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24 hours in Athens

Athens is a city full of sites to see and things to do with the family, so how do you narrow it down if you only have a day to spend at the capital? Here are a few highlights we picked up for you to make the most of your 24 hours in Athens.

  1. Visit the Akropolis Museum

New Acropolis museum, Athens, Greece

Admire the stunning findings from the slopes of the Acropolis hosted in the beautiful building of this museum. After that, you can enjoy a beverage at the veranda-café of the top floor, with an enjoyable view to the Parthenon.

For a private guided tour to the Acropolis Museum with your family click HERE:

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  1. Take a walk around Monastiraki and Plaka

Monastiraki

In its colourful market you can find anything from souvenirs and antiques, to toys and jewelry. There are plenty of ice-cream shops around here, as well as some of the best places to get souvlaki.

To visit Monastiraki and Plaka with your family as part of a family guided tour click HERE:

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  1. Catch the Happy Train

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This open-style train will take you around all the important sites in Plaka, Thiseio and Syntagma while you sit back relaxed in your seat. What a time-saver.

  1. Walk around Zappeion
Flickr/SpirosK photography

Flickr/SpirosK photography

The National Garden, found next to the Parliament, is a gorgeous and cool place during hot summers. Take your kids there for a walk and feed the ducks in the pond.

To visit the Acropolis, Athens city centre and the Acropolis Museum with your family as part of a family guided tour click HERE:

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  1. Concert at the Theatre of the Herodion
Flickr/ John and Melanie (Illingworth) Kotsopoulos/ Herodion Theatre

Flickr/ John and Melanie (Illingworth) Kotsopoulos

Enjoy a starry summer night watching one of the numerous concerts, operas and plays staged at the open amphitheater built in 161 AD by Herodes Atticus.

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24 hours in Athens

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Anastasia Valti-Spanopoulou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. After a year in Law School, she left Athens to pursue a degree in Comparative Literature and History of Art in Scotland. In 2014 she returned to Greece. As a student she did several different jobs including translation, teaching at a nursery school, screenwriting and, of course, waitressing! When she’s not busy reading ridiculously old books, she enjoys playing the piano, struggles to learn Russian and travels to places with excellent cuisine and plentiful galleries!