If you are planning a visit to Athens, you will surely wonder what some fun things are to do in a city full of historic and ancient sites. Athens is like a playground for history lovers. But we have found the most exciting and fun things that will make your trip to the ancient city of Athens, unforgettable!
1. Take a walk in Plaka and Monastiraki
The neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki are among the most ancient neighborhoods in the city. There you can admire the architecture of the buildings, taste traditional food in the restaurants and wander the local shops.
2. Visit a rooftop bar for a great view
If you did not know, Athens has many rooftop bars with crazy stunning views of the Parthenon. The sunset and the dazzling view of the Parthenon while drinking some refreshing drinks is truly a magical experience. Enjoy the illuminated Parthenon at night, which shines at the top of the hill and highlights all its splendor!
3. Walk in the markets of Athens
Athens is a vibrant city with thousands of markets. Explore them and you will discover wonderful treasures. It is a real experience to feel the pulse of the local markets. We would suggest you visit the Central Market of Athens (Varvakeios), the Outdoor Market of Monastiraki, and The Meet Market, and do not forget the Antique Market in Abyssinia Square, which has unique and rare objects.
4. Take a ride on the Lycabettus cable car
Especially if you have children, a ride up the railway will impress you, combined with the spectacular view. Lycabettus is the highest peak in the center of Athens and offers excellent panoramic views of the city, up to the sea. At the top of the hill, you will also find a tiny Cycladic-style chapel built in the 19th century, the chapel of Agios Georgios. Don’t forget to stay there to enjoy the sunset. You will be dazzled!
We hope you enjoy all that this historic city has to offer!