Whenever we travel, we make a list of landmarks or activities we want to see and do. Our “must see Athens” list was small. As a matter of fact, I believe the Acropolis was the only big item we really wanted to see.
There is nothing more torturous for our children than a museum, so we quickly crossed all museums off the list. The reviews said they were a must, but our kids and museums don’t mix well.
We chose to wander the Plaka District, look through all kinds of trinkets in the flea market, and made it our mission to find the BEST seafood restaurant in Athens.
Our tips for Athens:
- Buy/fill out postcards and order Greek hot chocolate or coffee in the Plaka District. Bonus points if it’s a cafe with outdoor seating.
- Stop by the Sunday flea market. There are all sorts of vintage finds and handmade items.
- Have dinner at Atlantikos. We LOVE tiny hole in the wall type places that are full of locals. The whole sea bass, fava beans and orange cake were amazing. It’s not fine dining, but it is authentic.
- Find a casual rooftop restaurant/bar with a view of the Acropolis at night. Some are kid friendly and others are not, but there are a lot to choose from.
- If you’re comfortable with driving a few hours, leave Athens and visit the ruins of Delphi. Stock up on pastries from any bakery (everything is delicious) for the road and then stop in one of the hillside towns for lunch. You will not be disappointed.
We can’t wait to go back to Greece next summer!