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Best things to do in Aegean Sea

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Concert Hall
“Athens Concert Hall with various performances all year round, be it classical music concerts, operas, ballet or dance performances.”
56 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The studio is 50 meters from Psyri square in a quite road. Psyri, is one of the most historic and picturesque neighborhoods of Athens and favorite stop of tourists. A few words about the neighborhood... Athens never sleeps. In some neighborhoods day meets night and people are constantly moving. Neighborhoods "live" 24 hours a day, having two faces and two worlds. In the morning hasty rhythms of daily and evening entertainment until dawn. All without the world of day to intervene in the world of darkness and vice versa. One of the neighborhoods that never sleep is Psyri. It offers a variety of options, from shopping different leather scarce until nightlife recommendations. Miaoulis street and the streets around it are the routes with handmade shoes shops. Here you can find whatever you can imagine made of leather. Belts, bags and sandals, which are considered unique in their kind. You will also find shops selling peculiar clothes and junk shops where you can find all sorts of objects, from old vinyl records and cassettes up for gameboy. The smell of cheese, thousand different spices and pastrami, made one in the air and the result can be said only one word. Euripides street. The road with the most unique "flavor" of the city, "the Athens stomach" (as it has been called) is the neighborhood where different cultures meet with the old Athens. A place that seems to have its own pace, unaffected by clocks and calendars. The commercial traffic in the region began in 1886 with the operation of the municipal market (the famous John Koumeli building) which houses today the “Varvakeios” fruit, vegetables, meat and fish central market of Athens. By that time, Evripidou street and the surrounding area became synonymous with food trade. Live images, painted with everyday life. People hurry to wander from shop to shop, through pressure, running to catch up. Strong mobility and hubbub. When sun falls, shops download the shutters and give way to bars and taverns. For Miaouli street Kostis Maraveyas has written a song: "In Miaoulis with raki every day is a holiday." A general feeling flirting in the air. Entertainment everywhere and for everyone. Before a decade the district of Psyri became the focus, yet favorite site any tourist or local, with its vibrant nightlife and the incessant mobility of the alleys. Therefore, especially abroad, is considered the Soho of Greece. The central square of Psyri called Heroes Square. There you can find taverns, original art galleries and hip café-bar. Undisputed protagonists are the small, narrow streets, which in recent years were laid with stone and not very tall buildings. An area with many faces after you will see side by side wonderful fully renovated neoclassicals and ruins. So wander the streets and let the magic of a historic district that connects yesterday and contemporary urban culture. Tip: Some afternoons taverns around the square are playing live music and causing the area a mood of celebration that lasts until the evening. Almost daily during the summer more rarely during winter. Ask the owners about their program at the period of time you will be there..”
96 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Arch of Galerius (Kamara) is perhaps the most distinctive and interesting roman structure of Thessaloniki. It is also one of the most popular destinations of the city along with the White Tower for both locals and tourists. The arch was commissioned as a triumphal monument by emperor Galerius in order to celebrate the victorious campaign against the Sassanid Persians in 298 A.D. and the capture of their capital Ctesiphon. A monument that has many stories to tell As an excellent sample of the roman monumental architecture of the 4th century A.D., it has wonderfully crafted marble panels on each pillar. They have decorative and narrative characteristics. The sculpted decoration still impresses, while representations of certain events can be easily viewed and studied. While the purpose was to emphasize the triumph of Rome, it is of no surprise that the center of the scenes depicted is the emperor and the imperial family. Emperor Galerius (Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus Augustus) is presented mounted while attacking, as an eagle bearing a victory wreath approaches him. The panel expresses the power of the Roman Caesar, a basic and crucial element of the Roman political theory. The Persian soldiers are depicted significantly smaller in size while they can be easily distinguished by their oriental dressing. The emperor’s figure is dominant and the majority of the scenes is reffered to the battles and triumphs of the campaign. The presence of elephants and especially camels in the Northern pillar of the arch is a rather exotic addition that helps the viewer localize the events. Caesar’s forgiveness and mercifulness (clementia) is also present as a virtue while the emperor is appeared to forgive the defetead enemies. Roman Arch of Galerius (Kamara) Thessaloniki 4th century AD. The Arch of Galerius was an impressive building that would definitely surprise every visitor of the Roman city of Thessalonica Discovering Thessaloniki of the Roman period As part of a larger architectural complex that also included the Palace of Galerius, and the impressive circular structure of Rotonda into one unified entity, it clearly reminds us of the long, rich roman history of the city. Located near ancient Via Egnatia, it was originally forming a triple arch connecting the above structures with the main street. Today in a similar way it is near the modern