Ah, Athens.

Perhaps one of Europe’s most special, beautiful-ugly cities. The birthplace of democracy, a city with immense history and hidden beauty. In some places quite depressing and dirty. In a magical way, Athens manages to stunt between the two edges, creating the visitor a sense of necessity of this visit and before the return flight the conclusion that YES. Athens is beautiful. If you know where to look and how. A local ‘s guide to Athens in that case is necessary.

Athens does not have the romantic beauty of Paris, the grandeur of Vienna or the historic impossibility of Rome. It is not one of the “postcards” cities. But is alive and never stops evolving. The imposing Acropolis, the vibrant neighborhoods full of life and shops, the graffiti that pop from one building into another and have finally begun to take the value that suits them. The great food and the unique people of Athens.

It is the capital city that never rests.

So I ‘ve asked the Athenians (but also all travel lovers) to tell us the absolute must dos’ of the capital, for someone who visits  it for the first time and here is what we were told!

Athens to Do List

1. Acropolis. We don’t need to tell you why.

2. Take away coffee and walk around the Anafiotika alleys.

3. Take a sweet pit stop at  Σερμπετόσπιτο της Νάνσυ

4. Walk around Koukaki and Aeropagitou

5. Brunch στο Ρίζα Ρίζα

6. Taste the most yammi profiterole at Choureal

7. Walk the Royal Gardens

8. Discover all the street art of Athens along with Kalliopi and Thomas! Find them on instagram – /greek_couple_travellers/ and Book your tour  ΗΕRE

9. Shop a lot on Ermou Street

10. A for Athens For great photos and view!

11. For the more classic ones , a drive with  Odeego in Athenian Riviera.

12. Eat at Nolan ( reservation is required).

13. Coffee with Acropolis View ( recently discovered Couleur Local )

14. A visit to Niarchos Foundation is a MUST!

15. Day trip to Sounio. The drive is spectacular and there is also so much history.

16. End your day watching the most romantic sunset at Likavitos.

Extra Tips from Athens Nomads

1. Eat at Karamanlidika

2. Walk around the more sketchy areas of Athens ( Omonia, Metaksourgeio) for a reality photo-shooting.

3.- Eat at Peking Duck.

4. – Take your bike and ride from city center to Floisvos Marina.

5. .- Saturday coffee at one of Pagrati’s bistros after a stop at Pliades bookstore.

-” It’s all about Athenians’ Eyes “-

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