- Athens is one of the top destinations for a bachelor party due to its diversity of entertainment and activities.
- There are 2 major must-dos: taste Greek food and experience the wild nightlife.
- Don't forget to spend some time discovering the archaeological treasures of Athens, such as the famous Acropolis Hill.
- Ensure smooth and carefree transportation by booking a transfer service during your stay.
Arial view of the Acropolis and Monastiraki Square - credits: Anastasios71/Shutterstock.com
Celebrate the glory days of bachelorhood, bid your single life goodbye, and get ready to embark on a life-long journey of companionship with your significant other with a bang! After all, it’s an end of an era and should be treated as such.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your bachelor or bachelorette party in Athens, here you can find ideas for the best things to experience on your last trip as a single individual!
Brunch it up like a true millennial
If you don’t Instagram your avocado on toast, are you even on vacation? Thankfully, the hip city of Athens is full of cozy places that offer delicious brunch menus for all tastes, with most of them putting a Greek twist on the millennial-favorite meal.
Although, as a concept, ‘brunch’ is not Greek, the principle behind it is very much so; you get to enjoy a luscious meal that combines breakfast food with lunch while relaxing with your friends on a lazy sunny day.
As a result, brunch in Athens has swiftly become a local favorite, and the market has grown -lucky for you- competitive.
Savor fresh Greek food and enjoy a chat with your mates while relaxing and letting the mimosas wash your worries and your stress away.
Hop on the relaxi-taxi
If being at your bachelor party in Athens doesn’t get you a one-way ticket to relaxation town, then nothing ever will!
Treat yourself to a full spa experience that will help you unwind and appreciate your time off before your big day. While it is a great gift for a birthday party, it is unbeatable for a bachelor party in Athens or the Greek islands.
Asian Spa Ayurvedic & City Retreat is one of the most recognized spa chains in the Greek market, having ranked the InterContinental spa among the 30 best spas worldwide in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s 'Reader's Spa Awards,' in 2012.
If you’d like to experience different spa and massage techniques from India, Morocco, China, Japan, and Sweden, then Hiltonia Spa is the one for you.
Last but not least, over 30 spa treatments inspired from all over the world are waiting to welcome you to Elena’s day spa. Located in the heart of Athens, Kolonaki, its treatments are designed for both women and men and combine innovative methods and the use of advanced technology.
Take a ride on the wild side
Go-kart - credits: blog.travelmiliaromagna.com
Gather your group of friends, let your hair down and try something a bit out of your comfort zone when you visit Athens: a go Kart ride! Go-kart is a favorite pastime that doesn’t require any special skills, only a strong will, confidence, and a love for speed!
Get a taste of the adrenaline rush Formula 1 stars are after, and get in touch with your inner driving fiend.
You’ll soon find that pushing your limits is the ultimate stress relief -everyone knows how stressful a wedding can get- and along with a group of your closest friends, you’ll make some of the fondest memories of your life.
There is a fair amount of go Kart tracks around Athens, but our favorite by far is ‘Karting Center,’ located right beside St. Kosmas beach in the south of Athens, on the Athens riviera.
It is one of the largest and most popular go Kart tracks in the city, but what makes it even more special is its position right by the sea, which gives it an excellent sea view and offers visitors a refreshing and salty breeze.
Another excellent choice is ‘Kartland,’ which is the first track in Greece that complies with European standards and offers an automatic timing system.
No matter which tracks you choose, you are sure to make your bachelor party unforgettable!
Conquer the Greek cuisine
If culinary heaven existed, it’d be Greek food. Since you’ve chosen Greece to spend your last holidays as an unmarried person, you should take full advantage of Greece’s mouthwatering cuisine and indulge in scrumptious local delicacies.
Calories shmalories! All you’ll need to do in order to try the best of Greece’s food offerings is an empty stomach and an open mind.
You can leave the rest to us: join a food tour around Athens during the day or an Athens night food tour along with and wine-tasting experience, where you’ll be taken around the best, off-the-beaten-path local taverns to try local dishes and wines.
If you’re looking to kill two birds with one stone, you can even combine the exploration of Athens’ highlights through an evening tour that includes meze dinner and get the best of both worlds!
Since Greece is known across the globe for its production of quality olive oil, you can even indulge in an olive oil-tasting and farm tour in Athens, where you’ll take in an interactive workshop, tasting and learning all about Greece’s most precious commodity.
Whichever way you choose to experience Greek gastronomy, rest assured it will knock your socks off!
Shake it like a Polaroid picture
Dance club - credits: bbernard/Shutterstock.com
A popular Greek song says, ‘take me to the country where everyone dances all day long.' Well, you’re there! Partying is a prerequisite of any self-respecting bachelor, and what would a party be without loads of dancing? Boring.
Athens is known for its vibrant nightlife, with the locals infamously partying till the early morning hours. If there is a time to feel part of the Greek way, it is now, before your wedding and the start of your life as a responsible adult!
There are a plethora of places to dance in Athens, depending on your dance and music preference. Whether you like to move to the rhythm of swing, ballroom, rock-n-roll, house, or salsa, you won’t be disappointed.
You could choose any club and dance to the contemporary music that tops both the international and the Greek charts. Also, our city is popular for its many bars!
If, however, you fancy something a bit more traditional, you can also schedule a Greek dancing lesson in Athens and experience an unforgettable evening full of Greek music, dance, and fun!
