Best things to do in Athens

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Acropolis Museum
15 Dionysiou Areopagitou
652local recommendations
Αλέξης
Αλέξης says “The Acropolis Museum is located in the historical area of Makriyianni, southeast of the Rock of the ...” ·
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2. Acropolis of Athens
579local recommendations
Aggie’s
Aggie’s says “http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/gh351.jsp?obj_id=2384 The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel l...” ·
3. National Garden
1 Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias
386local recommendations
Kathy
Kathy says “The National Garden (formerly the Royal Garden) (Greek: Εθνικός Κήπος) is a public park of 15.5 hect...” ·
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4. Plaka
388local recommendations
Olga
Olga says “Stroll around Plaka, one of the most alluring and cosy districts in Athens. Renowned among the Athen...” ·
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5. National Archaeological Museum
44 28is Oktovriou
372local recommendations
Dimitris
Dimitris says “For visitors who love art exhibitions, there is no better place to visit in Greece than the National...” ·
6. Panathenaic Stadium
323local recommendations
Konstantinos
Konstantinos says “The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro (lit. "beautiful marble") is a multi-purpose stadium in Athe...” ·
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7. Monastiraki
220local recommendations
George
George says “Monastiraki is a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens, Greece, and is one of the pri...” ·
8. Mount Lycabettus
262local recommendations
Dimitris
Dimitris says “For romantic evenings, gorgeous sunsets and an amazing panoramic view of Athens, Mount Lycabettus is...” ·
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9. Temple of Olympian Zeus
198local recommendations
Dimitris
Dimitris says “The Temple of Olympian Zeus is known as the largest temple in Greece. The massive ancient complex to...” ·
10. Filopappou Hill or Hill of the Muses
203local recommendations
Anthi
Anthi says “Philopappou Hill or Mousson Hill or Sengio Hill is the hill of Athens across from the Acropolis. It ...” ·
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11. Monastiraki Flea Market
2 Ifestou
150local recommendations
Vivi & Aris
Vivi & Aris says “Monastiraki (Greek: Μοναστηράκι, pronounced [monastiˈraci], literally little monastery) is a flea ma...” ·
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12. Benaki Museum
1 Koumpari
168local recommendations
Eleni
Eleni says “In an elegant building, in the center, offers a review of the history in four floors, also features ...” ·
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13. six d.o.g.s
6-8 Avramiotou
165local recommendations
Greg
Greg says “This is both a bar/nightclub and music venue. Very often there are famous djs playing electro music ...”
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14. Noel
59B Kolokotroni
154local recommendations
Joanna
Joanna says “I quote "House and Garden again "for evenings, my favourite restaurants include Noel, which attracts...” ·
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15. Parthenon
121local recommendations
R&I
R&I says “An architectural masterpiece of great renown. You will appreciate its splendor if you visit, and lea...” ·
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16. Kolonaki
137local recommendations
Haidi
Haidi says “Kolonaki is one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Athens. Hosting a great number of shops, bou...” ·
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17. Odeon of Herodes Atticus
100local recommendations
Dionisis
Dionisis says “The Odeion of Herodes Atticus was built in 161 AD by the wealthy Herodes Tiberius Claudius Atticus, ...” ·
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18. Psyri
118local recommendations
Helene
Helene says “Close to but not as touristy as Plaka or Monasteraki, hang out with the locals in this funky and che...” ·
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19. The Clumsies
30 Praxitelous
120local recommendations
Haidi
Haidi says “Voted as one of the 10 best bars in the world, there is no need to describe why you should visit thi...” ·
20. A for Athens
2 Miaouli
114local recommendations
Αλέξης
Αλέξης says “A is for more than just Athens. The A also stands for amazing, awesome, astonishing- as that is exac...” ·
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21. Thiseio
122local recommendations
Mary
Mary says “Just below the Acropolis! You are in the center of every sightseeing. Walk around and enjoy! You wil...” ·
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22. Anafiotika
100local recommendations
George
George says “Anafiotika is a picturesque, lively neighborhood of Athens that is perched on the north-eastern side...” ·
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23. Byzantine And Christian Museum
58local recommendations
George
George says “The Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens includes separate finds of the Byzantine period and is...” ·
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24. Technopolis
88local recommendations
Panos
Panos says “Sky Walk An ultra-modern action park for everyone in the heart of Athens! After Seattle, Istanbul...” ·
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25. Museum of Cycladic Art
4 Neofitou Douka
74local recommendations
Dimitris, Konstantinos & Sevi
Dimitris, Konstantinos & Sevi says “Τhe Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean...” ·
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26. National Museum of Contemporary Art
91local recommendations
Athanasios
Athanasios says “An old beer factory (Fix) transformed to the National Museum of Contemporary Art because Greece is n...” ·
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27. Couleur Locale
3 Normanou
81local recommendations
Greg
Greg says “Couleur Locale is a fantastic little secret Athens rooftop terrace spot with a fantastic view of Acr...” ·