Athens is endlessly intriguing—and you don't have to spend a fortune to dive in and discover it.

Hang out in Pnyx Hill surrounded by ancient monuments.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Gawk at the view from the top of Lycabettus Hill.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Take a run around the Kallimarmaro Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Free underground art exhibit at the Syntagma metro station.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

What an Athenian night looks like.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Dive into the waters of one the city's free swimming spots.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

The Museum of Greek Folk Instruments has free entry.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Clock up some laps at the indoor pool of the Serafio sports complex.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis