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Things to do in Decentralized Administration of Attica

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.
Neighborhood
“The fully preserved temple of Hephaestus is a must see and the area is full of places to have a coffee a refreshment or something to eat, with stunning views of the Acropolis.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Artisan accessories, exotic spice bazaars, and bohemian cafe-bars, they’re all part of the village vibe of this must-see neighborhood. Just make sure you go hungry. source: www.thisisathens.org”
  • 110 locals recommend
Plaza
“The famous square that has hosted many events over the years including most political rallies and protests. The metro station is underground in Syntagma Square so you can travel to and from there by train. There is a great cafe in the square also.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Landmark
“The Ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, built during 444–440 BC, is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. It is perched above the sea at a height of almost 60 metres (200 ft)”
  • 122 locals recommend
Historic Site
“From opera divas to tenors, the world’s best performers have appeared on Athens’ most majestic stage One of the legendary sites that sits beneath the slopes of the Acropolis on the southwest side, is the stunning open-air theatre, Odeon of Herodes Atticus. When Pausanias, the Greek traveller and geographer from the second century AD, visited Athens during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, he described the Odeon theatre as “the finest building of its type”.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) began its operation in 2000. Its permanent home is the former Fix brewery on Syngrou Ave., the reconstruction of which was completed in 2014. The building occupies 18.142 sqm. on a 3.123 sqm surface.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
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“My favorite place. Nice cocktails interesting place with a big garden. Electronica progressive house and ambient.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Plaza
“Stylish Kolonaki is a hub for upscale shopping, where international labels and Greek designer boutiques share space with sleek concept stores and galleries. Mid-range and fine dining restaurants offer global cuisines as well as modern takes on Greek cooking, and trendy bars have live jazz or DJs. Trails and a funicular railway lead to the summit of Mt. Lycabettus, with panoramic views and the Agios Georgios chapel.”
  • 99 locals recommend
History Museum
“ The museum houses a notable collection of artifacts of Cycladic art and occasional exhibitions. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Erotic, nostalgic, romantic, loving, warm and lively. A place with a unique aesthetic.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Enjoy a west seaside sunset view walk next to a fantastic village of shops, bars, restaurants and a summer open cinema venue, watching the Greek and foreign elite enjoying their super luxurious yachts”
  • 87 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is one of the largest shopping and leisure centers in Southeastern Europe and there you will find everything you need in terms of shopping, eating, cinema etc. Also available inside the mall are supermarkets and ATM's. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Anafiotika (Greek: Αναφιώτικα) is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of the old historical neighborhood called Plaka. It lies in northerneast side of the Acropolis hill. The first houses were built in the era of Otto of Greece, when workers from the island of Anafi came to Athens in order to work as construction workers in the refurbishment of King Othon Palace.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Building
“The most elegant department store in Athens. If you search for designers clothes you should come by this store.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Attica Zoological Park 6 min. By car 2.5km The Attica Zoological Park is the only zoo in Greece, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors of all ages, every year, from all over the country. The Attica Zoological Park was initially founded as a bird park in May 2000, hosting the world’s third largest collection of birds (1,100 birds from 300 different species). Striving to combine entertainment with education, it now offers visitors a unique journey to the five continents, through the lives of more than 1800 animals from 300 species, such as lions, Asian elephants, giraffes, monkeys, bears, penguins, parrots, dolphins and many more, in an area of over 20 hectares.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“One of the best destinations in the end of an active day : great cocktails and lots of fun!”
  • 81 locals recommend