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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Acropolis museum has the most important findings from the area down of the Acropolis.”
  • 445 locals recommend
Hill
“Acropolis means 'high city' in Greek. The hill where Grerk Athenians built their important temples and where the people could retreat to if under attack. The most famous acropolis is the one in Athens. ... This temple was built for the goddess Athena.”
  • 355 locals recommend
Park
“Great location with trees,plants,bushes and lakes,great place to relax in the heart of the city.”
  • 278 locals recommend
History Museum
“The largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the greatest antiquities museums in the world”
  • 271 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Interesting walk route to Plaka with nice view , restaurants, cafe below Acropolis”
  • 300 locals recommend
Track Stadium
“The first Modern Olympic Games were held there making the stadium a monument of significant importance. It is the only stadium in the world made from white marble and has a capacity of 60.000 spectators.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“The newest home of National Library and Opera at Faliron. Daily tours to botanical gardens, open air movies by the grass, canoeing and other activities. Ideal for families. Daily schedules at www.snfcc.org”
  • 153 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Temple of Olympian Zeus also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greek capital Athens. It was dedicated to "Olympian" Zeus, a name originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman period the temple -that included 104 colossal columns- was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world. The temple's glory was short-lived, as it fell into disuse after being pillaged during a barbarian invasion in 267 AD, just about a century after its completion. It was probably never repaired and was reduced to ruins thereafter. In the centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, it was extensively quarried for building materials to supply building projects elsewhere in the city. Despite this, a substantial part of the temple remains today, notably sixteen of the original gigantic columns, and it continues to be part of a very important archaeological site of Greece”
  • 138 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located on the northwest side of the Acropolis lies Ancient Agora. It is home to various monuments such as Stoa Poikile, Temple of Hephaestus, Mitroo, Tholos, Stoa of Attalos, Vouleftirion and the Altar of the Twelve Gods.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“If you start at the top of Syntagma Square and walk down the steps and past the fountain, at the bottom of the square is the beginning of Ermou Street, a paradise for those who live to shop. ”
  • 185 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Great viewpoint overlooking the city, nice walk up the hill, can access with a Funicular as well. ”
  • 196 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Head to Monastiraki district just under the Acropolis. Wander around the flea market and buy souvenirs and gifts for your friends.”
  • 177 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Also called the Hill of the Muses, Filopappou Hill – along with the hills of the Pnyx and the Nymphs – is a somewhat wild, pine-shaded spot that's good for a stroll, especially at sunset. The hill also gives some of the best vantage points for photographing the Acropolis, and views to the Saronic Gulf.The hill is identifiable by the Monument of Filopappos crowning its summit; it was built between AD 114 and 116 in honour of Julius Antiochus Filopappos, a prominent Roman consul and administrator. The marble-paved path, laid out in the 1950s by modernist architect Dimitris Pikionis, starts near the periptero (kiosk) on Dionysiou Areopagitou. After 250m, it passes the excellent Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris, which contains fine frescoes. There's a detour to Socrates' prison, and the main path leads to the Shrine of the Muses, cut into the rock face just below the top of the hill. Inhabited from prehistoric times to the post-Byzantine era, the area was, according to Plutarch, the area where Theseus and the Amazons did battle. In the 4th and 5th centuries BC, defensive fortifications – such as the Themistoclean wall and the Diateichisma – extended over the hill, and some of their remains are still visible.”
  • 135 locals recommend
Museum
“The Benaki Museum is one of the most interesting museums in the capital and has been open to the public since 1930. This historical and cultural museum shows the development of Greece through the ages. The collections include a plethora of exhibits that highlight the variety of cultures that have had a profound impact on the country. From Roman rule to Greek independence, the Benaki Museum gives you a great insight into Greek life and history.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Historic Site
“At the bottom of the sacred rock of the Acropolis lies one of the most historic theaters. It has hosted artists like Maria Callas, Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras etc. If you are lucky you can book tickets to attend a concert in this unique environment.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Historic Site
“ A symbol of the power, wealth and elevated culture of Athens. It was the largest and most lavish temple the Greek mainland had ever seen. Today, it is one of the most recognized buildings in the world and an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece.”
  • 97 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“fantastic decoration, good music.A very good option for coffee /food/wine espesially on cristmas days”
  • 71 locals recommend
Shoe Store
“Mc Arthur is a very big mall with a variety of shops . It is only 25 minutes away from Lavrio . There you can also find a small playground for children. It is a great idea to make shopping and have a nice day. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Ama Laxei on Kallidromiou is also a local favourite. With an outdoor courtyard that is always packed in the summer, as well as a vibrant indoor space, this historic spot is an essential Exarchia bucket list. Serving up a range of traditional Greek cuisine, the menu is a flawless mix of delicious meze and succulent meat plates. If you’re in a big group make sure to book in advance.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Bar
“Terrace all day bar with excellent view of the acropolis. 1” from our studios.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Café
“All day cafe with good savory and sweet pies. It is a very cozy place, a meeting point for locals in Plaka, the old town of Athens.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Kebab Restaurant
“Thanasis kebab is a traditional grill/restaurant where you can find the best souvlaki in Athens.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“For our vegetarian and vegan travelers this a place to go! Enjoy your coffee, a refreshing smoothie or try one of their mouthwatering dishes. All the ingredients are super fresh! My personal best is their delicious satori rolls (oven roasted eggplant rolls filled with metsovone, feta, graviera and tirokafteri cheese, fresh herbs and oven roasted tomato and basil sauce).”
  • 60 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“If you are looking for something a little more upscale to treat your significant other on a romantic date, be sure to book a table at 'Mani Mani' restaurant. This establishment was featured in the New York Times, and for good reason, as it has been rated 5* by over 1,300 satisfied customers. Serving traditional Greek food with a modern twist and using fresh ingredients mainly from the region of Mani in the Southern Peloponnese, this cozy kitchen is a great choice for good Greek food. Just keep in mind that on Sundays, they are open until 18:00.”
  • 48 locals recommend

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