Athens city break

Travel guide

When you visit Athens for a city break, you do not want much to do but wander around the city and maybe later party until dawn.

When you arrive in Athens, check in at the hotel and take your first steps into the metropolis area where you are surrounded by bars, clubs, restaurants, and a lot of opportunities for shopping. Start your day walking through Thisio & Monastiraki and perhaps have a seat and have a cup of coffee with the view to the Acropolis from one of the balconies or the roof garden cafés.

Continue your walk to the Acropolis but first visit the Acropolis Museum that will give a good understanding of the history of the Acropolis & the Parthenon and cross the walkway and you will find yourself at the gates of one of the wonders of the world.

Keep on with your day wandering through the streets of Plaka and find your way to Ermou Street, the famous shopping district! From Ermou, walk to the high society area of Kolonaki, where all the brand names are located – the next, final, most expensive but rewarding level to an full Athenian shopping therapy!

So much walking around and shopping brings thirst so, sit at a classy café at Kolonaki and sightsee from your seat the wonderful ladies with the peak of bags running around from shop to shop. Perhaps have a sit and have a little lunch in a nearby sic restaurant.

Take a day to go towards the seaside of Glyfada, the nouveau-riche area, with great café-bars and few but worth-gold-restaurants! It is the most famous place to be, especially in the summer, because when summer comes to Greece, all the major night clubs move to the seaside. Clubs with view of the sea! What else can anyone ask for?

After a good siesta, you are ready to explore the Greek Nightlife – use O&B as your starting point. You can choose the Psiri neighborhood for starters at a cozy bar or tavern and then emerge ready to experience the sleepless nights of Gazi district-the place where each street and alley is a different entertainment concept!