Your ultimate guide to Greece

The best things to do selected by the Athens Voice team

The garden of the Presidential Mansion

© Eurokinissi 

Go through the black gate and experience the atmosphere of a bygone era

Bazeos Tower, Naxos.

Throughout its long history, Naxos Festival has maintained its orientation towar

Beach.

5 organised beaches to take a dive before the summer holidays

A boy relaxes on the beach.

7 free-entrance beaches to take a dive before the summer holidays

Summer in Athens.

Summer in Athens is in the mood for old-style taverns, coffee shops, fresh fish, ice cream and popcorn in open-air cinemas

Greek food

Athens has generated a vibrant dine-out urban culture that proudly exhibits the country’s lavish

So much more than just retsina. How to impress your friends.

Baklava.

A sweet philosophy of scented creams, crispy crusts and intriguing toppings

Whatever your shopping tastes and needs, in Athens you’ll find everything money can buy.

Its permanent collection with more than 40,000 items offers a timeline of Greek history

Nearly 3,000 paintings from leading 19th and 20th century Greek artists

Perhaps the best ginger ale in Athens, made of lemon juice, natural lemon oil, ginger in crumbs,

Europe’s second oldest distillery

Outstanding interiors and unusual custom-made furniture

By far one of the best roof gardens in Athens

Plain and simple space with an “intellectual” touch

Wines from Greek producers, good prices and tasty side-dishes

Bar

Playful tone with rock/funk tunes

Bar

Yummy food and freestyle music till early next morning

Famously low prices, combined with a quality, modern, minimal design

Long experience in bathroom designing  from one of the biggest and oldest companies in the field