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Things to do in Athens Greece

I want to start this blog post by telling you how absolutely sacred the delicious souvlaki is for me and all fellow Greeks. We love it, we savor it, we bow down to it. Unlike most foods in the world -chocolate included- I have yet to find a single living soul that doesn’t love so souvlaki. Not like. Love. Even the worst souvlaki in the world is probably superior to 80% of other foods worldwide. 

The number one goal of anyone visiting a foreign country is to get to experience it the way its locals do; a task that is admittedly hard, if not impossible. Eating where the locals eat, going out to the places where the locals go, it is all part of the magic of the everyday life of the city and as a born and bred Athenian, I feel the obligation of providing you with the exclusive knowledge that will make your travel dreams come true.

Yes, Athens is an impressive historic city, but you know what else it is? Quintessentially cool. I consider the center of Athens to be one of the coolest places in the world and today you’ll discover why; here are the top cool things to do in Athens to experience the Greek capital in an alternative, modern way that will make you feel cooler than a polar bear’s toenails!

Spoiler alert: climbing the Acropolis rock will not be included, come on now.

Exploring the retail scene during your trip to Athens is a must as there are a number of Greek fashion designers that are worth checking out. However, fast fashion is increasingly becoming less and less popular among fashionistas and Millenials. While looking for answers to fast fashion, apart from individual local boutiques consumers can opt for, flea markets and thrift shops are your best bet. Let us guide you through the flea markets and thrift shops in Athens and help you navigate your way around the hidden treasures that are looking for a new home!

You know it, I know it, it’s time to say it as it is: summer is gone and fall is upon us. Now, that doesn’t mean we have to bid the sun goodbye entirely; in Greece and Athens in particular, the people are lucky enough to enjoy good weather year-round. However, on the rare occasion of rain, we need to make sure you are prepared and equipped with knowledge that will help you make the most out of your time in the city. Here are some suggestions for things to do on a rainy day in Athens!