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I will be traveling to Athens this year in the spring. What are some great photo spots throughout the city? Aside from what inspires me?

I have a bad habit of forgetting to take pics while away and I come back from the vacation with a random collection. This time, I want to do some advanced planning. Some of my ideas:

- Parthenon/ Acropolis - A shot with people and the Parthenon in the background
- Food photos - plenty of shots with people - and table shots - and of myself - eating the delicious food
- Monastiraki - This place is full of life - there could be some great candid shots

Do you guys have any ideas?
 
I would try to take some photos at Sunset. Some of my most memorable moments have been at sunset, and the best part is that every spot offers something unique.

One of my top spots is Mount Lycabettus. As the highest point in the city, it offers a panoramic vista that transitions from day's end to nightfall. Plus, the iconic silhouette of the Chapel of St. George against the setting sun is something you'll want in your photo album.

Pnyx Hill is another gem. Not only does it offer a great view of the Acropolis, but it's also less crowded than the Acropolis itself during sunset hours. I've found the best time is to arrive well before the sun dips below the horizon to enjoy the changing light and watch the day end from one of the historical stands that have witnessed countless sunsets.

The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion is an unbeatable combination of history and natural beauty. Perched over the Aegean Sea, the temple ruins become ethereal in the dusk light, standing as a timeless guardian against the tide of dusk's tranquility. Bring a camera – you won't believe the view until you see it.
 
I like photographing street art and graffiti and the best suburbs for that are Psirri and Exarcheia. Exarcheia has some of the most intense street art and graffiti in Greece if not the world.
 

What I love about visiting Athens

I am planning another trip to Greece and plan to go to Athens. I have been so many times! I thought I would share with you what I love about it.

  • The Acropolis: Standing majestically above the city, the Acropolis is an iconic symbol of ancient Greece. The Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Temple of Athena Nike are awe-inspiring examples of classical architecture.
  • Plaka District: Wandering through the narrow streets of Plaka feels like stepping back in time. This charming neighborhood is filled with neoclassical buildings, quaint cafes, and souvenir shops.
  • Sunset at Lycabettus Hill: Watching the sunset from Lycabettus Hill offers panoramic views of the city and the Aegean Sea. It's a magical experience, especially when accompanied by live music at the hilltop chapel.
  • Monastiraki Flea Market: Bargain hunting at Monastiraki Flea Market is a must-do in Athens. You can find everything from antiques and handmade crafts to clothing and jewelry.
  • Street Art in Exarchia: The Exarchia neighborhood is known for its vibrant street art scene. Exploring its graffiti-covered streets is like visiting an open-air art gallery filled with political statements and creative expressions.
To those of you who have been to Athens, what do you love about it? I am looking for ideas!

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Tips for saving money in Athens?

I'm planning a trip to Athens and though I'm excited, I'm also trying to be mindful of my budget. The charm of historical sites like the Acropolis, the Plaka district, and experiencing the vibrant Greek culture is something I cannot put a price tag on. However, I am looking for ways to stretch my euros further while enjoying what Athens has to offer.

Does anyone have tips or personal experiences to share on saving money while traveling in Athens?

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Greek Mythology Sites in Athens?

I am visiting Athens and want a feel for where to go that pertains to Greek mythology.Of course, the Acropolis is on my list, but I wish to explore other places related to gods, goddesses, heroes, and their legendary tales as well.

For those of you who have ventured on similar quests or possess knowledge about Greek mythology's physical footprints in Athens, could you recommend:
  1. Must-visit sites that are deeply connected to Greek mythology.
  2. Any lesser-known locations that offer a unique insight into the myths.
  3. Tips for making the most out of these visits (best time to go, how to avoid crowds, etc.).
  4. Any resources (books, guides, websites) that could help deepen my understanding of the myths associated with these sites.
I’m extremely excited about this trip and looking forward to your recommendations and insights! Thanks!

Most touristy areas in Athens?

I’m planning a trip to Athens and I want to make sure I get to experience the most iconic and touristy areas the city has to offer. While I’m all for off-the-beaten-path adventures, I also believe that some places are popular for good reasons, and I’d hate to miss out on those.

Could anyone share their recommendations for must-visit tourist spots in Athens? I’ve heard the Acropolis is a no-brainer, but I’m curious about other places as well. Also, if there are any tips for navigating these areas (best times to visit, ticket hacks, etc.), I’d greatly appreciate it!

Family Activities in Athens

Our family is planning a trip to Athens next month, and we're looking for some advice on family-friendly activities and places to visit. We have two kids, ages 7 and 10, and we'd love to find things that are both fun and educational. Here are a few things we're considering:
  • Historical Sites: Obviously, we want to visit the Acropolis, but are there any kid-friendly tours or activities related to ancient history?
  • Museums: Are there any museums that cater specifically to children or offer interactive exhibits?
  • Parks and Outdoor Activities: We'd love to spend some time outdoors. Are there any parks, gardens, or nature reserves that are worth visiting?
  • Local Experiences: We're also interested in any local markets, festivals, or family-friendly restaurants that we shouldn't miss.
Any recommendations or tips would be greatly appreciated!
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