Get Inspired / Europe / Greece Athens Highlights Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Greece Athens Highlights story by: Inspire Spain, Portugal, Greece & Turkey The Acropolis & The Parthenon – This is the one Athens attraction you can’t miss. The massive rocky hill that’s the Acropolis dominates the cityscape and is visible from all over Athens. On top of it is the Parthenon, one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. Syntagma Square – Also known as Constitution Square it’s the heart and soul of the city. It’s the perfect place to relax on the benches and do a spot of people watching, enjoy the free WiFi or plan your day’s activities. Plaka – One of the most eye-catching districts of Athens, it’s full of restaurants, bars, nightlife and souvenir shops. If you’re going out for dinner, remember the Greeks eat late, sometimes starting as late as 10pm and not winding up till after one or two am! Changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier – Every Sunday at 11am, the changing of the guard is quite possibly the best show in town. The Evzones (guards) go about the change with high kicks and fists to foreheads with such determination that it has to be seen to be believed. Hadrian’s Arch – Erected in honour of the Roman emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD this arch is located near the Temple of Olympian Zeus, but, as it’s outside the archaeological site, it’s free to view. Temple of Olympian Zeus – Once the largest temple in Greece, it is also known as the Olympieion, it’s right in the centre of Athens and dedicated to the god Zeus. Monastiraki Flea Market – Open every day but is at its best on Sundays. This is the place to be if you’re looking for a bargain. Get there early as after around 11am the crowds become chaotic. Join the locals – Athenians eat and party late, so join them to nibble an array of entrees such as seared calamari, Greek caviar and deep-fried eggplant followed by succulent lamb or fish. Order ouzo in a taverna or a bouzouksidika, dance the night away and maybe throw a few plates! > Click here to view all of our HOT deals to the UK and Europe Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire Magazine - UK & Europe Your Way Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Europe’s 8 best music festivals Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.