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Only 3 days in Athens to visit student at American College in Greece - what to see on 3rd day?

Hello,
Looking forward to visiting a family member who is student at ACG mid February 2022 - but we only have full days Friday, Sat, and Sun (leave early Mon flight). Hotel in Athens.

  • Assume Acropolis al day, Friday or Saturday.
  • Student said much closed on Sundays, so likely their dorm & campus on Sunday.
  • Thoughts for other either Friday or Saturday? Worth taking FlyingCat to Hyrda? Other ideas nearby Athens?

Sad so short, but also thankful we can go at all.
Any thoughts appreciated!

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You don’t need a full day at the Acropolis but do visit the museum afterwards which would make it a full day. There’s also the Ancient Agora and the Archaeological Museum the following day.
At this time a ferry to Hydra is a bad option for a day trip because the earliest ferry arrives in Hydra at noon and the last one departing Hydra is at 3:30; especially since it takes 2h to get there and 2h hours to get back meaning you would spend more time on the ferry than in Hydra.

Posted by
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EVEn in winter, the Acropolis is open every day ... and so will the NAt. Arch. MUseum also open Sundays... altho it might close early. The ACropolis Museum (a pvt institution not part of Nat. Mus & MOnuent system) will also be open on Sunday.... so no reason for ou to hang out in dorm unless u want to. ??

BTW, you probably don't want to do a formal Tour, so you should know about the RIck Steve D-I-Y FREE Audio tours -- a step by step guide to Acropoilis , to the ancient Agora, (the ruins ribht below), aand the NAt. Arch. Museum (on this one he tells u the Top 10 HIghlights so u don't get lost in the vastness). Where do u find them?? Right from this RS PAge -- heres how;

• In upper LH corner click "Explore Europe" then CLick "GReece" and then "AThens"
• On the Athens page, clilck "LIsten" and y ou'll see the list of 4 free Audio step by step gides u download onto a smart phone -- since I'm guessing u haven't prepped much & don't have time, good to listen to them before u go to familiarize yourself.

What knd of day out? REally, Athens has SO Many sights/treasures, that a week wouldn't be enough to cover them all ... GO the the CYCLADIC Museum, really stunning... And Hydra is a summer thing ... a looong trip on a closed-in ferry, not fun.