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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...

Skip the Line: Benaki Museum of Greek Culture Entrance Ticket

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  • A tour that gives you wide range sightseeing of collections describing prehistoric and ancient Greeks in the most beautiful neoclassical building - The Benaki Museum.
  • A travel into ancient times by seeing several exhibits from the emergence of prehistory to the end of the Roman Era.
  • It is a delve into the home of gold
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Plaka

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...

Skip the Line: Frissiras Museum Entrance Ticket

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  • A ticket that gives you a stress - free entrance into the house that confines the largest collection of contemporary European painting in Greece.
  • It is a tour into the world of arts collections and ancient works of the 20th and 21st centuries done in Greece and all over the world.
  • This is a different tour in the sense that
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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...

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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Anafiotika

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...

The New Acropolis Museum Ticket-Skip the line

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  • One of the most important museums in Greece has a total area of 25,000 square meters and includes archaeological treasures dating to pre-historic times. The museum is divided into 4 main galleries and offers the opportunity to the visitor to view archaeological artifacts and learn about the Acropolis...read more
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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: 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...read more
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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...

Athens Museum of Illusions Ticket

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  • Enter the fascinating world of illusions which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you… Visit us and you will be thrilled because nothing is what it seems, especially not HERE!

    Are you ready for an even bigger, better, more fascinating adventure?...read more

Skip the Line: Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus Entrance Ticket

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  • Experience the Temple of Hephaistos and the Church of The Holy Apostles that are ones of the most notable in the ancient Agora. The Temple of Hephaistos is the world’s best-preserved ancient Greek doric temple in the world. St. Paul, one of Jesus’s twelve apostles, used to visit and preach in the Church of The Holy...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

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

1 Day 3 Greek Islands Cruise Tour

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  • A visit into the iconic islands consisting of the whitewashed homes, winding stone paths, blue-domed churched and many more gems of the Greeks.
  • A discovery of the beauty that is embedded in the islands of the Greeks with entry into archaeological sites e.g. The Temple of Aphaia.
  • A memory creating trip by boat into the few
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Private Luxury Sunset Sailing Cruise in the Athenian Riviera

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  • This is a private half - day tour into the Greece's island life on a 52 - foot private yacht.
  • An adventure into the picturesque scenery and amazing islands that surround the Athens City and comprises of Greek's wholeness.
  • A tour that gives you an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Athens into the world of
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Your Own Private Yacht - Athens Riviera Fun Day Sailing with Lunch & Watersports

clock Duration: 6 to 8 hou
  • A fun - filled tour with lots of activities as you explore the amazing island life of the Greeks in a relaxing yacht.
  • An escape from the city's hustling and bustling into the scenic environment and atmosphere of the beautiful Saronic Gulf.
  • It is a relaxation tour that comes with a Greek - styled picnic lunch including
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Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

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  • A full day excursion from the Central Athens.
  • This fun cruise takes you out of the city for a day sailing on the gorgeous see.
  • A chance to visit a few of Greece's many islands.
  • A unique and sun sightseeing tour.
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