Things not to Miss in Athens

When you’re lucky enough to be heading off on your travels, the only thing you need to think about is what you want to go and see first. A tour is a great way to take in the sights, immerse yourself in the culture, and mix with plenty of new people along the way.

To ensure you don’t miss out on anything when you set off on holiday, we’ve put together a list of things you simply cannot afford to miss in Athens. Enjoy!

Pay a Visit to the Acropolis

If there’s on thing that Athens is known for, then it has to be the Acropolis. Once the centre of Athenian life, now it lies largely in ruins atop one of the most striking landscapes you will have ever set eyes upon.

It’s such a tourist hotspot that you might want to think about visiting it at a different time of day to every one else. That way you’ll be able to get plenty of time and space to enjoy the sights, and you could also try and beat the hot afternoon sun!

There’s More to the Cuisine Than Feta

Booking yourself onto a culinary tour in Athens is a great way to give your tastebuds something to smile about. So many of us will think of rich feta cheese, but there’s so much more to it than that. If you love mediterranean food, then why not indulge yourself and take a tour that your tastebuds will never forget?

Not only is it a great way to introduce yourself to all manner of new flavours, textures, and aromas; it’ll also get you out and about so that you can meet lots more of the locals. Ideal if you want to immerse yourself in your new home away from home.

The Olympic Stadium is Surely a Must

The first modern Olympics may have been in Athens in 1896, but before that it was hosted for centuries in this stunning stadium. The straight may be longer, and the bends tighter, than the stadiums of today, but it was still the scene of some incredible athletic feats.

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Wrestlers were known to carry animals on their backs to train and build strength, and plenty of chariot racers became the celebrity sportsmen of their day.

Delphi Will Leave You Speechless

If you fancy breaking things up, then a day trip to Delphi is a great idea. This mountainous site was once home to Apollo’s Temple and a huge amphitheatre to name but a few of the sights of the times. Ideal if you want to get a sense of what life in Ancient Greece was like when you got out of the city.

Making a day of it is a great way of giving yourself a breather from the hustle and bustle of busy Athens, and it’s sure to give you a whole new appreciation for the culture and history of this part of the world.