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The southernmost capital in Europe is alight with the energy of its three million citizens. Athens, a sprawling mass of classical and contemporary white buildings, has gone far beyond its seven hills and spreads wide from the mountains to the sea. The Acropolis rises in the center of the city around which its citizens dance, drink and serve traditional dishes like moussaka. But there is more to see than just the Parthenon in this birthplace of democracy. The Monastiraki neighborhood, for example, is filled with vibrant markets, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center has over 150,000 sq. meters of gardens. Even if you’re just passing through via Piraeus on your way to the islands, make time to discover this historic and dynamic city.


Souvlaki from Kostas (go early before they run out)

Visit The Acropolis of Athens

Check Out The Parthenon

Visit The Ruins At Erechtheion (Athena & Poseidon's temple)

Dine at Legendary Plaka Cafe, Yiasemi Γιασεμί (cafe along alleyway steps)

Visit Syntagma Square (See the hourly changing of the guards)

Check Out Amazing Views From Mount Lycabettus

Vintage Jazz & Cocktails at Minnie the Moocher

Updated taverna fare at Black Sheep

Catch live music at The Speakeasy Athens


Coffee at the Retro Κιμωλία Art Café

Stroll Around Plaka

Athenian Archeology At the ultramodern glass and steel museum overlooking the Parthenon- Acropolis Museum

Traditional Fare In A Hip Setting At Moma

See Athens Street Art at Sarri 12 Gallery

Shop Athens' Most Amazing Ingredients At Central Market

Rooftop Cocktails & Cappuccinos at City Zen

Dine under the stars at Gastro Pub- 7 Food Sins


Start your day early with breakfast at Peri Kafe

Arrive/Depart from Athens International Airport (ATH)

Travel to Santorini

Greece (Athens - Santorini - Mykonos)