Our first full day in Greece was spent going to all of the tourist spots! But first, we grabbed coffee which I listed in my Greece Eats post here
The Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour pick up location was near the Olympic Stadium. We took a glance at it really quick before leaving to go on our tour.
Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour
Once we got on the tour bus, we sat on the top because we wanted to check out the views.
Once we got to the Acropolis, there was a huge line! We couldn’t buy our tickets online even though there was an option to, it just wasn’t allowing us. Not sure why.
We were also able to check out Areopagus Hill which gives you a beautiful view of Athens from above.
It was closed off (I think due to construction), but at least we were able to catch a glimpse of this spot.
We went up the Propylaea which was FILLED with a bunch of people, so I tried not to capture the madness.
Jeremiah really wanted to see the Parthenon. It was really nice to see in person, but there was a ton of construction everywhere.
After walking to the Parthenon, we made our way to the Erechtheion.
& our last stop at the Acropolis was The Temple of Rome & Augustus.
We went back towards the ticket center & got a drink because it was so hot out.
Since the tour ticket we bought gave us access to other tourist sites, we decided to make use of it since we had so much time.
We walked to the Ancient Agora of Athens from the Acropolis.
We also checked out the Stoa of Attalos which had a little museum inside.
The museum had some artifacts, but we didn’t stay too long because we wanted to eat lunch.
We had lunch at Μαίανδρος Εστιατόριο which I listed here
After lunch, we walked through some souvenir shops/vendors.
& went on the Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour Bus to our next destination.
Our tour ticket also gave us access to the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Our last stop was the Olympic Stadium. We caught a glimpse of it in the morning, but we were able to see it up close this time. Our tour ticket didn’t cover this, so we just took photos of it from the outside.