The city of Athens is the cradle of Western civilization, the history of our roots. Despite having ceased to be the center of the known world, Athens remains a key point on the map for those travelers interested in knowing the history, classicism and beauty of cities like this. The Greek capital is currently a pleasant city full of life, with much to discover, also characteristic for its Mediterranean atmosphere. Its magnificent climate, excellent access by land, sea and air and its gastronomy make this city a must visit stop.
In Aerobús we recommend the most important things if you are going to escape to the city for a weekend. Also, if you are going to fly from the Barcelona airport, you can travel there in the most comfortable and simple way with Aerobús. We have an exclusive bus service from the city center to El Prat. You can buy your tickets online from here and forget the last-minute rush that comes when we fly.
You can visit the city on a weekend, focusing on finding the most characteristic and emblematic places of the capital. When you arrive at the airport in Athens, which usually flights from Spain arrive in the afternoon, you will have few hours of sun so it is best to walk through Plaka and Monastiraki, the most representative areas of Athens. You will have the opportunity to see the Greek Parliament and Adrianou, the latter full of fantastic restaurants with views of the Acropolis and hundreds of souvenir and souvenir shops.
For your first day in Athens we recommend you to visit, first of all, the Acropolis, the most famous of Athens. If you do it first thing in the morning you will save the mass of tourists and you will be able to enjoy the quiet views. In the Acropolis you can not forget the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. After this visit, we advise you to go to the Theater of Dionysus, built in the 6th century a.C. and with capacity for 17,000 spectators.
And you can not leave the Acropolis without reaching the Ancient Agora, the second most important visit of Classical Greece, the most important areas here are the Temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Atalo. If you continue here you will get to the Library of Adriano, a mythical place of antiquity, but where today there is hardly anything left.
You will need a stop to eat and rest. We recommend the area of Monastiraki and Plaka, perfect to try typical food and eat something quick. And after the break we recommend you visit the Acropolis Museum, the most famous museum in Athens. And to disconnect from so much history, travel the main shopping streets of Athens, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the city.
On the second day, you can start by attending the changing of the guard in the Greek Parliament, next to Syntagma Square. You can enjoy this show every day of the week at every hour on the dot. And when you finish the visit, you can go to Omonia Square, where you can see the National Library. And near it you will also find the National Archaeological Museum, the second most important museum in Athens.
And for the next visit, it will be necessary to use transportation, since the next stop will be the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Once you have seen it continue through Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas until you reach the Panathinaikó Stadium, the mythical place where the first Modern Olympic Games were held. And to rest from the walk, you can enter the National Garden, and enjoy the tranquility.
After this great journey you will have known Athens and you will have enjoyed its spectacular monuments and ruins. You will bid farewell to a city that will mark a before and after in your list of cities to visit.