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Lonely Planet Experience

Athens Reloaded - The Hipsters' Walk

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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Athens Mythology and Legends Walking Tour

Starting at$114

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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Athens Tour: Markets & Ancient Ruins

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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Taste of Athens Tour

Starting at$165

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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Athens Tour: Athens Reloaded - The Hipsters' Walk

Starting at$184

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Food & Drink

Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

Starting at$62

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

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17 best things to do in Athens

9 min readPublished Jul 19, 2021

From relics of antiquity to a modern bustling art scene, Athens is an increasingly popular city break. Here's how to see the best of the city.

Crowd gathers at Monastiraki Square at night with the ancient Acropolis in the background. 
Road trips

Top 9 day trips from Athens

7 min readPublished Mar 3, 2021

From ancient ruins to island beaches, these nine day trips from Athens are well worth considering.

The picturesque island of Aegina gets packed with Athenians on summer weekends © leoks / Shutterstock
Food and drink

Best Athens nightlife

5 min readPublished Apr 9, 2020

From chic rooftop spots with breathtaking views of the city to old-school jazz haunts, here are the best bars and clubs in Athens.

Monastiraki Square and Acropolis of Athens, Greece
Shopping

The best shops you can only find in Athens

4 min readPublished Mar 27, 2020

The eclectic shopping scene in Athens has something for every taste, from flea markets to fashion boutiques to high-end homeware shops.

The best shops you can only find in Athens
Family holidays

How to explore Athens with kids

4 min readPublished Mar 24, 2020

Athens is great for families - from taking your kids to ancient sites to the many family-friendly activities dotted throughout the city; here's our list.

A woman kneeling next to a young boy points to the Acropolis in the distance in Athens.