Athens is a must if you plan to visit Greece, especially for history lovers. It is a busy city with plenty of restaurants, businesses, and shops. Yet you will most likely find a historical attraction wherever you turn. My first stop was Acropolis Museum because it was already in the late afternoon when my family and I arrived at our hotel. Luckily there was a special orchestral event occurring at the museum so they were open til midnight. The following few days was when my family and I did all of our site-seeing at the top of the Parthenon, visit the square, saw of few more historical sites, and walked around the markets. I loved shopping at the markets because you can find everything there and it was where I did most of my souvenir shopping.
If you are trying to figure out how long to stay in Athens, three days is sufficient enough to see most of the city. My family and I spent an extra day to do a bus day trip to Sounio, which is a few hours outside of Athens. The best way to get from place to place is by Metro because it is the cheapest way to travel. The only time I took a taxi was when I first arrived at the airport.
Photography by me and my family.
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