1 day in Athens for senior travellers
Senior travellers can experience unforgettable moments in Athens, an ideal destination for everyone. The historical centre will entice you to take beautiful strolls, while a visit in the suburbs will expose you to the Greek capital's timeless finesse perfectly adjusted to the 21st century standards.
If you belong to this target group, and you have only one day to see Athens, check out what you can do to make your stay truly memorable.
Begin your day with a visit at the archaeological site of the Acropolis. Try to arrange your visit early in the morning so that you won't suffer the heat, especially during the summer. Your next visit should be at the Acropolis Museum, where you can see the treasures discovered during the excavations on the archaeological site and at the same time admire an impressive modern architectural marvel.
Afterwards you can buy an ice cream and enjoy it walking along Dionysiou Areopagitou Pedestrian Street. As you cross the largest walkway in Athens you will spot the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Ancient Agora of Athens, which will make you feel like you are inside an open-air museum.
Continue your walk to enter the green oasis of the National Garden and the nearby Zappeion Mansion. If you feel the need to stop for a coffee, to have lunch or some kind of pastry, Zonars one of Athens' legendary cafes will cover all your needs.
You can spend the rest of your day exploring Plaka, Monastiraki and Psiri which are considered to be three of the most scenic neighborhoods in Athens. As you stroll around them you will take in amazing images and discover various places to eat and relax.
If you have an appetite for gourmet dishes, Mono Restaurant is one of the best choices you can make in the historical centre, otherwise you can choose Bakaliarakia of Damigos which serve the best traditional Greek cuisine delicacies and is famed for its reasonable prices. In case you want to wrap up your day with a special dinner, having a great view of the city and the Acropolis as a background, you can reserve a table at GB Roof Garden, Sense Fine Dining Restaurant or Kuzina.