Author and travel blogger, Marissa Tejada
from Travel Greece Travel Europe
, shares her secrets to making Sundays in Athens great. While many businesses close on Sunday, Tejada gives us her local insight, giving us plenty of options for a fun Sunday!
Go to a Rooftop Café in Monastiraki
Located in the shadow of the Acropolis, Monastiraki is a part of what is known as Old Athens. The neighborhoods surrounding the ancient monument are just as ancient and full of charm.
Go Walking and Shopping in Plaka
Plaka is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the world. While you could consider it a touristy section of town — it is totally picturesque and a great place to walk and shop.
While the retail shops are closed on Ermou Street and other retail districts on Sundays, Plaka’s family owned shops are open. So, if you are walking around Plaka during your Sunday in Athens, you can shop for some quality Greek goods.
Greece’s Presidential Guard Ceremony
On Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Syntagma Square, the presidential guard marches from their barracks to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A good photo opportunity to snap photos of the traditionally dressed evzones.