3 days in Athens for families
The best possible way to start your tour is at Athens' landmark, the Acropolis. 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 and if you have children with you. Continue with your walk along Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian Street to the Ancient Agora, and wander through the narrow streets and explore the picturesque neighborhoods of Plaka with the School Life and Education Museum (23, Tripodon Street, Plaka, tel. +30 210 3250341) and Monastiraki with its open-air market before heading for Psiri. Taste traditional dishes, such as pita-souvlaki and kebab in one of the local taverns; Bairaktaris (2, Monastiraki Square, tel. +30 210 3213036) and Thanassis (69, Mitropoleos Street, tel. +30 210 3244705) are the most famous. Continue your day with an educational visit to the Acropolis Museum (take the metro). You should have in mind that you will need at least 2 hours. You will find interesting gift ideas in the shop. In the evening you can dine in one of the restaurants in the center with wonderful views of the Acropolis (e.g. Orizontes Lycabettus).
Begin your day with coffee in Syntagma Square. Make a stop at the impressive Parliament building and watch the changing of guards of evzones. Zappeion Mansion and the National Gardens should be your next stop for a walk in the greenery. Continue to the Planetarium or the “Hellenic Cosmos” Cultural Center, and enjoy the screenings and projections that interest you most. At noon you can go to Flisvos Marina and enjoy food, cocktails and fun for hours! Children will love it here, while adults can enjoy the sea and the beautiful sunset. In the evening, if you have the energy, go for a walk and an ice cream in Glyfada. Children and adults will love the variety of ice cream and frozen yoghurt flavors at Kayak all day cafe boutique on Zisimopoulou Street. If you feel hungry, Vincenzo – with its Italian cuisine – and Burger Joint – if your children like burgers – are very good options for dining.
Organize a mini excursion near the city and visit Attica Zoological Park. It is one of the most updated in Europe and it is worth visiting. Your visit will last less than 2-3 hours. We unreservedly recommend the sea mammal show. Afterward, you can visit Kifissia: the most aristocratic neighborhood in Athens with its beautiful neoclassical buildings, fine boutiques and commercial roads that will tempt you to shop! You can spend the rest of the day here with a visit to Gaia Centre-Goulandris Natural History Museum, a street with an antique horse carriage in the wealthiest corner of the city and food in stylish, atmospheric restaurants. Preferably go to Telemachos for its delicious meat.
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