In Athens, ancient and modern cultures coexist in harmony. The capital of Greece impresses any traveler, thanks to the typical energy of a big city, with the advantage of being surrounded by beautiful beaches and impressive monuments. A city that offers you countless opportunities to immerse yourself in History and to better understand the past of this decisive culture, and discover the classic works and myths that have so influenced the world of the arts to this day. And of course, we cannot leave aside the delicious Greek gastronomy.
In this article we present 25 suggestions to feel Athena as a true Athenian. Surely you will fall in love with this city!
1.Visit the Acropolis Museum and enjoy eating at its restaurant. It is considered one of the 5 best restaurants in the world inside a museum!
2.Take a stroll through the historical district of Plaka and climb up Mount Lycabettus, which offers a splendid view over Athens.
3.Walk down Dionysiou Areopagitou Street until you reach the Acropolis, past the ancient ruins.
4.Enjoy shopping in Ermou Street. Here you will find the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea, built in the 11th century.
5.Watch the sunset over the sea in Kastella.
6.Enjoy a good plate of fresh fish and seafood in one of the small restaurants in the Port of Mikrolimano.
7.Spend a relaxing day at Flisvos beach.
8.Visit the Panathinaikos Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place.
9.Savor the typical dishes of the Greek tradition (gyros, Pikilia and ouzo) in the famous Thanasis tavern in the Monastirak square.
10.And as dessert, why not enjoy a sweet treat like Mpaklava, kantaifi, Samali and Ravani in the Ta Serbetia pastry shop in Psyrri?
11.Have a coffee in Kolonaki Square, in the district of the same name, while observing the Athenian high society.
12.On Sunday, spend a few hours in the second-hand market of Monastiraki Square, in search of ancient Greek treasures and take the opportunity to admire the view of the Acropolis.
13.Take a dip in one of the fantastic beaches of Athens.
14.Go up to Cape Sunion, visit the temple dedicated to the water god Poseidon and let yourself be dazzled by the most beautiful sunset in Athens.
15.Visit the Agora, where some of the most important Greek philosophers gave their classes.
16.Visit the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, with works of ancient and modern art.
17.Delight yourself with "nectar of the gods" at the Wine Factory, a place with over 400 different Greek wines!
18.Spend a night elm some of the best bars in Athens. Joint Gin is particularly famous for its gin.
19.Find out a bit more about Greek history by visiting the Hall, also known as the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
20.Watch a show in the Odeon of Herod Attic. This theater can receive about 5,000 spectators.
21.Have lunch at one of the restaurants in the district of Petralona and taste some of everything on the menu.
22.Relax with a glass of good wine, great food and a stunning view of the sea in the Moorings restaurant.
23.Visit the Platonic Academy and the National Library of Greece.
24.Make a short break with a cold beer and live music at the Barley Cargo bar.
25.Take a trip through all ages of Greek history and culture at the Benaki Museum.