The capital of Greece, Athens, is one of my favorite cities in the world. And in Attica, the area in the surroundings of the capital, there is a lot worth a visit. But don’t expect that you can experience the city in one or two days. It definitely takes more time. You can explore ancient sites like the Acropolis with the Parthenon temple, or the Filopappou Hill. Musea like the National Archeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum are a must.
But Athens is so much more than the classics. It has great modern art musea and galleries like the Benaki Pireos Street Annex and the National Museum of Contemporary Art . One of my new favorites is the small Alekos Fassianos Museum.
Is all that culture too much, just take a stroll through the city centre. There is a pedestrian route which takes you all around the Acropolis. But take a look a little further down the road. The neighborhoods Keramikos, Metaxourgeio, Exarchia, Lykavittos and Kolonaki are all completely different and also worth a visit. And are you tired of all the buzz, I know plenty of places where you can find some quietness. I’m so thrilled about Athens that I even wrote a book about this city. So if you read Dutch, check Mooi marmer en slapende meisjes – dwars door Athene.
So, if you want to know about my experiences in the Greek city that never sleeps, read my travel stories about Athens and Attica. Come and join me on my trips to Athens and Attica: