1. The Parthenon

Location: Acropolis of Athens, Central Athens, Attica, Greece. Save on Google Maps.

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See also: Athens Travel Guide | Places to visit in Santorini.

More travel tips coming up! In the meantine, enjoy this quick list of attractions and tourist spots in Athens. To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference. I’ve also shared photos from my Instagram feed. Use Instagram’s save feature for quick access to your travel/feed goals.

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2. Acropolis Hill

Location: Central Athens. Save on Google Maps.

3. Acropolis Museum

Location: Dionysiou Areopagitou 15. Save on Google Maps.

4. Temple of Olympian Zeus

Location: Leof. Vasilissis Olgas St. East of Acropolis Hill. Save on Google Maps.

5. Hadrian’s Arch

Location: Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 50. Northwest corner of Temple of Olympian Zeus.. Save on Google Maps.

6. Roman Agora in Athens & Other Archeological

Location: Polignotou 3. Save on Google Maps.

7. Changing of the Guards & Syntagma

Location: Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 133. Save on Google Maps.

8. Panathenaic Stadium

Location: Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou. Save on Google Maps.

9. Athens Trilogy

Location: Omonoia 30. Save on Google Maps.

10. Zappeion & National Garden

Location: Leof. Vasilissis Olgas. Save on Google Maps.

11. Lycabettus Hill

Location: Neapoli neighborhood. Save on Google Maps.

12. Explore Athens’ Interesting Neighborhoods

13. Enjoy Greek Food

Beyond Athens

14. Meteora

Location: Kalabaka, Greece. 359 km drive northwest of Athens.. Save on Google Maps.

15. Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon

Location: Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00, Greece. Southeast of Athens. 67 km drive from Central Athens.. Save on Google Maps.

16. Peloponnese

Location: Skiritida, Greece. West of Athens.. Save on Google Maps.

17. Saronic Islands

Location: Saronic Gulf. Group of islands just off the south coast near Athens.. Save on Google Maps.

18. Delphi

Location: ‎Phocis‎, Greece. Save on Google Maps.

What places have you added to your bucketlist? Have you been to beautiful places in Athens that should be on this list? Feel free to share your thoughts!

Places to visit in Athens

Athens tourist spots, things to do in Athens, where to go in Athens & more.

Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.

Where to Stay in Athens

The best places to stay are the areas surrounding Acropolis Hill, including Plaka, Syntagma, and Monastiraki. Many of Athens' top tourist spots are clustered within these districts & are easily reached by walking. Some areas of Thissio/Makriyanni, Koukaki, and Psiri that are conveniently located as well. Make sure to check if the property is located near the Acropolis or Monastiraki metro stations. Consider Omonia and Kolonaki/Lycabettus (Likavittos) if you want to get away from the main tourist districts & experience the more local side of Athens.

Novotel Athens


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Athinais Hotel


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Hotel Grande Bretagne

Splurge / Syntagma

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Mid-Range / Syntagma

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Hotel Lozenge

Mid-Range / Syntagma Metro / Kolonaki

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Emporikon Athens

Mid-Range / Monastiraki

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Concierge Athens

Budget / Monastiraki

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Athens Studios

Budget Backpacker / Acropolis Metro / Koukaki

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Bedbox Hostel

Budget Backpacker / Monastiraki

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Athens Backpackers

Budget Backpacker / Acropolis Metro / Koukaki

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Where to book

Click below & search recommended Athens hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Remember to set your min/max price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. I often book online with these trusted booking sites below for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.


Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

Athens Essentials & Top Discounts

Athens Airport (ATH) Shared Transfers for Athens

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Meteora Day Tour from Athens with Train

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Athens Hop On Hop Off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Acropolis Ticket in Athens

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Acropolis Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

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