Get the chance to learn how to dance popular Greek folk dances and celebrate life the way the Greeks do: by eating, drinking, laughing, and dancing your evening away!
Drink wine, feel fine
Wine-tasting outdoors along with snacks - credits: eyeris.work/Shutterstock.com
Perhaps the closest thing the planet has to an elixir of life, wine holds a special place in the hearts of Greeks. Wine and friends make a great blend, one you should not deprive yourself of during your hen or stag party!
Being the birthplace of the god of wine, Dionysos, and all, Greece has no shortage of decadent local wine varieties, with the elements of the Greek apparent on every sip.
To taste as many of the Greek wine varieties as possible and explore a local winery at the same time, embark on a day trip to Ancient Corinth and Nemea, where you will visit a great local winery in Nemea, an area that is well-known for its wine tradition.
Trust us; there is nothing better than drinking good wine with good food in good company!
Visit the ancient Greek ruins to feel young in comparison
Yes, we know that when you were thinking about your bachelor or bachelorette trip to Athens, you didn’t exactly envision yourself gazing at an ancient monument; we get it.
However, it would be a pity to come all the way to the cradle of Western civilization and experience none of its archaeological sites and city highlights!
The Acropolis, the Acropolis museum, the Ancient Agora, the Tower of the Winds, and the Philoppapos Hill are all within walking distance from one another and are an absolute must-see for visitors, even the ones that come for the lovely weather, the sea, and the city’s party culture.
In order to visit as many sights as possible in the most efficient and stress-free way possible, you can book our best of Athens in a day tour and have an expert guide introduce you to ancient Greece.
You can even combine luscious Greek flavors with your sightseeing ventures through an Acropolis Delights: Acropolis & Athens Food Tour.
Chase the waves of the Aegean Sea
Despite being the capital of Greece and part of the country's mainland, Athens is a seaside city that, apart from a lovely view, provides its visitors with an excellent excuse to discover the seaside beauties of Greece through sailing.
If you don't want your beach hotel in Athens not to be your only contact with water, dive into the blues of the Saronic Gulf with our luxurious Athens Riviera sailing cruise; sail along the Athenian coastline and the nearby islands on a day trip, and try traditional Greek dishes while admiring the striking views.
This sailing adventure will offer you unforgettable moments with your group of guests, swimming, laughing, and eating your day away.
If sailing is not for you, but you’d still like to take advantage of the mesmerizing sea before you, you can enjoy one of the -many-beaches near Athens that will refresh you and help you get the sun-kissed look everyone lusts after to put them in a good mood.
I’m sure you’ve seen many a picture of people diving in the crystal clear waters of Greece, turning green with jealousy that it’s not you and your gang. Well, now it can be you! Dreams do come true!
These boots are made for shopping
Do you know what will keep you from getting cold feet? A nice pair of shoes! You can purchase them, along with anything else your heart desires, in one of the many unique shops you can find in the center of the city.
From souvenir shops to haute couture, Athens offers a retail therapy experience for both women and men that compares to the one of Milan and Paris, despite it not getting that much hype.
The diversity of the market is what makes shopping in Athens extra special, as you can find hidden treasures for all tastes and budgets! Head to Ermou Street, the most commercial street in Athens, for some conventional shopping in international chains.
Visit the alternative neighborhoods of Psirri and Exarchia to discover vintage shops and indulge in thrifting; Go to the Kolonaki neighborhood and marvel at the luxury brands that are lined up for you to enjoy and spend your money on. Money spent on your honeymoon is money well-spent by default, right?
Travel in style
Throughout your trip to Athens, it is important for you to feel comfortable, relaxed, and luxurious. Therefore, have a thorough look at our Athens travel guide and ensure your transfers around the city are taken care of without you and your pals having to fuss over them, hailing taxis, and running to catch the busses covered in sweat.
To prevent the dreadful scenario we just described, consider booking a transfer service, where a professional driver will ensure your smooth drive around, so you don't have to worry about the details, but only how to have the best time during your stay in Greece!
Greece is an obvious choice for stag and hen parties. Its striking landscapes, enchanting beaches, and wonderful weather make it a dream destination for people from all over the world.
Athens, in particular, with its diverse and vibrant vibe, is all bachelors and bachelorettes are looking for; it has an abundance of things to see and do that accommodates all tastes, wild nightlife, and a scrumptious cuisine that will make the getaway not only one of their most entertaining experiences of their lives but one of the most delicious as well!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the popular activities and attractions for bachelor trips in Athens?
Popular activities and attractions for bachelor trips in Athens include visiting historical sites like the Acropolis and Parthenon, exploring the Plaka neighborhood, enjoying the vibrant nightlife in areas like Gazi and Psirri, taking a day trip to the nearby islands, and experiencing Greek cuisine and culture.
What is the legal drinking age in Athens?
The legal drinking age in Athens, and Greece in general, is 18 years old.
What is the weather like in Athens during the planned dates for our bachelor trip?
Athens generally has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. It's recommended to check weather forecasts or online climate data for the specific dates of your bachelor trip.
Are there any safety tips or precautions we should be aware of while enjoying the nightlife in Athens?
While Athens is generally safe, it's advisable to take common safety precautions. Stick to well-lit and populated areas, be cautious of your belongings, and drink responsibly. It's also recommended to familiarize yourself with emergency contact numbers and have a designated meeting point for your group.