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ATHENS Travel Guide – Top Free Things to do in the City. (with The Endless Adventure)

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We spent a day trying to find the best free things to do in Athens! Along with us today is the Endless Adventure! They also filmed two vlogs while in Athens (and you might be able to spot us in their videos!), you can find them here:

Greek Food Tour

Best Views in Athens

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To start off we made our way through the National Gardens in the centre of Athens. We found some interested things along the way including some barnyard animals!

Next we checked out some of Athen’s historic ruins. You typically have to pay to see most of them, but we viewed them from afar. We saw both Hadrian’s Arch (Hadrian’s Wall) and The Temple of Olympian Zeus.

After that we roamed around the beautiful Plaka neighbourhood, the oldest district in the city which is full of beautiful cobblestone streets, shops and restaurants.

Though we did have to pay for them, we next stopped to try some delicious Greek fried dough balls called loukoumades. We tried some traditional ones and also a more modern version.

Lastly we wandered through the trendy neighbourhood, Psyrri. This area is starting to gentrify with great bars and restaurants and here we found loads of really amazing street art.

Athens:
Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments – a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.

A large part of the town’s historic centre has been converted into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone (the largest in Europe), leading to the major archaeological sites (“archaeological park”), reconstructing – to a large degree – the ancient landscape.

The National Gardens:
The Garden is accessible from seven entrances. The central entrance on Amalias Avenue, one on Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, three on Irodou Attikou Street and two more in the area of Zappeion park.

Before it was renamed “National”, the garden was called “royal” or “the garden of Amalia” the queen to whom it owes its rare existence. The interest of Queen Amalia, wife of king Otto, in the Garden was such that she is said to have spent at least three hours a day personally taking care of it. She herself also planted the iconic 25-metre-high Washingtonia palm trees which grab the attention when one enters the garden from the gate on Vasilissis Amalias Avenue.

Hadrian’s Arch: The Hadrian’s Arch was constructed in 131 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as part of a wall separating the old and new cities of Athens. On the side of the arch facing the Acropolis is the inscriptions, This is Athens, the former city to Theseus. The 18 meters gate was made of marble from nearby Moutn Pentelikon and decorated in the Corinthian roder.

The Temple of Olympian Zeus:
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also know as the Olympeion, is located on Amlais Avenue, about 500 meters south east of Acropolos and about 700 meters out of Syntagma Square. Its foundations were laid on the site of an earlier temple by the tyrant Pisistratus in 515 BC but the war was abandoned when his son, Hippias, was overthrown in 510

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23 Comments
  1. Delightful Travellers says

    Thanks so much for watching! 🙌Don’t forget to hit the 'thumbs up' button if you enjoyed the video and hit SUBSCRIBE to follow along on our travels. ✈️🌎

    We had a blast exploring the city with Eric & Allison! Don't forget to Subscribe to their channel 👉https://bit.ly/1n4bFxJ

  2. Bunts05 says

    Posted a request on their channel to visit this channel. Hopefully some of their subscribers visit and subscribe this channel. 😊😊

  3. Arbitrary Exploration says

    This is so cool! There is often so many cool things to do in a city that really truly give you a taste and feel of the city with out costing you any money. Thank you for sharing what it is in Athens! I loved it! 🙂

  4. Loulizable says

    I'm here because of The Endless Adventurers. Love your collaboration. In fact I've been a new subscriber since they said they were collaborating with you. Love your style of vlogging and think both your styles work well together. Looking forward to your next video.

  5. Dutch Nomad Couple says

    Those little Greek Doughballs, they really look delicious. Real cool to see you walking around this ancient city with the Adventures Couple and see these cool murals. Loved this video!

  6. Coast Life says

    Looks like your having an awesome time!

  7. Treasure Hunt Travelers says

    Hello from New Orleans, new subscribers here!! We love the Endless Adventures and followed them to you!!

  8. Bo Stark says

    All star collab.

  9. Psychphuq says

    Ain't no party like a TEA party… 🙂

    Hmmm… Savoury doughnuts… Not sure about that… :/
    I like that 2 part wall-art… very clever…

    Your next adventure is to Νάξος but it (shamefully) won't be Endless… 😀

  10. Szymon Zieliński says

    From Athens, I remember avenues of orange trees. Have you seen the Olympic stadium?

  11. Arcey dear says

    Loved the video. Leep on vlogging.

  12. UNROOT ME says

    Goats are my favorite!!! They are soooo spunky lol : )

  13. b fraser says

    You guys are awesome. Always such an unbiased break down on what you are seeing and doing. Big reason I trust what you guys say. Keep it up!!

  14. William Garrett says

    I really like this new couple..Nice Job picking some decent associates Eric and Allison!

  15. Jamesyboy Experiment - Travel Channel says

    Athens looks like a place we would love to explore, all the history is right up our street. The food looks tasty, especially the feta and honey balls….

  16. CrispyLife says

    Love all the food you try and review. You’ve inspired me! Added to our long list of must sees!

  17. Warring Alice says

    Great channel you guys have built up/ made.So Cool. our family just start a new channel about two months ago. still learning. would love it if you would mind watching a video and telling us what you think. again great job like 40 and sub 5450…..thanks……😇😉😊🙂

  18. Warring Alice says

    i want a lot of those doughnuts!!!!!

  19. Lin Nyunt says

    That's so cool you could collab with The Endless Adventure. I watch them too.

    I came here after I saw that you liked my vlog post on Twitter. 😁

    I enjoyed the video because I've never been to Athens (yet). What a beautiful city. Also great info!

  20. Kali Alexandria says

    My dream destination! I need to go there asap!

  21. Greek Orthodox Vlogger says

    Great travel guide vlog my friends, lukumades is my favorite sweet, come to my channel too

  22. Taki Brewer says

    so well done, guys!! Do wish you would have visited the Acropolis, so worth the entrance fee; but thank you for a wonderful video!

  23. Don't Forget To Live says

    Aaaah, love this collab 😃❣️

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