Athens

Overflowing with surprises, Athens is the cosmopolitan heart of Greece and is known as Europe's oldest capital. From the wonderful historical monuments to the pretty scenery, explore this vibrant city and fall in love with everything Athens has to offer.

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The heart and capital of ancient Greece, be enchanted by the 5th-century BC landmarks that dominate the city, including the iconic Parthenon temple and the sacred crown jewel of the Acropolis hilltop temple, and discover the untold secrets of this fascinating city. The birthplace of democracy, home to Plato, Socrates and Aristotle to name a few, walk among the rich cultural and historical past and indulge in this reemerged vibrant cultural hotspot.

Beckoning thousands of curious travellers every year, each of the districts have their own distinct personalities; from Monastiraki to Psiri, be sure to explore the colourful neighbourhood of Plaka, the most picturesque quarter, and wander through its narrow cobbled streets, Neoclassical pastel-coloured houses, outdoor vendors and so much more. In Athens you are spoilt for choice, whether you choose to explore its ancient Greek history or to climb up the top of Mount Lycabettus just to take in the mesmerising views, the creative impulse here has no limits and the array of sites and places to visit will make your Athenian experience unforgettable.

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Hangouts

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Funky Gourmet
Creating some of the most creative gastronomic dishes, be sure to tantalise your tastebuds at the two Michelin starred Funky Gourmet. Aiming to ‘re-think tradition and strive to create an avant-garde cuisine’, the menu is filled with sensational surprises – you won't be disappointed!
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Klimataria
Since 1927, this family-run taverna is one of the oldest taverns in the city and offers spectacular evenings packed with traditional Mediterranean food, music and dancing – a combination of Greeks love. Be sure to try the delicious tis oras (a meat platter), it's to die for!
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City ZEN
Fulfilling the undying demand for all-day rooftop bars with sprawling views of the city, City ZEN offers a quirky industrial setting, with old sewing machines and other vintage objects placed on the walls. Enjoy a delicious cocktail or two whilst you indulge in the magnificent views over Plaka and the Acro...
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Drunk Sinatra
Nestled within the popular night spots of the Kolokotroni Street, be sure to visit this hidden all-day bar. With a vintage theme dedicated to Frank Sinatra, enjoy some delicious 50s and 60s inspired cocktails and indulge in the relaxing retro atmosphere.
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Tiki Bar
Situated close to the Acropolis metro station, be sure to visit this well-reputed “alternative” bar. From delicious coffees and burgers during the day to a more alternative vibe in the evenings, indulge in the 50s and 60s rock music that takes over Tiki Bar.
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National Art Gallery - Alexandros Soutsos
Established in 1900, the National Art Gallery is the most important museum for the history of art in Greece. Showcasing over 20,000 Greek and European paintings, sculptures, engravings and other art forms from the 14th to the 20th century, be enchanted by the treasury of Modern Greek artistic creation, cov...

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