Layover / Standby
Athens, Greece On A short Layover
Suggestions Of Things To Do and See
while On your Layover in Athens:
By far the most noteworthy
and impressive ruin in Athens, if you have any time at all to see the sights,
the Acropolis and Parthenon have to be on the top of your list.
Towering over the city with an impressive view, walking around the Acropolis
instill a sense of awe and respect over the Greek culture. Located in the middle
of the city, every taxi driver knows the way, or you can also take the Metro of
Athens and get off to the Acropolis station.
another mount overlooking Athens is Mount
Lycabettus. Here not only will you find a magnificent view at the highest
point of Athens, but there’s an amazing view, but there’s also an amphitheater
where, depending on the season, you can catch well-known performances. To
inquire about shows, call 210 722-7209. There’s a train that takes you to the
top. The metro stop is Evangelismos, but be aware that it’s a bit of a hike up
to the train from the stop.
The Temple Of Poseidon at
Located about an hour outside of Athens, this is a great
option for those on a lengthy layover. The Temple of Poseidon
sits on a hill at the edge of the Attiki Peninsula. If possible, try to visit at
sunset, where you can catch a great view. You can take a look at the carvings,
walk along the beach below, and visit some of the fish tavernas. You can take
the Metro stop of Victorias and walk east to Mavrommateon Street, or by bus from
In this lively market on Athinas Street in downtown Athens, you’ll find
numerous items including fish, meat, vegetable and spices, you will get a good
sense of the Greek culture and culinary tastes. Across from the fish and meat
market is the fruit and vegetable market, and then head over to Evripidou Street
where you’ll find spices and seeds. On Sundays, make sure to check out the flea
market. If you have time and are still looking for more shopping, visit
Athens Chinatown and Eolou Street, the pedestrian shopping district.
It is doubtful where else you can find such an
impressive collection of ancient Greek sculptures, pottery, jewelry and coins.
The National Archaeological Museum is considered one of the
best archaeology museums in the world, and it is certain you will learn about
the lives of the ancient Greeks.
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