How to best spend 2 days in Athens

Jun 7, 2024

The city of Gods never disappoints. From the divine food, beaches and nightlife, to the historical monuments, hills and sunsets, spending 2 days in Athens is enough to make you fall in love with this fascinating city. So read on and find out what things to see and do while in Athens for two days with Keytours.  

Day 1: Acropolis, Museum & Cape Sounio

Start the first of your 2 days in Athens, try this on for size: The Athens One Day Tour. The Parthenon, Acropolis Museum and Sounio itinerary. Skip the ticket lines and start at Panathinaiko Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympics. Glide past the Zappeion, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Athens Trilogy, reaching the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. 


Marvel at the treasures within the Acropolis Museum before savoring a traditional Greek lunch in Plaka, complete with vegetarian options. Journey along the scenic coastal road to Cape Sounio, where the Temple of Poseidon stands majestically. Hear stirring legends, enjoy stunning Aegean views, and reflect on a day steeped in ancient and modern splendor.

Day 2: Cruise the Saronic Islands

The last day of your 2 days in Athens promises a varied and exciting string of sights and sounds, as you head to the Saronic Islands on Keytours' Poros - Hydra - Aegina One Day Cruise from Athens.  Begin in Poros, where the historical clock tower offers breathtaking views.  


Next, fall for Hydra’s picturesque capital, with its vibrant harbor and charming shops. On Aegina, savor world-famous pistachios and explore at your leisure, or opt for a guided trip to the Temple of Aphaia. Enjoy a buffet lunch and a Greek folklore show of traditional music and dancing aboard the ship. Upgrade to the VIP experience for exclusive comforts, from private check-in to a luxurious VIP lounge and more. Relax and relish this exquisite journey through Greece's island gems.

2 days in Athens may not be enough to experience the totality of this city, but, with Keytours excursions you can be sure that you will see all that is truly worth it. And in case you have 4 days in Greece, spending 2 days in Athens is customary. 

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