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dimi_pat

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Is a weekend enough? Or should I be spending more time? I don't want to do anything fancy, just the classic sightseeing and eating out. Any advice?
 
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tomipark

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Is a weekend enough? Or should I be spending more time? I don't want to do anything fancy, just the classic sightseeing and eating out. Any advice?
I would say 3 days is the minimum! Especially if you're thinking to spend time at museums or like to have longer meals. I tend to spend so much of the day eating that its almost gone lol
 

k_tsoukalas

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I think three days is enough to get a feel for the city and to get an overview. If you want to start exploring the surrounding area, as well, I would up it to 5 days or longer. There's a lot to do in the surrounding area.
 

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