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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Temple of Poseidon

    Trip through history
    The Temple of Poseidon lies on Cape Sounion at the southernmost end of the Attica peninsula about 75 km away from Athens. Particularly impressive are the remains of this temple where in former times seafarers supplicated the sea god. The trip here is well worth your while. Here, you’re far from the hustle and bustle of the city, and you can enjoy a fantastic view of the nearby islands. Especially the sunsets are beautiful here.
    Cape Sounion
    Athens
  • Kolonaki Square

    Chic meeting place
    The Kolonaki neighbourhood with its classical city palaces and the ornamental Vassilissis Sofias Avenue is a true feast for the eyes. At the centre of this district is Kolonaki Square. The Square is seamed in with classy boutiques, shopping centres, restaurants, cafés, and bars. Here you’ll find everything that’s chic and expensive. The Square and the streets around are a meeting place and upscale shopping mile.
    On the south slope of Mount Lycabettus
  • Piraeus

    Off to the port
    Although the port city Piraeus does not belong to Athens, it does serve this metropolis as a key port. It is about ten kilometres from the Athens city centre. It provides berths for most of the ships and ferries heading for the Greek islands. And if you’re not planning on continuing your journey to one of the islands, you can take a cosy seat at one of the nice tavernas and watch the goings on. The sunset alone is well worth it.
    The no. 16 or 17 bus to the port
    athensinfoguide.com
  • Acropolis

    Landmark
    The Acropolis is a must on every visitor’s itinerary. This and the neighbouring Parthenon are the city landmarks and over 3000 years old. An acropolis is a citadel built on the highest elevation of a city. There are several of these in Greece. The Athens Acropolis, however, is the most eyecatching and undoubtedly the most famous. The fatiguing ascent is more than rewarded by the breathtaking panoramic view of the Greek capital city.
  • Pláka

    For a leisurly stroll
    One of the oldest neighbourhoods of Athens, Pláka lies at the foot of the Acropolis. Although you’ll find here an unbroken chain of souvenir shops, street singers out-trilling each other, and bracelet sellers on every corner, Pláka still possesses a lot of its original charm. Not only that, this neighbourhood is car free. It’s worth your while to take a break here and drink a coffee or ouzo.
    Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos Street
    10556 Athens
  • Mastiha Shop

    Natural cosmetics
    Medical and therapeutic properties have been ascribed to the resin of the mastic tree since time immemorial. Born of an initiative by the Gum Mastic Growers Association on Chios, this chain of shops has undertaken to market a wide range of products containing mastic, like biscuits, mustard, tea, honey, chocolate, liqueur, and chewing gum. On top, organic cosmetics are also available with mastic.

    Panepistimiou Street 6 & Criezotou Street
    Athens 105 64
    +30 210 363 2750
    mastihashop.com
  • Korres Athens

    Organic care and cosmetic products
    This line originated in the sixties. In 1988, George Korres and his team came across this and enriched the line with his knowhow. Korres has long made a name for himself far beyond the national borders. Also celebrities are mad about his organic care products. Face and body lotions, shampoos, scents, organic oils, and sunscreen articles – the range is constantly being expanded. His «Wild Rose 24-Hour Cream» is now a world bestseller.
    The Mall Athens
    A. Papandreou Street 35
    Athens
    korres.com
  • Benaki Museum Shop

    Artistic
    An impressive range of art books, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, and wooden toys. So, if you’re willing to splash out a few more euros on some handcrafted article, you’ll find here souvenirs with style. Particularly appealing are the colourful cushions embroidered with traditional motifs. The Benaki Museum is one of the best addresses in Athens with its impressive collection of icons, antiques, ethnic art, and city history.
    Koumpari 1
    Athens
    +30 210 3671000
    benaki.gr
  • Forget Me Not

    Unique souvenirs
    Sick and tired of run-of-the-mill souvenirs for your loved ones back home? The Forget Me Not's concept make it stand out from the dreary souvenir shop scene. Its product range is sourced exclusively from young, Greek designers. Stocking everything from accessories to crockery, from clothes to music, as well as all kinds of gadgets, it has everything that a souvenir hunter could ever wish for.
    100, Adrianou Str. Plaka
    Athens 10558
    +30 210 3253740
    forgetmenot.gr
  • Bettina

    Designer fashion
    «Today, the word «luxury» is a verb,» claims Meletis Koropoulis, «an active word. Luxury is something subjective that varies greatly from person to person.» In his two storey boutique, the Athenian accordingly sells select works from designers like Junya Watanabe, Raf Simons, Gaspard Yurkievich, and Angelos Frentzos. For fashion victims of character, and people wanting to take home with them a wearable souvenir.
    Anagnostopoulou 29 & Pindarou 40
    Athens 106 73
    +30 210 339 2094
    bettina.com
  • Attika City Link

    The Harrods of Athens
    Attika is the largest fashion chain store in Greece, and some even call it the Harrods of Athens. The flagship store is located inside a listed, neoclassical building close to Syntagma Square in the city centre. It stocks more than 850 designer brands, such as Burberry and Hugo Boss. There is a wide selection of women's, men's and children's clothing, as well as shoes, cosmetics and accessories.
    Panepistimiou 9
    Syntagma, Athens
    +302111802600
    attica.gr
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum

    Ancient Greece
    The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece, and one of the world’s most important museums for ancient Greek art. Founded towards the end of the 19th century, it exhibits ancient works from all over Greece. Special exhibitions regularly take their place beside the permanent collection. So if you want to take a journey into antiquity, this is the place for you.
    44 Patission Street
    Athens 10682
    +30 213 214 4890
    namuseum.gr
  • Acropolis Museum

    Historic
    The ceremonial inauguration of the new Acropolis Museum was a long held dream come true. For the first time, all 4000 exhibits can now find a dignified place on the 14,000 square metres of exhibition space on the holy Acropolis hill. After nearly six years of construction, this top tourist attraction positively projects itself out of the city district, presenting deliberately an outside of plain concrete, steel, and lots of glass, on the inside a large number of architectural refinements. The Swiss planner Bernard Tschumi erected the €130m building on ninety columns, and glass floors provide an insight into the archaeological finds and the floors above. The highlight is the slightly rotated glass box with parts of the Parthenon frieze, within eyeshot of the Parthenon.
    Makrygianni, Metro station: Acropolis
    +30 210 924 1043
    theacropolismuseum.gr

LOCAL TIP

Six D.o.g.s is an urban oasis at the heart of the throbbing city. This place isn’t too easy to find, but it’s worth the trouble finding it. Ensconced between high blocks of flats is a unique terrace. Here you’ll find relaxation among the trees, you can listen to music full of feeling, and refresh yourself with homemade lemonade. And if you’re lucky, you may come across an art exhibition or a jazz concert.

Greg
Six D.o.g.s
Six D.o.g.s
6–8 Avramiotou Street
Athens
sixdogs.gr