By Megan Millisky
Athens, Greece is one of the most amazing places to visit in the world. Ancient buildings such as the Partheneon and the Acropolis are just a few of the many incredible places you can visit. After you've seen some of these historical sites, discover the Athens Marathon, or explore a Greek art exhibit. Check out 6 activities to do in Athens this November.
1. The Athens Marathon
This difficult race covers the same path that Athenian messenger Phiedippides ran 2,500 years ago as he brought victorious news from the battlefield of Marathon. For the 30,000 people participating in the marathon, they’re running in the footsteps of an ancient hero. Don’t miss a chance to cheer on the runners on November 10!
2. Archaic Colors at the Acropolis
There’s never a bad time to visit the Acropolis Museum. But if you go during the month of November, you’ll get to experience the Archaic Colors exhibit! The exhibit focuses on statues that have retained their color over hundreds of years. But it's not just paintings - the exhibit has color games, a painting box, and DOMINO.
3. The Blue Hour Exhibit
Discover a lovely meditation on the color blue. Until November 24, Olga Alexopoulou's artwork is availible at Iraklidon 16. Her exhibit intersects art with advanced technology. You won't have to go out of your way either - this exhibit is near other Athens must-sees like the Acropolis.
4. Oliver Twist
Saturdays and Sundays in November, discover the classic tale of Oliver Twist in an Athens theater. Tickets to the show are inexpensive, and shows are in both Greek and English.
5. Countless Aspects of Beauty Exhibit
Through November, witness a breathtaking art exhibit at the National Archaeological Museum. This art focuses on the things people find beautiful, such as perfume, ceramics, and jewellery. With over 300 works of art to peruse, spend an afternoon taking in the exquisite beauty.
6. José Carreras at the Olympic Indoor Hall
See this legendary Spanish tenor as he celebrates his career. Carreras had a historic career over many decades, selling millions of records and performing across the globe. On November 24, head to the Olympic Indoor Hall to hear the sweet sounds of this world-renowned singer.
7. Hadrian’s Arch
This incredible temple was constructed in 131 BC! It celebrates Roman Emperor Hadrian’s contributions to Athens. It’s breath-taking, and it’s close to the Acropolis and The Temple of Olympian Zeus!
8. Visit Plaka
Plaka is a beautiful neighborhood with so much to see and do. In the daytime, you can discover a lovely shopping area, where both souvenirs and fine jewelry are available to purchase. You can visit hip bars and clubs at night. Vehicles are not allowed on the roads here, so make sure you wear walking shoes!