Egnatia Street, while it remains in a straight line, next to the palace located in Navarino Square in the South, and the Temple of Rotonda in the North. In its initial form the Arch had four main pillars and four secondary, two in the North side and two in the South. Today only two of the main pillars and one of the secondaries are still present and restored. What the Roman citizens of Thessaloniki were able to see in Via Regia (the main street of the city), was an identical building like the present Arch into one single architectural entity. Thessaloniki during the 4th Century AD – Roman period. The Arch of Galerius was located right at the center of the Roman Thessaloniki. It was the connecting element between the Galerian Palace and the temple of Rotonda in the North Always keep in mind that Thessaloniki is a city full of treasures! Sometimes popping up in front of us, sometimes remaining hidden, they will be revealed to those who will look closer and feel the whispers that can still be heard… Being one of the most recognizable and characteristic monuments of the city, ”Kamara” is a landmark for most local residents and a commonly accepted meeting point for the majority of the city’s college students. It is easily accessible, while the majority of the most interesting places worth seeing are within a relatively small walkable distance. After visiting the monument you can relax in one of the several café, located around it. ”
34 locals recommend
History Museum
“The museum was founded in 1986 in order to house the collection of Cycladic and Ancient Greek art belonging to Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Starting in the early 1960s, the couple collected Greek antiquities, with special interest in the prehistoric art from the Cyclades islands of the Aegean Sea. The Museum's main building, erected in the centre of Athens in 1985, was designed by the Greek architect Ioannis Vikelas. In 1991, the Museum acquired a new wing, the neo-classical Stathatos Mansion at the corner of Vassilissis Sofias Avenue and Herodotou Street.”
60 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A beautiful historic area, specially designed for pedestrians only, which is a favorite destination for both locals and visitors alike and for the city's unique student community. Many quality restaurants, taverns and traditional barbecues are just some of the options offered by Ladadika for dining. Definitely one of the must-visit areas of the city while staying in it.”
74 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Technopolis City of Athens, at Gazi. In the complex there is the unique museum in Athens about industrial heritage “Industrial Gas Museum” and also there is a coffee shop and many events take place there.





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65 locals recommend
Plaza
“This neighborhood is located at the foot of the Likavitos hill. There are many restaurants and taverns on the main street, dotted with high-end shops”
90 locals recommend
Establishment
“Described as "One of the Seven World Wonders of ancient times" It is an inexpensive museum to see the remaining ruins of this building. Must be visited during Bodrum stay ...”
20 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The climb up 900 plus steps to the top of this historic fortress is worth it if you love stunning views. The Venetians built it in 1686. What’s fascinating is it was so well designed all attempts to conquer it were unsuccessful. Until the Greeks came and managed to take it over in 1822 during the Greek Revolution, surprising the world at the time. Independence was won against the Ottoman Empire. Greece was a new free state. Nafplio was named capital.”
31 locals recommend
Plaza
“It was designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918, but most of the square was built in the 1950s. It is an important tourist attraction for the city with numerous cafes and bars. The two quarter-circle sides of the square are occupied by important buildings. On the left is Electra Palace Hotel, which is one of the best five-star hotels in Thessaloniki and on the right is one of the city's most famous movie theaters, the Olympion Theatre cinema, site of the annual Thessaloniki International Film Festival. It also houses a very popular bar of the same name.”
37 locals recommend
Theatre
“The impresssive theatre of Ancient Epidaurus is one of the most interesting archeological sites of Pelooponnese. The theatre is well known for the acoustics and for the energy of the place. It is situated in the Asclipeiio , an ancient Gree healing center and that gives another prespective into the ancient Greek medicine.”
44 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“All day bar, set over several levels with various rooms. Cosy atmosphere offering the best cocktails in town.”
76 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Another of the quintessentially Athenian all day bars that faces Monastiraki with expansive views of Plaka and the Acropolis. Its rooftop terrace sits above their accommodation facilities. Friday and Saturday nights are no doubt the busiest nights, attracting a younger mixed crowd of locals and tourists. Cocktails come from award winning bar tender Theodore Pyrillos. Ideal day time stop for refreshments and to capture some great city shots.”
85 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Conveniently located at the exit of the Agios Dimitrios metro station, Athens Metro Mall is your one-stop-shop for clothes, shoes, electronics, accessories, groceries and entertainment. Don't miss the arcade and cinema on the top floor. ”
37 locals recommend
Establishment
“Halikarnas Club , ünü dünyayı dolaşmış olan bir gece kulübüdür , bir çok ünlünün ve turistin uğrak yeridir .”
7 locals recommend
Establishment
“Ancient amphitheater with stunning view of Bodrum, placed there to be visible from the castle.”
9 locals recommend