In this article, you'll find 6 free things to do in Athens! Athens is a very beautiful city with amazing free activities!
1. Visit the Areopagus
The Areopagus rock formation can be found near the Acropolis. The name can be translated to "hill of Ares", based on the myth of the greek god of war Ares who was supposedly tried here by the other gods for murdering the son of Poseidon. During ancient times, the location held the senate of Athens and later a court. Now, you can go here to a get a great view of the city and ancient ruins while also being able to look at the Parthenon on the Acropolis.
2. Free museums
There are some free museums in Athens, such as the municipal gallery of Athens and the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments. Other museums in Athens can also be enjoyed for free, but only on certain days. For example, the Benaki museum is also free on certain days. You can check out the websites of the museums you would want to visit, to see when you can go there for free.
3. Visit free ancient ruins
During certain days of the year you can visit the ancient ruins throughout Athens for free, including the Acropolis. However, you should check out each sight's website you want to visit, for these free admission days, as these vary per sight.
4. Visit The National Garden of Athens
The National Garden of Athens can be found directly behind the Greek Parliament (Syntagma Square) and is lovely to walk through. Go here for a relaxing walk and enjoy the nature while you are at it. Because of its central location you can easily fit this in your plans, whatever you were planning on doing. By the way, you can also look at the changing of the guards right in front of the parliament building.
5. Get a free walking tour
Want to learn about the history and myths of the city from a local? Want to discover some hidden gems of Athens too? Then do a free walking tour! There are daily free walking tours (tips recommended), and during certain parts of the year up to 4 daily tours. You can check out this website for more information and you can also book a tour here.
6. Visit Mount Lycabettus
Want another place to get a panoramic view of the city? Go to Mount Lycabettus. You will not be disappointed, because from here you can see the whole city, including the Acropolis!
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