Athens on a Sunday

Aug 6th, 2008, 05:32 AM
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Athens on a Sunday

Is everything closed in Athens on Sundays? We will have Saturday late afternoon and all day Sunday in Athens before catching a flight on Monday morning. It's not worth staying all day Sunday if the sites are closed that day. Any advice?

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Aug 6th, 2008, 06:38 AM
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The Acropolis and most of the major sites are open on Sunday, afaik. Not sure about the museums, but I'm guessing yes.

What specifically do you want to see? It's hard to answer a vague question about "sites" without knowing which ones you mean.
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Aug 6th, 2008, 10:05 PM
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Couple years ago, on a Sunday in late April, seemed to me all the 'major' Athens tourist sites _were_ open.

It's possible some private museums, eg Benaki, might be closed -- don't recall.

One exception - I do recall the Athens Central Market was closed on Sunday.
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Aug 7th, 2008, 09:31 AM
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Also, review the Hellenic Ministry of Culture website:

If you drill down through the website's sub-menus, it lists operating hours of museums, sites, and monuments. A quick glance indicates most are open on Sundays.

The caveat is that Greek government websites don't always match the reality 'on the ground'.
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Aug 8th, 2008, 12:49 PM
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You would have more of a problem on Mondays than on Sundays.
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Aug 8th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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Athens central market may be closed, but the street markets in the Monastraki district roar with life and teem with people.

Anyway, it's pleasant to join the Athenians eating al fresco and hanging out in cafes.
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