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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“The famous square that has hosted many events over the years including most political rallies and protests. The metro station is underground in Syntagma Square so you can travel to and from there by train. There is a great cafe in the square also.”
  • 145 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“fantastic decoration, good music.A very good option for coffee /food/wine espesially on cristmas days”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bar
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“For the ravers and techno lovers, this place is a must. You can also have a coffee at the hidden backyard.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Take a walk in a beautiful pathway down of Acropolis . A lot of musicians play their music in street ! Romantic & calm ! Don't lose this walk . You can walk until Monastiraki & plaka where the neigborhood is full of old classic homes . hiseio is surrounded by hills, heights and historical sites which are within a walking distance. The Ancient Agora of Athens, Stoa of Attalos, the Temple of Hephaestus and Kerameikos Archaeological Museum can be entered from Thiseio; all others: the National Observatory of Athens, Acropolis of Athens, Philopappos Monument, Mouseion Hill, Pnyx, which is considered the birthplace of Democracy and the Mount Lycabettus can be easily reached or viewed from Thiseio. The panoramic views of them and their natural surroundings from the Areopagus height are spectacular, especially by night. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) began its operation in 2000. Its permanent home is the former Fix brewery on Syngrou Ave., the reconstruction of which was completed in 2014. The building occupies 18.142 sqm. on a 3.123 sqm surface.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Psyri or Psiri or Psyrri or Psirri is a gentrified neighbourhood in Athens, Greece, today known for its restaurants, bars, live music tavernas, and small number of hotels.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Plaza
“Kolonaki is a wealthy and upmarket district. As one of the capital's leading shopping areas, it includes a number of high-end boutiques from young adult to casual fashion to prestigious haute couture from Greek and international designers. One of its main shopping streets, Voukourestiou Street, is now known for its jewelry. There is a plethora of available options for nightlife, including bars, ouzeries, and tavernas. Outdoor seating on pedestrian walks is typical, creating a lively atmosphere at night. The main Kolonaki Square (with the small column) is surrounded by cafes and restaurants.”
  • 98 locals recommend
History Museum
“ The museum houses a notable collection of artifacts of Cycladic art and occasional exhibitions. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Building
“The most elegant department store in Athens. If you search for designers clothes you should come by this store.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Athens Concert Hall with various performances all year round, be it classical music concerts, operas, ballet or dance performances.”
  • 56 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Technopolis City of Athens has become a hub of cultural events, thus upgrading a historic area of the capital and creating another focal point in the cultural identity of Athens. A wide variety of cultural events are held in Technopolis every year: music, dance, theatre and performing arts, plastic and applied arts, educational programs for children, entrepreneurship and temporary exhibitions, attracting over 1,000,000 people annually. Technopolis City of Athens offers quality entertainment and culture in reasonable prices.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“All day bar, set over several levels with various rooms. Cosy atmosphere offering the best cocktails in town.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Another of the quintessentially Athenian all day bars that faces Monastiraki with expansive views of Plaka and the Acropolis. Its rooftop terrace sits above their accommodation facilities. Friday and Saturday nights are no doubt the busiest nights, attracting a younger mixed crowd of locals and tourists. Cocktails come from award winning bar tender Theodore Pyrillos. Ideal day time stop for refreshments and to capture some great city shots.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Park
“Only 13 min (1.1 km) buy foot. Pedion Areos is a large park . You can run walk or have a pik nik in a real beautiful place . A green oasis in the athens hurt”
  • 62 locals recommend
Event Space
“The Zappeion Mansion, or simply Zappeion, is one of the most important buildings in Athens. It is located south of the National Garden and the old Palace and West of the Panathenaic Stadium. Today it operates as a conference and exhibition center.In the garden works a great all day coffee - restaurant, the famous AIGLEE.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Ama Laxei on Kallidromiou is also a local favourite. With an outdoor courtyard that is always packed in the summer, as well as a vibrant indoor space, this historic spot is an essential Exarchia bucket list. Serving up a range of traditional Greek cuisine, the menu is a flawless mix of delicious meze and succulent meat plates. If you’re in a big group make sure to book in advance.”
  • 76 locals recommend