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A local’s guide

Athens is quite big with many charming corners, crowned by its distinct ancient past and the remaining neoclassical buildings in an awe-inspiring amalgam of intriguing urban images that blend with the past glory. In this sea of do's and don'ts, we offer a brief guide regarding your stay in Athens. Our bucket list doesn’t excommunicate the tourist places nor praises those that are considered "local hangouts"; they are our cherry-picked destinations to take in Athens unique ambiance.
Start your day from Syntagma square. The area offers easy access to all of the city’s points of interest. While there, you can stroll around the Greek Parliament House, go for a walk to the National Garden and to the Zappeion area to respite from the urban concrete scenery. Then head down to the Ermou Street where you can indulge in its astonishing array of shops. Follow Ermou all the way down; it will lead you to the Monastiraki district where there are many archaeological sites to admire amid a shopping extravaganza.
Next to Monastiraki lies the neighborhood of Psiri. The area brims with cafe and bars where you can unwind in a relaxing ambiance. There the setting is quite different, as the edifices are filled with gratifies that adorn the barren urban scenery. At night, the neighborhood provides the visitors with intense nightlife.
Nearby lies the quaint neighborhood of Thiseio. Open-air archaeological sites and cafes dot the paved Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. From there you can admire the ever-imposing Acropolis or climb all the way on top, to see Parthenon standing tall above Athens.
Then, head to Koukouki or Petralona. Both districts are quite picturesque and peaceful, offering many tavernas to taste local delicacies.
Write the most refreshing epilogue of your day with a tipple in our hospitable hotel grounds!
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