Well defiantly taking a tour bus around athens seeing the Acropolis, ancient theatre, syntagma square, go visit the markets and see what cute stuff they have in store for you, the night clubs or Greek entertainment and sovlaki restaraunts, socialise with the Greeks at the many coffee shops out there, take a trip to the fantastic sunny beaches and go north for the most Malls and south for more boutiques. In general, Athens will have whatever it is you are looking for like Plaka the old greek town and monistoraki a great shopping place for all and to buy prezzies for friends:) there is plenty more to do aswell visit sites like: http://www.athens24.com/index.html to find out more.. Hope you enjoy your visit! P.s ( I know all this because I was born there haha) over 6 years agoAnswered by christina via WorldNomads.com
For its size, Athens is remarkably low-rise. A good way to get a feel for life at street level is to stroll through Anafiotika, a 19th century neighborhood on the northern slopes of the Acropolis hill, beside the entrance to the Agora. The masons who built it hailed from the island of Anafi, and were brought here by King Otto I to build his palace. Nestled above Plaka, Athens' center, and bustling Monastiraki, the old bazaar, Anafiotika seems far removed. There, bougainvilleas splash whitewashed walls and cats stalk sunny paths, evoking the island life the masons left behind.
Don't miss Acropolis of course ;) Literally "high city," the Acropolis, is Greece's great marvel. Ascend through the olive groves of the lower slopes to reach the marble crown, before passing through the Propylaia gateway. You'll see the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon along with numerous fragments arranged for reassembly. The state's grand plan is to put right centuries of sackings, lootings and decay.
On Sunday morning, make your way to the flea market at Avissynias Square for a jumble of curios, from books to paintings, clothes to trinkets. Afterward, cross Athinas Street to Psiri, where interlocking streets secret away a wealth of galleries and vintage stores.
You must also see a movie or two at Cine Paris...The movies are in English but with Greek subtitles. There are lovely snacks available as well. Try and be there early as you cannot book a seat, it's free seating.... ;)
On a side note, remember to pack light during your travel ;) And when you are traveling, odds are high you will be doing a lot of walking. Whether you plan to window shop or sightsee, a comfortable and rugged pair of walking shoes can be crucial. Aside from sneakers, espadrilles also offers all-day walking comfort. I can testify to that because I, myself is a certified traveler and fashionista at the same time ;) See my favorite shop for authentic espadrilles here : http://www.lasambucalifestyle.com/en/34-espadrilles
I hope you don't mind me sharing ;) Enjoy ! over 6 years agoAnswered by sara tagami via Travellr.com