In Athens modernism and antiquity mingle unfolding, picturesque tavernas cafes and bars , grandiose avenues, mystical ruins and buildings , ancient temples and a splendid hill dominated by the famed acropolis.
What to do:
Stroll through the Plaka the Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill where the Acropolis stands. Day or night, this is where you’ll find the shops, restaurants and markets, as well as some of Athens’ Greek and Roman historical sites.
Dive into history and explore the temple of Hephaestus, the Acropolis, the Parthenon the museum of the Acropolis and the Agora.
Step back in time and discover the theatre’’ the Odeum of Herodes Atticus’’.
Shop for souvenirs at Monastiraki a huge flea market.
Meander through the upscale Glyfada with its upmarket cafes, well-known restaurants, boutiques and cosmopolitan beaches. The area is home to many of Greece’s millionaires, ministers and celebrities
Look up for McArthurGlen Designer Outlet housing many designer’s boutiques and well-known brands for discounted prices.
A whitewashed paradise, cosmopolitan and glamorous where quaint windmills stand still on the hill and cobblestone shopping streets are lined with brand name stores, charming cafés and stylish restaurants.
What to do:
Watch the ardent sunset over the sea from the little Venice, a picturesque district with colorful tiny houses.
Swim at the famous beaches Psarou, Elia and Paradise.
Meander through the beachfronts and meet the pelicans which happen to be the mascots of the island.
Head to the upscale Nammos beach where you can eat at the fancy restaurant, swim in the calm limpid waters get your nails done and shop at the luxurious Luisa Boutique.
Some good addresses to visit for shopping:
The “curiosity shop” an authentic vintage shop selling designer handbags, accessories and natural stone jewelries.
Love boutique where you can find brands like lollipops.
A volcanic land with vast vineyards; whitewashed cliff-top towns dominated by castles affording amazing views of the deep blue Aegean sea and beaches with white, red , black sand or volcanic pebbles.
What to do:
Visit the Volcano and the ancient Thera including remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
Enjoy the splendid view of the Caldera from the enchanting lighthouse.
Swim at Perissa beach a black sandy shore.
Mov and May is a fashion spot selling branded men’s and women’s clothes of well-known fashion houses (Just Cavalli, Versace, Galiano, Alberta Ferreti, Pinko, Nolita, Cinema, Fred, Perry, Jlo), along with some fantastic accessories and beachwear pieces by famous designers (Emano, Heid Klein, Melissa)
Shop at Matoyianni Street full of souvenir shops and designer boutiques.
Sample the exceptional wines produced from grapes grown in the volcanic soil, the white eggplants and “hloró tyrí” a superb goat cheese.