The first time I visited Athens was in 1996 during a high-school trip. Now, after 22 years, I thought it was time for a new visit.
Athens was easy to get around because all the main historical city in the city are on walking distance. The first day we started our sightseeing at the Monastiraki square, at which we got our first glimp on the Acropolis hill. We climbed up and found a big queue at the ticket office at the entrance. Not wanting to wait for so long we descended to the foot of the Acropolis to buy a combination ticket at the less crowded Roman Agora. We continued our sightseeing at the Ancient Agora, a green space with a nice temple and again a good sight of the Acropolis.
After lunch we were ready to head back up the hill to see the beautiful temples like the Parthenon and the Erechtheion. Temperatures were high and it felt like I have left a few litres of sweat at the hill. After about an hour we descended from the side of the Theatre of Dionysus. On this side we were close to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathinaiko Stadium, the stadium that housed the first modern Olympic Games of 1896.
Through the National Gardens and Syntagma Square (Parliament) we returned to our hotel for a little rest. In the evening we enjoyed diner and view at the rooftop restaurant from the A-for-Athens hotel.
Since we had visited the main sites on our first day, we we could go slow on the second day. We walked to the foot of the Lycabettus Hill to take a funicular railway to the top. From there we had an amazing view on the city with all the sites and the sea.
We spend the afternoon having lunch and drinks in the Exarcheia neigbourhood. And in the evening I had diner at one off the many restaurants in Psyrri, the area that has some nice streetart as well.
On our third day we took the metro to Piraeus harbour to get our ferry to the Greek island of Aegina. We got back to Athens after a few days to spend our last day in the city walking the streets around the Acropolis and visiting the Acropolis museum.