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3 days in Athens

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3 days in Athens
A tour of the sites and sights around the city's best-known landmark. It's best to do the museum first then visit the Acropolis around sunset for great photos
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
The Acropolis Museum
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The Acropolis Museum

Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Acropolis (Akropolis)
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Acropolis (Akropolis)

The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center of the city and contains a cluster of ancient ruins.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Monastiraki
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Monastiraki

Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 2
Benaki Museum
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Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum was founded in 1930 by Antonis Benakis and presents the historical and cultural development of the Greek nation. Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields –from the age of Roman domination to the medieval Byzantine period and from the fall of Constantinople to the struggle for Greek independence in 1821- the Benaki Museum is perhaps... More

The Benaki Museum was founded in 1930 by Antonis Benakis and presents the historical and cultural development of the Greek nation. Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields –from the age of Roman domination to the medieval Byzantine period and from the fall of Constantinople to the struggle for Greek independence in 1821- the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations in Greece. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hammam Baths
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Hammam Baths

Hammam baths has to be on your list of ‘must do’s’ when in Athens since it’s the only authentic hammam in the city. Hammam baths offers you the ultimate relaxing experience through a blissful full body scrub during the bath and a glorious massage on warm marbles. You will feel your skin so soft and refreshed as never before. The building combines traditional architecture with modern... More

Hammam baths has to be on your list of ‘must do’s’ when in Athens since it’s the only authentic hammam in the city. Hammam baths offers you the ultimate relaxing experience through a blissful full body scrub during the bath and a glorious massage on warm marbles. You will feel your skin so soft and refreshed as never before. The building combines traditional architecture with modern minimal interiors.Our prices welcome you to visit again and again! Enjoy your day in the historical part of the city and treat your self to a traditional hammam bath! Booking is required so call us and we will be happy to assist you! Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Plaka
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Plaka

Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 3
Museum of Cycladic Art
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Museum of Cycladic Art

The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the heart of Athens. More than 3.000 objects of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art (dating from the 5th millennium BC to the 6th century AD) are displayed in the galleries of the four floors of the Museum of Cycladic Art. This summer the museum also hosts two contemporary art exhibitions by artists Jannis... More

The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the heart of Athens. More than 3.000 objects of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art (dating from the 5th millennium BC to the 6th century AD) are displayed in the galleries of the four floors of the Museum of Cycladic Art. This summer the museum also hosts two contemporary art exhibitions by artists Jannis Kounelis and Ugo Rondinone. The museum can be accessed either from the entrance from the Stathatos Mansion (1 Irodotou Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue) or from the entrance at 4 Neofytou Douka Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)
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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Gazi
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Gazi

A busy neighborhood lined with shops, restaurants and lots of bars.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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