Are you done with all the sites and museums around Athens and you're seeking for something different? Are you perhaps looking for places that are way off the beaten path? Here are some hidden spots of Athens, so secret that most of the Athenians don't even know about them. Discover scenic waterfalls, gothic towers, and secret gardens by following us on this trip introducing you to the alternative side of the city!
For some people, visiting Athens during summertime is a great opportunity to wander around the city with clear blue skies and admire its monuments under the bright Attican sun. Having in mind though, that July and August are typically the hottest months of the year, summer in the city can prove to be more challenging than expected. Hence, we provide you with the advice of locals in order to survive the summer heat like a true Athenian!
Do you plan on arriving in Athens with only one day to see as many attractions and points of interest as possible? Check out the following one-day Athens survival guide and get to explore the city like a local!
The neighborhood of Koukaki borders with Athens' picturesque old town and lies in between the Acropolis and Syngrou Fix metro stations. It may not be as quaint as Plaka, but Koukaki offers an alternative vibe that makes it utterly charming, while it has immediate access to the Acropolis.
The oldest house in Athens tells a story of the life of Athenian aristocrats before the Greek revolution and paints a picture of their traditions and habits. That being said, there is another story that this old house tells: one of great humanity and faith. It is a story of a Greek woman who faced all the possible challenges but was determined to fight for what she believed in and protect the vulnerable who had no means of defending themselves.
Athens is mostly known around the world for its classical period ruins, such as the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Temple of Hephaestus in the Ancient Agora and so on and so forth. But how about the excellent specimens of neoclassical architecture it boasts, situated in the very heart of a modern city? Doesn’t ring any bells? Well, let us enlighten you then.
Petralona is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and hip neighborhoods of Athens, located north of Taurus and Kallithea districts and extending from Piraeus Street to Philopappou Hill and from Hammos Street to Poulopoulos bridge. With its apparent urban vibe, it has arguably been established as a local’s favorite, either for drinking, eating or leisure wandering.
Today we explore six of the most central, historic and characteristic squares of Athens: Syntagma, Monastiraki and Omonia, commonly referred to as the 'Commercial Triangle of Athens' due to their positioning on the map which forms a triangle, but also Klafthmonos, Kotzia, and Avissinias, which are smaller in size but equally interesting to the keen traveler.