If you’re planning to visit this huge, interesting city, you’re probably interested to know more about things to see in Athens- Am I right? Well, I might be able to help you with that. I’m still new to this whole experience and Athens is still a bit scary and amazingly huge so forgive me for not being able tell you everything about everything. There are many interesting things to see in Athens, that’s for sure, and here are some you might want to check out first:
Hah! You saw this coming – didn’t you? But seriously now, why bother coming to Athens if you’re not planning on seeing the most popular thing in it? The restoration is still in progress and it’s been this way for years now although I must say you’ll get to see a lot of things that were a complete mess back in 2005 when I visited for the first time. The Acropolis site includes 21 separate buildings, sanctuaries and temples so make sure you wear your comfy shoes!
2. The Acropolis Museum
Next on my list of things to see in Athens would definitely be the Acropolis Museum because I’ve been there two times and I had a lot of fun. It took me three hours just to check everything out the first time and I got to see a special machine used to restore Caryatides during my second visit. Expect a lot of marble, old pottery and statues and, once the ancient world wears you down, head straight to the restaurant for a quick snack and a refreshing drink.
3. Monastiraki Thisio
I haven’t travelled the world yet so I can’t say this is the most colorful place on it although I bet it could rate pretty high. Narrow streets, many shops and coffee shops, street performers, street sellers and tourists from all over the world trying to earn money in order to stay a few more days – simply amazing! You can have your coffee while watching a guy juggling fire! So visit the Acropolis early in the morning and stop by Plaka and Monastiraki for coffee, lunch and an experience you’ll never forget.