A Fabulous Week in Athens
You have Athens at your feet for one week. Free to learn, shop, explore, discover, eat, drink and dance the night away, if you feel like it. Here are some suggestions on how we would love to spend our week if we had the free time to enjoy it without a care ...
MONDAY: Sightsee walk around Sintagma; take a walk around Kolonaki and Voukourestiou Streets; in the evening enjoy a cocktail at one of the square's hotel rooftop bars or take the cable car up to Lycabettus Hill.
Tip: Stores (except for malls and department stores) are open today until 15:30.
TUESDAY: Explore the historic centre and the Acropolis. Visit the New Acropolis Museum. Walk, eat and shop around Plaka, Thisio and Monastiraki.
Tip: Stores are open today until 21:00.
WEDNESDAY: Take a breather from the city and head to the Attica Coastline and/or Sounion.
Tip: Stores (except for malls and department stores) today are open until 15:30.
THURSDAY: Visit the National Archaeological Museum, or museum hop along Vassilissis Sofias Ave., relax with a leisurely stroll through the National Gardens, enjoy a light lunch at one if the museum cafes.
Tip: Stores are open today until 20:30.
FRIDAT: Visit the industrial and artsy part of Athens: Gazi, Kerameikos and Psiri. Take in a virtual reality show at the Foundation of the Hellenic World, check out the latest contemporary exhibit at the Benaki Museum Pireos Annex. And in the evening, enjoy one the many nightlife and dining options in Gazi and/or Psiri.
Tip: Stores today are open until 20:30.
SATURDAY: Saturdays were made for shopping. We could spend the entire day at the malls in Marousi and stores in Kifissia trying on dozens of outfits for a night out on the town which, in the summer, is likely to be somewhere on the coastline and, in the winter, in Gazi or Kolonaki.
SUNDAY: After a leisurely morning coffee in Kolonaki square, we like to head out to the Monastiraki flea market for some fine antique browsing and shopping, keeping in mind that afterwards we plan to join our friends for a long Greek lunch nearby in Avissinia Square or in Microlimano or Marina Zeas in Pireaus.