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1 day in Athens for senior travellers

1 day in Athens for senior travellers

Begin your day with a visit to the Acropolis archaeological site. It is advisable to visit quite early in the morning (the site is open from 08.00 daily) to avoid the heat of the sun, especially during the summer. The National Gardens and Zappeion Mansion are just a short distance away, should you wish to walk in the greenery, as well as the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. Next, visit the impressive Acropolis Museum. Afterwards, take a walk along Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian Street and make a stop at the cafe on 3, Makrygianni Street. It is highly recommended! Alternatively, get a refreshing an ice-cream and continue your walk. You will see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora (you can visit the archaeological site and the museum) and enjoy the longest walk in Athens and the open-air live museum. Dionysiou Areopagitou Street has been renamed Apostolou Pavlou Street.

Continue your walk and spend the rest of the day exploring the neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Psiri. They are considered to be the most picturesque areas of Athens and definitely the most photographed. If you prefer something gourmet for lunch, 2 Mazi restaurant is, naturally, one of the best choices, while Bakaliarakia of Damigos tavern is certainly the best for traditional Greek cuisine and also renowned for its reasonable prices. End the evening with a liqueur or a glass of wine at the all-time classic Brettos Bar.