Athens, Greece is a beautiful location steeped in history and rich tradition. Here’s a breakdown of how to spend two days in Athens and make the most of a short trip.
The Points Guy ~ ” With 48 hours in Athens, chances are you will be spending at least a few of them tackling the Acropolis. So why not get an eyeful of this starring attraction before you even set out? Athens has a number of beautiful rooftop terraces from which to drink in views of the most iconic of the city’s ancient monuments.
For a classic view of the Acropolis, head to the Hill of the Muses, or Filopappou Hill, which is steeped in history — and it’s quite beautiful, too. Follow the marble path from Dionysiou Areopagitou, skip the detour to Socrates’ prison and continue to the summit, where you’ll find the monument to Filopappos (a Greek prince during ancient Roman times) and sweeping views across southern Athens and the port of Piraeus. Another site, Areopagus Hill, is a rocky outcropping just northwest of the Acropolis that was the site of a criminal court in ancient Athens. But today, people come at all hours to Instagram the city’s most riveting lateral views of the Acropolis.
Athens has the National Archaeological Museum. Give yourself plenty of time to navigate the thousands of artifacts at what is one of the greatest museums in the world. Highlights include the gold mask of Agamemnon, the bronze statue of Zeus, frescoes from Akrotiri (the Minoan ruins in Santorini said to be the original Atlantis), the Antikythera Mechanism — an ancient analogue “computer” retrieved from a famous shipwreck — and more richly painted ancient Greek vases than you can count.” ~ The Points Guy
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