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Take a trip back in time and discover the ancient city of Athens, Greece. Named after the Goddess Athena, the city's preserved structures and ruins tell the tale of Greece's history. For first time travellers, make sure to pencil in a whole day for a trip to the Acropolis! The city is deeply rooted its past, and the Acropolis is at the very heart of that history. Here, you'll find the Parthenon, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the Acropolis Museum! Afterwards, spend some downtime at the Plaka Neighbourhood and devour a nice Greek meal - such as Gyro, Tzatziki, or Moussaka!

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First Timer's Guide to Athens, Greece

Travel to the historic city of Athens, Greece! Tour the grounds gods and goddesses walked upon and visit millennium-old structures like the Parthenon at the Acropolis! Check out our guide for Athens' best sightseeing locations and what food you can't miss out on!

Felicia Malolos· 15 Jun 2018

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Take a trip back in time and discover the ancient city of Athens, Greece. Named after the Goddess Athena, the city's preserved structures and ruins tell the tale of Greece's history.


For first time travellers, make sure to pencil in a whole day for a trip to the Acropolis! The city is deeply rooted its past, and the Acropolis is at the very heart of that history. Here, you'll find the Parthenon, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the Acropolis Museum! Afterwards, spend some downtime at the Plaka Neighbourhood and devour a nice Greek meal - such as Gyro, Tzatziki, or Moussaka!

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