Walking the historic ruins and marveling at the flourishing art scene are only two of the thousands of other things to do in Athens, Greece. The city offers a mix of ancient history and contemporary activities, making it an ideal travel destination. Planning to travel here soon? Below are things to do in Athens in the evening, afternoon, or morning!
Athens is the largest city and the capital of Greece. A city since 508 BC and the center of Greek civilization for more than 4,000 years, Athens is known for its rich history and the largest collection of Greek ruins and artifacts in the world.
When is the Best Time to Visit Athens?
The best time to visit Athens is from May to September. Some notable events are Holy Week and Easter, which are key religious events, in March or April. If you love Ancient Greek drama, classical music, and/or dance shows, visit during summer months (dates vary) for the Athens ad Epidaurus Festival.
Where is the Best Location for Tourists to Stay in Athens?
Athens is a large city. If you are in a rush and have only allocated an overnight stay in the city, stay in Plaka or Syntagma as these are centrally located and are a short walk from the Acropolis. Another central area is Psyri, which is one of the best places to visit for the nightlife as it has many clubs and bars. Koukaki, on the other hand, is a good choice to experience local life; it’s very serene and does not have a touristic atmosphere.