Athens is one of the most historical cities in the world, and this past is clearly evident in its architecture and scenery. The metro is a beautiful sight to behold, and buses can get you very quickly from one end of the city to the other. However, if you do not have a lot of time to spend in Athens, you might want to leave the city altogether for a little while. You can travel to a number of locations outside of Athens by Athenian metro, including the islands of Paros, Santorini, and Mykonos. No matter which location you choose, you will still enjoy the charm of Athens.
While there is a lot to see in Athens, there are two particularly unique landmarks for visitors. One is the Acropolis, a hill that towers over the city and was the seat of ancient Athens until the year 500 BC. Atop the hill is the Parthenon, another hill and the birthplace of Athena. The other is theAcropolis Museum, a group of well-stocked museums that house many artifacts that have been found in archaeological digs in Athens.
If you are looking for good nightlife, you will be hard pushed to find a better place than Athens. Nightlife hotspots in Athens include taverns, clubs, bars, and cafes. You can choose between many from a bar to a café, depending on your budget and taste. Many of the taverns and clubs are grouped together in organized streets, and a visit to these drinking spots is often part of a tour through Athens. Many of the bars and cafes are clustered in the city’s center, and many of them have their own atmosphere as opposed to a specific neighborhood. The city’s center also hosts many of the museums, shops, and museums. It is the location of the majority of the Athens cultural scene.
If you are new to Athens and are concerned about the type of coffee you will be served, there are a few basic alternatives that are easy to find. The first is the typical copy-paste style of coffee that is shipped across the border from cafes in Athens to hotels and restaurants in other parts of the country. This is often referred to as pasteis and is very similar to the cappuccinos that are served in North America. Another option is the type of Greek coffee that is grown in the country, specifically Melisseria, produced by Ceteria Beba. This coffee is firmer and has a deeper flavour.
One of the primary attractions in Athens is its wide variety of bars. You will find yourself in a bar one minute you’re walking down the street, and the next you won’t be able to remember where you were. That’s just the nature of Athens. It’s a city that thrives on nightlife, and it is quite traditional. Here you should expect a lot of music, dancing and a hard-partying atmosphere. From the traditional taverna to the trendy dance clubs, you’ll find yourself in Athens at night.
Pick up a free walking guide and explore the city at your own pace. Have a great weekend!