Athens is a city filled with treasures, ready to be explored. All travelers find themselves in a sweet conundrum, as to which neighborhoods in Athens are worth discovering first. Should they start at the historic city center and just go with the flow? Or maybe they should follow their instinct and simply wander off using the Metro. This is an endless dilemma to those seeking the ultimate destination and city tours that will leave them 100% satisfied in their travels. And Athens is bound to offer that feeling of absolute satisfaction, although with a constant craving for more.
But where should you start? Well that depends entirely on you and the exact days you wish to spend in Athens. If you are just visiting the Greek capital in between your mainland explorations or while island hopping, then it is just enough room for the basics and a couple of city gems. There is always time to visit the Acropolis…And if there is no time, then we strongly suggest that you make time! And leisurely strolls at the neighborhoods of Plaka and Anafiotika are just what you need. Taking in the unique character of an era far away from this one…An era where romance overflew and innocence made everything lovelier.
Kolonaki is a district that should make it to your list, especially if you are keen on shopping and entertainment. Day or night, you will find yourself surrounded by trendy locals and fashion icons, jet setters and celebrities of all sorts. They drink their coffee or cocktails, mimosas and grab a bite before heading out to the clubs nearby. Or else they shop, staying ahead of the trends obviously!
Mets is another wonderful option for those wishing to squeeze enough in their prompt Athens visit. One of the loveliest neighborhoods in Athens, Mets resembles Montmartre and offers a glimpse at a different time in the city. There are small cafés and street art to take photos of. Then, Koukaki and Petralona (both Ano Petralona and Kato Petralona, meaning Upper and Lower) provide you with exceptional settings for your tours. Whether you are a history buff or an adventurer in pursuit of unique urban experiences, you are in for a treat!
Discovering Athens is like revealing the secrets of a beautiful Hollywood diva. Just when you feel like she has unveiled another mystery to you, you instantly get hooked on the next secret. A secret that will haunt you and leave you craving for more…Exactly like an eternal lover, in search of the ultimate revelation…Neighborhoods in Athens are waiting, inviting you to know more about them. Shall we?