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Athens Travel Secrets

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What’s the cheapest way to enjoy this city at night?

It’s a good idea to use the subway. It can take you to all the cool places (Gazi, Agias Eirinis Square, Kiritsi Square, Kolonaki, Exarhia etc.) and it’s way too cheap.
If dinner is on your mind, visit Nikis str. near Syntagma Square, for cheap and great Asian food. And if you’re going for drinks, Kolokotroni str. features some awesome bars!

And all these are reachable by subway 😉

What’s your favorite restaurant here? What’s so special about it?

I love “Osteria di Claudio” (http://www.osteriadaclaudio.com/) for the most authentic Italian in town, “Red Elephant” (http://www.redelephantathens.gr/) for the most delicious and cheapest Indian in town and “Moorings” (http://www.moorings.gr/) for gourmet sea food with great view to the sea!

What’s your favorite thing to do on a warm Sunday morning in this city?

Going to the beach is my favorite Sunday activity in the summer. I like Varkiza beach better. In the winter, I enjoy hiking our mountains, Ymittos and Parnitha!

What were some of the hidden gems in that city? Why?

The diver’s bar. It’s located on a rock on the waterfront. It doesn’t even have a name and if you don’t know exactly where it is, you can find it. The cocktails are not great and there’s no toilet, but it’s the coolest place in town: people are sitting on the rocks, enjoy ambient music, savour the sunset and the sound of the waves.

Anything else you want to add?

BEST TIME TO VISIT
Summer, and the head on to the islands. Spring, and enjoy everything the city has to offer: open-air cinemas and bars with views to the stars…

BEST PLACES FOR A WALK
Anafiotika, Plaka, Faliro, Kifisia.

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What’s the cheapest way to enjoy this city at night?

Definitely one of the city’s open air cinemas, that offer a unique experience to movie lovers during the summer for around 7 euro. Nothing like a starry sky and the fragrance of jasmine in the air while watching a good film! I recommend ‘Thisio’ which was established in 1935 and is near the Acropolis.

What’s your favorite restaurant here? What’s so special about it?

Any taverna in the old quarter of Athens called Plaka, and particularly the tavernas near the Aerides monument that are set on either side of flights of stairs, on the Acropolis foothills. These also offer the chance to eat on a sunny terrace. They are very picturesque, the atmosphere of a bygone era is intense, the view is spectacular and the food is fantastic.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a warm Sunday morning in this city?

A visit to the National Gardens that are adjacent to Syntagma (Constitution Square). I love sitting at the duck pond eating ‘koulouri’ – the sesame bagel that’s sold in the streets all over the city. There’s also a mini zoo but the best thing about it is the serenity of the place; hard to believe it’s in the middle of a big city. I always combine this visit with a stroll around Zapeion and Plaka.

What were some of the hidden gems in that city? Why?

All the tourists seem to want to climb the Acropolis Hill to visit the infamous monument and of course that’s understandable, but somehow, I think a visit to the opposite Philopappos Hill is even better. The view from there is out of this world! I’ve also found a few hidden gems among the lesser known city museums, such as The War museum and The National Gallery that are near each other and can be both visited easily on the same day.

Anything else you want to add?

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