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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 consist of the most precious elements of Acropolis monument.”
  • 448 locals recommend
Hill
“You have to go to Acropolis every time you visit Athens, because The Acropolis of the fifth century BC is the most accurate reflection of the splendour, power and wealth of Athens at its greatest peak, the golden age of Perikles.”
  • 362 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the greatest museums in the world, that encompasses the glory of the ancient world. And it’s right next door.”
  • 272 locals recommend
Park
“The National Garden is a public park of 15.5 hectares in the center of the Greek capital, Athens. It is located between the districts of Kolonaki and Pangrati, directly behind the Greek Parliament”
  • 283 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The most historical neighborhood of Athens! Nice for taking a walk, for enjoying your coffee, for eating Greek souvlaki and buying nice souvenirs for your friends back home!”
  • 306 locals recommend
Track Stadium
“The Panathenaic Stadium is 40' away by car, you can visit the same day with Acropolis, in the center of Athens.”
  • 230 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. ”
  • 180 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“The Cultural Center and its gardens is one of the city’s newest cultural hot spots.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Historic Site
“They are known as the columns of Olympian Zeus, but they relate to the remains of a majestic temple in honor of Zeus. The temple was the largest in ancient Greece and was completed after a long adventure by Andrianos. Of the 114 columns today 15 are saved. The space is clean with proper supervision and fills you with a positive aura. From many parts of the site one can see the Acropolis with the Parthenon and one view of the Andrian Gate. Prefer hours without strong sun.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“A lot of local shops with souvenirs, perfect restaurants to taste greek dishes.”
  • 185 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece at 300 meters above sea level. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant”
  • 195 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The fully preserved temple of Hephaestus is a must see as well as the whole area of the ancient market of Athens”
  • 111 locals recommend
Museum
“The Benaki Museum is a great place to unfold in front of your eyes the whole history of the Greeks. Exceptional chronological exhibits arranged on three floors. The representation of the Kozani mansions is particularly impressive. The visit is sure to be unforgettable. Stunning collections, ticket only € 8, great cafeteria and restaurant and gift shop for your souvenirs”
  • 153 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Views of Athens & the Acropolis attract hikers to this small peak with an ancient monument.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Plaza
“This is the place where local and tourist meet. You can find all your heart's desire while walking through the flea market situated around Monasteraki metro station.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron”
  • 91 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“Erotic, nostalgic, romantic, loving, warm and lively. A place with a unique aesthetic.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Shoe Store
“ McARTHUR GLEN ATHENS 7min. By car 3km Designer Outlet With more than 110 stores, cafés and restaurants, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Athens is the first Designer Outlet in Greece, where you can find your favourite labels with price reductions from 35 - 70% less, all year round. Easy to reach from Athens and Athens International Airport, our Designer Outlet offers endless entertainment, from upscale restaurants and bars, and entertaining events throughout the year.”
  • 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.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bar
“You could taste special cocktail, delicious food and don't forget the best dessert... All this with a great view to Acropoli”
  • 55 locals recommend
Kebab Restaurant
“The kebab is known as an Eastern food tradition. Trust me Greeks cook it and they do it great. A great cheap lunch that is something that you must taste. And is it is located in monastoraki area of Athens that you can enjoying shopping sightseeing and art galleries. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Arrivals at 2300 till 0700 in the morning. Lighted rock on the sea the most dais nightclub of summer Athens located at Varkiza, your nightlife drinks destination with a Mykonian flair.”
  • 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.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Great vegetarian and vegan restaurant. We usually go for lunch. Everything on the menu is yummy! ”
  • 61 locals recommend

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