The most beautiful backdrop
From far and wide, you can admire the ancient Acropolis which watches over the city from a huge limestone hill. Drenched in Greek sunshine during the day or lit up at night, the views are out of this world. Team this with distant sea vistas of the glittering Aegean, and what more could you want?
Athens boasts an abundance of rooftop cocktail bars, so whether it’s sweet sundowners you’re after or live DJ sets until the early hours, it has it all. Monastiraki and Psiri are your best bets for superclubs while Plaka is more about chilled-out, open-air tavernas where you can reflect on the day’s adventures over a pint of something ice-cold.
Go history hunting
Begin at the Acropolis where you’ll see the world-famous Parthenon ruins and get to visit the museum which houses hundreds of ancient treasures. Tick off impressive temples, grand squares and iconic sporting grounds along the way and you’ve got yourself a pretty busy day. Compile your sightseeing bucket list, throw on some comfy shoes, then get exploring!