It was no different for us when we traveled to Greece. We had a few hours in Athens the day we arrived before leaving the next day for our off-road trip through central Greece. We returned to Athens for one night and half a day, when we took our Athens food tour, before leaving again to explore Crete, and then at the end of our trip we had one full day to devote entirely to Athens. While much of our time in Athens was scattered, our well-planned one day in Athens provided the perfect, albeit brief, overview of the city covering many of the more popular Athens tourist attractions.
National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Syntagma Square and the Changing of the Guard
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Stroll the Plaka and Monastiraki Neighborhoods
Ancient Agora and the Museum of the Stoa of Attalos
Where to Eat in Athens
Where to Stay in Athens
Thank you to the City of Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fresh Hotel, and Tripology Adventures for hosting our time in Athens and making this post possible. As always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you book through them, it costs you nothing extra and we earn a small commission which goes towards running this website and bringing you more travel stories.