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Top 5 Must-See Activities in Athens

These are the most famous Athens tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:

Free Things To Do In Athens

Athens is the centre of culture during the ancient civilization, which makes it a truly interesting place to visit. There are so many things waiting for visitors to enjoy in Athens, and if you don't want to go beyond your travel budget, then you should start by checking out the cheap things to do in Athens. In fact, by simply taking the time to explore the streets of Athens, you'll already come across many interesting sights without spending a single amount of money!

Sure, Athens is not cheap to visit. But if you knew the many free things to do in Athens, you'll surely enjoy your time in the city even if you're trying to save money.

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There are also a number of free attractions in Athens that include the Mount Lycabettus, the neighbourhood of Plaka, Agora-Athens market, the Changing of the Guards, and the picturesque neighbourhood of Anafiotika.

There are absolutely so many free things to enjoy in Athens regardless of the time of the year. For instance, one of the free things to do in Athens this summer is to visit the numerous beaches just a few miles away from the city. If you are going to take your kids with you, then you'll surely have a great time even if you're in a budget. One of the free things to do in Athens with kids is to hike the Mars Hill, which is situated right next to The Acropolis. This hill is not really too tall and is easy for everyone to climb, including your little ones.

So if you're heading to Athens with a limited budget, here are the free things to do in Athens to help you save on your trip.

Free Attractions in Athens

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Hike Mount Lycabettus

This hill is the highest point in Athens at 277m (908ft) above sea level, and affords breathtaking views over the city and out to the Aegean Sea, making it well worth the journey to the top. It also has the 19th century Chapel of St George, a theatre, and a restaurant at its two summits.

There is a funicular railway that ascends the hill, starting from Aristippou Street, but if you’re up for an invigorating physical challenge, it’s...

Acropolis Museum Ticket

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  • Built on the ruins of an ancient site, the Acropolis Museum hosts a comprehensive display of Artefacts which were found within the Acropolis itself.
  • This is a "must have" time saving ticket which will help you make the most of your time in the city.
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Plaka is the oldest neighbourhood in Greece, as it is built directly on top of ancient housing and has many interesting archaeological sites. It is located on the northeastern slope of the Acropolis, leading to the name “The Neighbourhood of the Gods”. Excavations starting in the 19th century have shown among other things that Adrianou Street is the oldest street in the city, with the layout unchanged since ancient times.

There are...

Admission Ticket for Acropolis and Slopes

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  • The sacred rock of the Acropolis was for many centuries a place of worship of Athena, the city's patron goddess. In the 5th c. BC, due to the ambitious artistic program of Pericles, the site was adorned with the monumental Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and of course the Parthenon, eternal symbol of Greek and European civilization.
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Agora-Athens Central Market

This vibrant market is the place to be to get all your fresh produce sourced from all over Greece - meat, fish, and vegetables.

Unless you’re staying in a self-catering apartment, you may not have much call to do any cooking while on holiday, but it’s still well worth a wander around to soak in all the delicious sights, sounds, tastes and smells. There is also a fantastic range of cheeses, olives, spices and much more. Be sure to...

Private Tour with a Guide to Arachova and Delphi from Athens

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  • Our company, Greece Travel by Arvanitaki, offers high quality services by Minivan for safe, consistent, comfortable and economical transportation. We can ensure you timely transportation to all over the...read more


For a real taste of old-fashioned Athens, you have to visit this picturesque neighbourhood, which is part of the Plaka district. If you are visiting the Acropolis, you will find it situated just under the temple complex on the northeastern slope of the hill.

It’s well worth spending some time strolling the streets, which seem untouched by modern progress. The whitewashed, cubic houses are beautifully decorated with blooming flowers...

Athens Greece Full Day private tour

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  • Enjoy the Athens City Private Tour with a driver that he will explain all the Greek history to you and answer your questions.

    From ancient monuments and medieval churches to world-class museums and high-end boutiques, it's hard to get bored in Athens.

    No visit to Athens is complete without checking out the plethora of historical...read more

Monastiraki Flea Market

You can find anything and everything at this bustling market; books, antiques, paintings, jewellery, clothing, records and much, much more. It’s centred on Avissynias Square and there are many cafes and restaurants in the area. The busiest day is Sunday; try to arrive before 11am as it gets extremely hectic with the influx of tourists. It’s definitely a great place to hunt for that souvenir from your holiday as there are many bargains to...

Skip the Line Ferry Tickets For All Greek Islands.

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  • Imagine your self at 6.00am in the port of Athens waiting in the ticket kiosk line to print your official paper (card ticket) for the ferries that go to Mykonos, Santorini and many other more.Make a short icon in your mind...middle July,,,early wake up,,,packing stressfully the luggages back in the hotel,,,,trying to find a cab ,,,arrive late...read more

Changing of the Guard Athens

For a real flavour of the pomp and circumstance of the Greek military, you should check out this highly ritualised ceremony which takes place every hour on the hour. The Greek Evzones in their traditional uniform change the guard which stands at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Parliament Building in Syntagma Square.

Usually, just four guards are involved - two replacing two - but if you come on Sunday at 11am, there is a marching...

Ticket to the Museum Of Illusions with Self-Guided Tour in Athens

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  • Come and explore the world of illusions. Experience the impossible. And, by all means, bring your camera!

    Let your imagination run free in the vast expanse of the Infinity Room, defy the laws of gravity in the Reverse Room, shrink to miniature size in the Ames Room...

    Complete your experience with a self-guided sightseeing tour of...read more

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art Entrance Ticket

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  • In the historical centre of Athens, in a complex of neo-classical buildings, is located the Benaki Museum which houses a unique exhibition of Islamic art collections and examples  of all its local variations from as far as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain. The Benaki Museum of...read more

Skip the Line: War Museum of Athens Entrance Ticket

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  • The War Museum was established by the Hellenic State in 1964 in order to honor all those who fought for the country's freedom. The Museum’s mission, as this was determined by its Establishing Act, is to collect, preserve and exhibit military artifacts and memorabilia, and to study, document and project the sacred struggles of the Greek nation...read more

Skip the Line: Temple of Olympian Zeus Entrance Ticket

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  • Enjoy the Temple of Zeus in Athens is located near the centre of the city, just about a quarter of a mile to the southeast of the Acropolis, and within a quarter mile south of Syntagma Square and the Parliament Building. Keep in mind that until 2 AD it was the largest temple in Greece, bigger than the Parthenon, as it was consisted of 104...read more

Skip the Line: Roman Agora of Athens Entrance Ticket

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  • Discover the Tower of the Winds is a tall, octagonal building immediately east of the Roman Agora. It was wisely shaped to be an elaborate water clock on the inside, sundial on the outside, and weather vane on the top. Enjoy the Roman Agora which became the central market of the city, replacing many of the commercial activity of the Greek...read more

Acropolis Skip the Line Ticket with Self-Guided Audio Tour

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  • Explore Athens, the city of ancient glory and once the cultural center of the world, through the eyes of the local expert. Follow the expert guide through the roads in the historical areas of Athens, specifically designed for pedestrians.

    See the legendary temples of ancient gods. Enjoy your walk through the center of Athens. Immerse...read more

Goulandris Natural History Museum Entrance Ticket

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  • Discover the unique exhibits at the Goulandris Natural History Museum in Athens , Kifisia, with this entry ticket. Enjoy the permanent collections of the Museum, and the interactive exhibition called "Climate change and...read more

Skip-The-Line e-Ticket to the National Archaeological Museum

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  • Experience the National Archaeological Museum at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your...read more
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