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Post RS Athens & Best of Greece Tour

My husband and I are scheduled to take this tour in March 2022. The tour begins on Monday, and we arrive on Saturday at noon. So, we will have Sunday and Monday to enjoy several sites in Greece. I have a list of things to do on Saturday thanks to suggestions found in this forum.

We have the flexibility to stay a few days after the tour and are considering going to Naxos or Santorini or even staying two more days in Athens.

I'd love to hear if people extended their stay in Greece and what they chose to do or not do because of their experiences on the tour.

After Greece, we will be visiting our son in Germany.

Thanks for your help.

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There used to be a special changing of the guard In Syntagma Square on Sundays.I’m not sure if that’s still happening.

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When we took the tour (September 2017) we also arrived 2 days prior. On Saturday afternoon we walked to Mars Hill to enjoy the view. It was nice to get fresh air after our flight. We enjoyed the changing of the guards at 11:00 on Sunday. We arrived at Syntagma Square at 10:30 to get the best view. We also visited the Cycladic Art Museum and the Benaki Museum. Neither were included on the tour. I would also recommend our favorite restaurant- Mani Mani. We ate there 3 times. https://www.manimani.com.gr/en/
Following the tour we went to Naxos x 6 nights and Santorini x 4 nights. Enjoy the Greece tour!
It was one of our favorites.

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We will be on this tour in April. We’re planning to arrive a day early before our tours starts on a Saturday. After the tour, we’re spending an extra week in Mykonos and Santorini. Since you’re going to Germany after, plan on leaving from an island with an international airport so you can just fly directly to Germany. Santorini would be perfect for this.

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Lots to do all over Athens and not just the usual tourist sites.

Check out the Central Markets on Athinas St. Probably something you never have at home.

Go to Anafiotika on the side of the Acropolis. It's like being on a Cyclades Island in the middle of Athens!

Visit Kerimikos Cemetery which is one of the most overlooked archeological sites in Athens. Lovely and peaceful with very moving inscriptions on the headstones. Beautiful museum also.

Check out this website for even more to do in Athens:

https://www.athensguide.com/

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Lynne, we will be on the same tour and are arriving on Friday. We may climb Lycabettus Hill on Saturday to get the lay of the land or visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the National Gardens. On Sunday we want to see the changing of the guard in Syntagma Square and the Keramaikos cemetery (when we visit Europe we spend a lot of time among the dead, whether above or below ground). Monday, before the tour begins I think we'll visit the Cycladic Museum.
We are staying an extra day after the tour for SHOPPING.
Now all we have to do is decide when/where we want to have our antigen tests.