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.
Here are suggestions on how to feel Athena as a true Athenian. Surely you will fall in love with this city!
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!
Take a stroll through the historical district of Plaka and climb up Mount Lycabettus, which offers a splendid view over Athens.
Walk down Dionysiou Areopagitou Street until you reach the Acropolis, past the ancient ruins.
Enjoy shopping in Ermou Street. Here you will find the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea, built in the 11th century.
Watch the sunset over the sea in Kastella.
Enjoy a good plate of fresh fish and seafood in one of the small restaurants in the Port of Mikrolimano
Spend a relaxing day at Flisvos beach.
Visit the Panathinaikos Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place.
Savor the typical dishes of the Greek tradition (gyros, Pikilia and ouzo) in the famous Thanasis tavern in the Monastirak square.
And as dessert, why not enjoy a sweet treat like Mpaklava, kantaifi, Samali and Ravani in the Ta Serbetia pastry shop in Psyrri?
Don’t miss out to have a coffee in Kolonaki Square, in the district of the same name, while observing the Athenian high society. 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. Enjoy!