I went to visit my mum in Athens, a new adventure! It was a jam-packed couple of days! Here are what we did and the unique places you need to go!
There are so many markets around Athens, from fruit, meat, clothing, you name it, it’s all about where to go and when! Here is a list of places to go and get all the deals around Athens via Culture Trip.
Electra Athens – Hotel
We went here our first night to a 5-star hotel, but the views are amazing, the staff, the drinks, you name it! So worth it! A hidden treasure.
Eating in Athens
Kalamaki Kolonaki is a Greek-inspired restaurant that takes its inspiration from Greek cuisine, which has been more than a thousand years. Kalamaki is often interchanged with Souvlaki, a famous Greek food item. It typically consists of almost minced meat and is ideally served with grilled vegetables.
Pit Espresso Ristorante Bar
Le Charme de PIT cafe – bar – wine bistro restaurant with Premium wines and spirits, fabulous in-house cocktails, and a Mediterranean lunch and dinner menu!!!
National Library of Greece
The National Library of Greece is situated near the centre of Athens. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen as part of his famous Trilogy of neo-classical buildings, including the Academy of Athens and the original construction of the Athens University. The views at the top are stunning, with events throughout the year and stagger. There is always some excitement happening!
Just six kilometres from the centre of Athens, Flisvos Marina is the first marina of high standards in Greece, with the possibility of serving a large number of mega-yachts (yachts and luxury yachts with a length exceeding 30 meters).
Flisvos Tourist Port, with the completion of the major upgrade project, today offers 303 berths, of which 50% can accommodate yachts over 35m long, mainly covering the corresponding domestic docking needs and, at the same time, creating a pole of attraction for high- requirements in Greece.
Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece
The Panathenaic Stadium, or Kallimarmaro is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece. One of the main historic attractions of Athens, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble
To zero tou Olympiou Dios
The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός, Naós tou Olympíou Diós), also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a former colossal temple at the centre of the Greek capital Athens. It was dedicated to “Olympian” Zeus, originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods.
Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the most incredible time in the ancient world. Still, it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, some 638 years after the project had begun.
During the Roman period, the temple -which included 104 colossal columns- was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the giant cult statues in the ancient world.
Areopagus, Athens, Greece
Άλσος Λυκαβηττού, Athens, Greece
Just behind my mum is the also known as Lycabettus, Lykabettos or Lykavittos (Greek: Λυκαβηττός, pronounced [likaviˈtos]), is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece at 300 meters (908 feet) above sea level. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th-century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant. The view is just breathtaking!