, you'll visit the nearby Panathenaic Stadium. Both ancient and modern, it's...

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DAY 2 - STOP 3

National Garden and Zappeion Hall

After leaving Panathenaic Stadium, you'll make your way toward Syntagma Square by way of the...

DAY 2 - STOP 4

Syntagma Square

Passing the modern Greek Parliament building on your way out of the National Garden, you'll...

DAY 2 - STOP 5

Monastiraki Square and Monastiraki Flea Market

From Syntagma Square, it's about a ten-minute walk to Monastiraki Square. Along the way, you'll...

DAY 2 - STOP 6

Psyri

After shopping or picking up souvenirs for people back home at the flea market, it...

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DAY 2 - STOP 7

National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum is the next stop on this 2 day Athens itinerary. It's...

DAY 2 - STOP 8

Atitamos Resaurant

To celebrate your near completion of this itinerary, treat yourself to dinner at a traditional...

DAY 2 - STOP 9

Mount Lycabettus

The last stop, Mount Lycabettus, is the highest point in the city centre. Chances are...

Conclusion

In Summary

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