10 free things to do in Athens this summer

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Kathimerini English Edition has put together a list of free activities to enjoy in Athens this summer. Here are the 10 best options.

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  • Changing of the Guard: Witness the ceremonial changing of the guard at the Hellenic Parliament in Syntagma Square.
  • Kallimarmaro Stadium: Walk around the historic Kallimarmaro stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.
  • Lycabettus Hill: Hike up to the highest point in Athens for breathtaking city views.
  • Monastiraki Flea Market: Explore the market, filled with street vendors selling a variety of intriguing items.
  • Plaka: Wander through the historic neighborhood, known for its charming atmosphere and inspiring ambiance.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center: Enjoy the park and the free events often hosted there.
  • Benaki Museum of Greek Culture: Visit on Thursdays from 6 pm to 12 am for free admission.
  • Anafiotika: Admire the picturesque white cottages and winding alleys in this part of Plaka.
  • Philopappos Hill: Hike or picnic with great views of the Acropolis and the city.
  • National Garden: Near Syntagma Square, take a peaceful walk or simply enjoy the green gardens.

Source: ekathimerini.com

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