I cannot wait to get to Athens. Especially b/c I am talking about a 2 weeks vacation exploring Italy and Greece. So, aside from checking out Rome – on the run – and Vieste (6 days) , we’ll then fly to Athens. Here are some of the plans, roughly put on paper.
First step: get a map!
Get to the hotel (by metro or by bus)
I typically call Day 1 in a new city as “free time to check out things”. In this case, we’ll take a walk around and figure out distances (i.e to the Acropolis, tavernas, etc).
Athens walking tour: 3-4 hours we’ll be checking out sites, chit-chatting and taking photos.
Visit the Ancient Agora and Roman forum.
I’m meeting up with a friend who lives in Athens so I sort of want her to take us around and see interesting stuff. Probably check out one or two of the museums (see list below).
This will be a Sunday, so: watching the changing of the guards in Syntagma Square at 11 a.m. is the first thing on our list, then it’s visiting the Acropolis.
Day trip to Cape Sounion planned for today.
Our flight departs at 12 p.m. but we’ll be at he airport around 9:30 a.m. So, leaving right after breakfast.
Other things we want to check out (but haven’t made plans yet):
- Railway Museum: free
- War Museum: free
- National Archeological Museum (7 euros)
- National Gardens
Especially during winter (and yes, March is technically a cold month in Greece) , the museums are open until 3 p.m. so we have to plan visiting them in the mornings and then do other stuff.