3 days in athens

Ancient Athens in 3 days: An itinerary

There’s so much to see in Athens, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. This 3-day itinerary will take you through the best sites of the ancient city.

this is my athens

This is MY Athens

Some locals in Athens love their city so much they give free tours to visitors. Not only do you get to meet a resident – you get to see some special places.

things to do in athens

Under the blue sky of Athens

I had forgotten about that sky. So blue, so clear. And the neverending azure blanket that lit up the city but also brought an oppressive heat.

daphni monastery

Restoring the faith

The Byzantine monasteries of Greece have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The easiest to visit is the Daphni Monastery in outer Athens.

visit the acropolis

Acropolis wow!

One of the highlights of a visit to Athens is seeing the Acropolis and Parthenon for yourself. It’s stunning from a distance and incredible up close.