What should I expect from Athens?
Athens is a city full of contradictions. Acropolis pedestrian ring is bliss, when city avenues are just full of noise and loud traffic. This is a vivid metropolis with half a dozen of million people in it working, going to their jobs, sightseeing etc. It is not “doable” on a day or “just like that”. Athens needs planning. There is everything there, including museums, metro system, food, and sightseeing. Nevertheless it cannot be discovered “just like this”. You‘ll have to do some basic homework before.
Visiting Athens for the first time: What to do!
This is a generally repeated question. You probably know that Athens is not a destination for just one day. Athens needs time to explore but if you have limited time, then we would advise you to visit the Acropolis of Athens, the Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum, and stroll around the Flea Market or Monastiraki area.