You would think that a place like Athens would have everything anyone could look for in a vacation spot, but you would be surprised. With a place with such a long history, there’s remarkably very little to do there. You can go to the ancient ruins of the Parthenon (if it’s not in a construction zone for preservations purposes) or take a trip to one of the local restaurants. However, that’s about it. Athens can be pretty sweltering during the summer, and add the vast crowds on top of that, and you’re not going to have a nice time. Just keep your expectations to a minimum if you decide to add this location to your itinerary so that you don’t disappoint yourself. These destinations don’t look like the postcards.