My trip to visit my mom in Athens was an absolute blast, and I got to experience some fantastic new things! Those two days were filled to the brim with excitement.
Curious about what we did and where you should definitely check out for a unique adventure? Keep reading to find out!
Athens boasts a plethora of markets, offering everything from fresh fruits and meats to trendy clothing and more. The real trick is knowing where to find the best deals and when to visit. Lucky for you, Culture Trip has compiled a handy list of must-visit marketplaces in Athens.
Electra Athens – Hotel
Our first night led us to a stunning 5-star hotel, and let me tell you, the experience was nothing short of amazing! From the breathtaking views to the impeccable staff and delightful drinks, this place had it all. It’s like discovering a hidden treasure in the heart of Athens. A must-visit, without a doubt!
Eating in Athens
Kalamaki Kolonaki is a delightful Greek-inspired restaurant that draws its inspiration from the rich heritage of Greek cuisine, which spans over a millennium.
In Greek culinary tradition, the term “Kalamaki” is often used interchangeably with “Souvlaki,” a renowned Greek delicacy. Souvlaki typically features finely minced meat, ideally served alongside perfectly 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 staggered. There is always some excitement happening!
Flisvos Marina, located just six kilometers from the heart of Athens, stands as Greece’s premier marina, setting the bar with its exceptional standards. It is fully equipped to cater to a multitude of mega-yachts, which are yachts and luxury vessels with lengths exceeding 30 meters.
Following a substantial upgrade project, Flisvos Tourist Port now boasts a total of 303 berths, with a noteworthy feature being that 50% of these berths are designed to accommodate yachts surpassing 35 meters in length. This expansion primarily addresses the domestic docking needs while also establishing itself as a top-tier destination for discerning yacht enthusiasts with exacting 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, also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is an ancient marvel situated in the heart of Athens, Greece. This colossal temple was a tribute to the mighty “Olympian” Zeus, symbolizing his role as the leader of the Olympian gods.
Construction of this grand temple commenced in the 6th century BC, under the rule of Athenian tyrants. Their vision was to create a structure of unparalleled magnificence in the ancient world. However, it wasn’t until the 2nd century AD, during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, that the project reached its completion—638 years after it was initially initiated.
During the Roman era, this extraordinary temple boasted an astonishing 104 colossal columns, making it the largest temple in all of Greece. Inside, it housed one of the most massive cult statues ever created, solidifying its reputation as a true wonder of the ancient world.
Areopagus, Athens, Greece
Άλσος Λυκαβηττού, Athens, Greece
As if one magnificent sight wasn’t enough, just behind my mum stands Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettus, Lykabettos, or Lykavittos (Greek: Λυκαβηττός, pronounced [likaviˈtos]). This incredible Cretaceous limestone hill graces the Athens landscape, soaring to a lofty 300 meters (908 feet) above sea level.
Pine trees elegantly drape its base, and perched atop its twin peaks, you’ll discover the 19th-century Chapel of St. George, a charming theatre, and a delightful restaurant. But what truly steals the show is the absolutely breathtaking view that unfolds before your eyes!