Apr 24, 2012
First off, drop the compromise attitude and look at this as an opportunity. There's more to life than climbing, and BTW, this is WHY you take foreign climbing trips. Really. Athens is well worth your 3 day stay. Folks that turn their nose up to it are only missing out.
We spent most on one day here:
National Archaeological Museum
The National Archaeological Museum (Greek: Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο) in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the great museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide. It is situated in the Exarcheia area in central Athens between Epirus Street, Bouboulinas Street and Tositsas Street while its entrance is on the Patission Street adjacent to the historical building of the Athens Polytechnic.
Guaranteed to stir your imagination and awaken your understanding of where you came from. If you can't get with this, you just can't get it. We walked from our hotel but the train system in Athens is remarkably good and should be used as much as possible.