Go and explore the ancient history in Athens. Four days is enough to get a good taste of everything from culture to history to food and entertainment and you can do it all on foot if you’re staying in a central location. There are about 4 main attractions that you must do. We bought a self guided tour package of 7 archaeological sites, which of course included the Acropolis and The Parthenon.
Let me give you a few tips for your visit. The people are friendly and everyone will invite you to dine with them as you walk by their restaurant. Even as you walk by stores, you will be invited in. Sellers on the streets will ask you to buy their products too. Everyone is either super friendly or hungry for your business. I say it’s a combination.
Wondering where to stay? Choose an area close to Monastiraki. We stayed in Psirri, which is a little quirky and right beside the popular and more trendy area Plaka. I like Psirri because it was less touristy and I felt more like a local when I went into the little restaurants and bars. One thing that was an eye-sore for me was all the vandalism or graffiti on the buildings. There are also a ton of random cats that roam around. You can be at the nicest cafe eating on the patio and a cat rolls up to chill along side you. That drove me crazy. If you love cats, maybe this won’t bother you, but remember they are stray.