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Leisure in Athens


Shopping in Athens

Athens offers a vibrant array of shopping to suit all tastes and budgets:  In central Kolonaki, the city’s most famous shopping neighbourhood, international & local designers are found alongside authentic local shops. Leading off Syntagma Square is Ermou – a pedestrian shopping street which specialises in clothing and accessories. For those looking for antiques then visit Monastiraki Market (Metro Monastiraki). There’s everything from souvenirs to top-notch antiques, musical instruments, glass and silver. It’s open daily but Sunday is the main day for the antique bazaar. 

In the suburbs, the seaside boutiques of Glyfada can be combined with a day on the beach.  New shopping malls combine international brand names with cinema, restaurants and entertainment.

The hotel supplies maps for getting around Athens.

Nightlife in Athens

Athens is a good place for ‘night owls’. The Greeks start dining between 21:00 and 23:00 before moving onto the city’s diverse and abundant selection of bars and nightclubs around 01:00, finishing in the ‘late’ early hours…often with a 06:00 soup in a traditional taverna… Glyfada & Voula are Athens’ busiest suburbs for summer nightlife with many modern restaurants and nightclubs lining the shore.

In Psiri, located just north of Plaka, countless restaurants, cafés, bars and “ouzeries” (bars serving mezze and ouzo, plus beer and wine) line the roads between Ermou Street, Athinas Street and Monastiraki. A variety of clubs cater to all musical tastes – from Latin grooves to Greek rock to traditional Rembetika music.

The Gazi District has become one of hottest areas in central Athens. The irony? The Gazi District was once the site of the city’s gasworks, which blanketed much of the area with soot. The grime has been replaced by a new central square and Metro station which breathes new life into this area. Today, the streets are lined with bars, restaurants and cafes.

In summer, live outdoor concerts and performing arts events are held in Herod Atticus Theatre and on Lycabettus Hill. The Megaro Concert Hall is the city’s leading performing arts centre with regular classical concerts, theatrical and operatic performances by local and internationally acclaimed artistes.

*Photos courtesy of: "City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau"
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Don't Miss

Marble Olympic Stadium

The all-marble stadium on Vas. Konstantinou Avenue was completed in 1895 to host the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

The Ancient Agora

At the foot of the Acropolis is the Ancient Agora [market], known as the commercial and public centre of ancient Athens.

The Theatres of Dionysos & Odeon of Herod Atticus

The oldest of the Greek theatres, built in the fourth century B.C


Why Athens

The land of gods!

• Acropolis - The crown jewel of Athens with the Parthenon temple
•  Contemporary metropolis, buzzing with artistic flair, fine cuisine and vibrant nightlife
• Ancient Theatres, Museums and Galleries
•  Sounio on Athens Riviera - Ancient temple of Poseidon
Shopping experience to suit all tastes and budgets


Acropolis MuseumOne of the major archaeological museums in Athens ranked among the most important museums of the world


65, Athinas str. & Likourgou,
Kotzia sq., Athens
Tel. + 30 210 3250900

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