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6 best things you can do on Sunday in Athens

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Don’t have plans for Sunday in Athens yet?

Are you worried that because its Sunday everything is closed? 

Don’t you worrie 🙂 I am here to give you the best  6 places and things you should see and do in Athens on a Sunday – that makes a city be worthy to visit.

Either you visit Athens for a few days, or you have decided to spend some more time at the Greek capital, it is always a good idea to get to explore the city on a Sunday. Explore the different neighborhoods of downtown Athens while meeting locals who are out in the streets since they are enjoying their day off!

1- Visit the National Garden

Feel like having a good walk?

go on a romantic date or read a book?

The National Garden are perfect for that! its Located in the heart of Athens, just a few meters away from the Greek parliament and Syntagma square, it is an oasis of green and quiet in the busy capital. You can wander around the amazing trees and herbs (7,000 trees and 40,000 shrubs), feed the ducks, practice yoga or have a small picnic before the sunset. The Garden opens with the sunrise and close with the sunset, so be careful not to get locked in! There are 6 entrances to the Garden and the admission is free. They can get busy during the weekend but still… they are quite big to fit everyone! 

Fun fact: A lot of Athenians use it to cut their commute short in downtown Athens!

2- If you came all the way to Athens- visit  the Acropolis museum

Are you passionate about History?

Do you want to appreciate Athens even more?

The Acropolis museum is perfect for you than. It’s true that You can choose between many, such as the National Archaeological Museum or The Museum of Illusions, but you shouldn’t leave Athens without visiting the Acropolis museum! Get a ticket online to avoid the queues and get lost in the long corridors and amazing artworks that show ancient Athens. An extra plus: if the weather is good, you can have a coffee or a glass of wine outside on the terrace, where the view is amazing and the atmosphere of old Athens quite vivid. because it much more than a Museum!

Fun fact: the café is a bit pricey but definitely worth visiting on a sunny day!

Buy tickets online: https://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/etickets/ticketing.php?la=2

Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)

3- Admire the view from Anafiotika Neighborhood and get that island feel

Love sightseeing? Want to feel like you are on a movie? 

This is one of the most breathtaking views of the city from Anafiotika Neighborhood , while feeling like you are on a Cycladic island! Wander around the neighborhood and get lost around the neighborhood that was built in the 19th century from residents of Anafi Island. You can definitely finish your walk by having a coffee or a traditional sweet spoon at Yasemi café or Melina café. 

Fun fact: Visitors and some Athenians sometimes get lost and don’t really know how to find Anafiotika… One way of certainly getting there is stay in the Plaka area and keep climbing up towards the rock from the famous and long stairs!

4- Shopping!! Monastiraki Flea market stroll

Love to shop? want to feel like a tourist? 

The Monastiraki flea market has everything! Hidden treasures and vintage colors are flooding Avissinias square. The flea market gets even more traffic on Sundays with locals and visitors blending in this amazing treasure hunting!

Fun fact: It is worth stopping at Avissinias cafe, to have a drink, a meze or a coffee, next to antique furniture that are on sale!

5- Visit the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)

SNFCC is Renzo Piano’s masterpiece in Athens! Located just a few minutes away from the busy center, it hosts the Greek National Opera and the National Library of Greece, with an amazing park, where you can stroll around and discover some exquisite sea views that will blow your mind! Why visit? You can either join a free tour in the buildings or at the Park, watch a show at the opera or even walk to the Lighthouse and surrender to that beautiful sea view. A totally “green” building, amazing in many ways, both architecture and environmental wise.

Fun fact: In the summer, an open air festival takes place in its premises with many different events taking place at the same time on different locations!  

https://www.snfcc.org/en

6- Take a stroll at the pedestrian road around Acropolis

This is one of the most amazing walks of your life! Under the Acropolis rock and with no cars, walk on the pedestrian street that connects Athenians to the city the most. Start from the Acropolis metro station -just outside the Museum of Acropolis- and follow the pedestrian street that circles the rock and leads to Thisseio. Thisseio is an amazing neighborhood, full of old houses, just one stop from Monastiraki, on the other side of the hill. On summer evenings, you will find couples holding hands, street musicians playing a song and people taking their dog for a walk unite! 

Fun fact: Herodion, one of the most famous ancient open theaters is located on this street! 

Hope it gave you a good reason to visit amazing Athens. Because everything is slow down on Sunday I think you have an opportunity to meet the locals, enjoy the city in a different vibe and have a good time. if you want to join a graffiti tour or a food tour with me, I would be super happy to take you to the places I love the most. Tours take place every day with a local guide. You can order it here If you would like 🙂

If you want more recommendations on things to see and do in Athens you can visit my other posts in this link. 

Hope you liked my post, if you did you are welcome to share it!

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Katerina

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