Week

You have the whole week in Athens. A whole week to learn, explore, shop, eat, drink, party, and discover everything there is the Greek capital. If you are given this luxury to enjoy the city for seven long days, then rejoice! You have Athens at your feet without cramming all your activities in two or three days.

On day one of your tour, start with your sightseeing at Sintagma. Go have a walk to the streets of Voukourestiou and Kolonaki in the morning and ride to the cable car at Lycabettus Hill at night. If you intend to do your shopping as early as this time, take note that most stores in the city close down as early as 3:30 in the afternoon.

templeofposeidonOn the second day of your stay in the city, visit the Acropolis of Athens. Manifesting the flourishing civilization of the city’s ancient times, this place is just a not-to-miss on your list. Go take a walk, shop, and eat around Monastiraki, Thisio, and Plaka. As most of the shops here close at 9:00pm, you will have more time to enjoy and savour the area.

Take a breather from the chaos of the city on your third day by heading to the Attica Coastline or to the Sounion- home to the Temple of Poseidon and a local favorite for its marvelous sunset. Drop by the National Archaeological Museum on your fourth day in Athens or take a leisurely walk to the National Garden.

On your fifth day, indulge your artistic side by visiting the arty parts of Psiri, Gazi, and Kerameikos. You’d be interested to know that Kerameikos is where the word “ceramics” came from being where many potters of the city used to live. If you are interested in contemporary art, you can drop by the Benaki Museum for its cool and interesting displays. At night, enjoy the nightlife at Psiri or at Gazi.

Allot your sixth day in the city for shopping. You can spend your entire day going around the stores in Kifissia or try on the dozens of outfits at the malls located in Marousi. Because there’s just a lot of interesting things to buy in Athens, you would sure have a great time shopping for souvenirs.

Finally, on your last day, you can head out to the Monastiraki flea market to shop for some antiques and other interesting items. You can go have a coffee in the Kolonaki square and enjoy a chat with your friends before you bid goodbye to the city.