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nadellii

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I am staying in Piraeus for a few nights while waiting to board a ship. Thought I'd brainstorm some things to do:

- Take a day cruise to one of the local islands - like Aegina
- Take public transport to the Plaka area and maybe even see the Parthenon again - I have done this so many times but I love it
- Maybe rent a car to explore around on my own? Do something like head to Sounion for the Temple of Poseidon and visit the beach that's there?

What would you guys do if you were me?
 
I am staying in Piraeus for a few nights while waiting to board a ship. Thought I'd brainstorm some things to do:

- Take a day cruise to one of the local islands - like Aegina
- Take public transport to the Plaka area and maybe even see the Parthenon again - I have done this so many times but I love it
- Maybe rent a car to explore around on my own? Do something like head to Sounion for the Temple of Poseidon and visit the beach that's there?

What would you guys do if you were me?
I know some people who went to Aegina for a day and loved it! They did it through a three island cruise, but it sounded like there wasn't quite enough time in Aegina to me. I would do Aegina on its own as a day trip.
 

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I'm currently planning a trip to Athens, Greece, and I've heard so much about the nightlife there. I know that there is great nightlife here, I've just never done it.

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If you've had an unforgettable night out in Athens, please share:
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