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Things to do in Athens in Monastiraki

Within walking distance of the Acropolis Area and the Koukaki District, Monastiraki is a place you should add to your list when you visit Athens. Taking a stroll through this animated neighborhood will prove to you that there are so many things to do in Athens. And this can range from visiting historical and commercial sites to indulging in local cuisine and getting lost in thrift markets.

Join me on a tour in Monastiraki to taste the cultural cocktail of the Greek Capital!

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What to do in Athens: Go up on Lycabettus Hill

After our visit to Piraeus, we spent the remaining days in the heart of the Greek Capital. And, to take a better look at all the incredible places to visit in Athens, we went up on Lycabettus Hill, the highest point of the city. Therefore, when you’re wondering what to do in Athens, go up here. You’ll soon get some inspiration on what to visit next!

Together with the Acropolis and Philopappos Hill, Lycabettus Hill is a great place to view the entire city of Athens. In one gaze, you can see from the center of Athens all the way to the coast, in Piraeus.

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Places to visit in Athens: Monastiraki and Plaka

After our visit to the famous Acropolis, the third day in the Greek Capital was for exploring even more outdoor places to visit in Athens by foot.

We ate some bougatsa for breakfast near our apartment, then went to the subway. We got out at Monastiraki Square, a very lively and crowded area in the city of Athens. Therefore it took a bit of time to get our bearings and get on our way. You can see here how confused we looked that morning:

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What everyone must visit in the City of Athens

Last Spring, Mathieu and I went on a family trip to Athens, with my parents. Our flight to the Greek Capital landed late in the afternoon, so after going to the city of Athens from the airport, we only had time for dinner in the first evening.

However, this came as an advantage the next day. After a good night’s sleep, we woke up all bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to discover the first place everyone must visit in the city of Athens: the Parthenon on the Acropolis.

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Our unplanned family trip to Athens

Last spring, the very next day after arriving in Bucharest from Rome we got on a plane to go on a trip to Athens. While it was Mathieu’s first time visiting Greece, I was returning for the ninth or tenth time. However, it was my first visit to Athens.

I was very curious to see the Capital, and discover more of Greece’s history. At the same time, I was wondering if Athens resembled the rest of Greece or if it was completely different. Read on and come on a trip to Athens with me!

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