Athens is one of Europe’s Ancient capitals. Its history and world famous landmarks are just some of the amazing things this city has to offer.
Food is at the center of all activities in Greece and it’s easy to understand why 🙂
(click on “MAP” for google map information including prices, reviews, and menus in some cases)
- Kostas (0,50€ – 10€) – MAP
- Falafel Al Sharaq (1,50€ – 6€) – MAP
- Caravel Sweets (1,20€ – 30€) – MAP
- La Pasteria (15€ – 20€) – MAP
- Aiolou Street (3,70€ – 20€) – MAP
- Athens Metro Mall (3,70€ – 20€) – MAP
Places to see
- The Acropolis Museum – Tickets
- Well worth visiting and right at the foot of the Acropolis lies the new Acropolis Museum which provides valuable insights into the Greek mythology and Greek history.
- While there you might want to visit also the Parthenon (temple of Athena) which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the major attraction of Athens.
- The Panathenaic Stadium – Tickets
- Also known as Kallimarmaro was built in 330 BC and renovated for the 1896 Olympic Games. It is the world’s oldest stadium which is still in use, and the only one in the world entirely built in white marble. It is from here that the Olympic Flame is delivered to all the Olympic games.
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a former colossal temple at the center of Athens.
- Hellenic Parliament
- Is the unicameral legislature of Greece, located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Syntagma Square in Athens.
- Plaka Neighbourhood
- It feels like a small village at the very heart of the vibrant Greek capital. You will most likely walk through the neighbourhood on your way to or from the Acropolis, but it’s worth more than a passing glance. Plaka has a soul of its own and the small streets, flowery corners and pretty stairs brim with countless coffee shops.
- Kypseli Neighbourhood
- Considered one of Athens’ coolest neighbourhood, it has a mixture of old-world Greek life and modern multiculturalism. From a remarkable architectural style mix with crumbling neoclassical mansions and striking Bauhaus designs to the first-ever artist residency, Snehta, with a lot of international artists that put on regular exhibitions.