The first and second most important things to do in Athens are to visit the Acropolis combined with the brand new Acropolis Museum.
This is one of the most important things to do in Athens , just like visiting the Big Ben in London , the EIffel Tower in Paris and the Pyramids in Cairo.
But since we are talking about things to do in Athens, lets get back to our subject : set on the foot of the Acropolis hill, you will discover Plaka the oldest neighborhood of Athens a real village right in the heart of the city. There you can enjoy and relax , drinking a frappe (famous Greek cold instant coffee) at one of the picturesque cafe.
Make sure you don’t miss the chance to walk around the Ancient Greek Market (Agora), right where all famous ancient philosophers like Plato and Socrates used to gather with their students to talk about life, politics and ethics. Swinging around towards Athens center make sure to check out the Temple of Zeus and Andrian’s Roman Gate.
Among the things to do in Athens is to visit the change of guard in front of the parliament. Then off to the Panepistimiou street to admire some of the most emblematic buildings in Athens (academy, university , national library) designed by the well know German architect Ziller, by the way if you happen to be in Athens the next few days there is a interesting exhibition dedicated to Ziller at the national gallery, which is next to Hilton Hotel.
Tired yet ? time for a Greek souvlaki, which can be easily found at one of the millions of places in Athens.
Next set of things to do in Athens is visit the following museums :
National Archeological Museum, Cycladic Museum, Benaki Museum , Byzantine Museum among the numerous museum to visit, these are the most significant.
To consider a day complete with things to do in Athens, you must go for shopping at Kolonaki !!! International and local Chic stores, boutiques with a variety of brands like Gucci, Prada … but also the Greek Lalaounis and Zolotas, famous jewelery stores.
Athens by night !!!!
Quick shower at the hotel, off to the landmarks ! if you happen to be in Athens during summertime make it a point to catch a performance at the Herodium and a show at the Lycabettus hill, from where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Greeks always say “the night is still young”: Places like Gazi and Psyrri offer about a million of bars, tavernas, clubs, concert halls and restaurants to chose and stay up really late!
There are many other things to do in Athens but these are the most important!