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


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.


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.

First Cemetery & Commonwealth War Cemetery

This site houses a museum with the most extensive collection of funereal artifacts in Greece

Europe’s second oldest distillery

Cine Paris. Together with Cine Thission, the most celebrated outdoor cinema of Athens.

Located on the coastal avenue, close to the Alimos marina

Exceptionally classy and respectable

Minimal ambience, fish and seafood experts

Peaceful garden and wide selection of distinctive wines


The new alternative meeting point for the ever-wandering youth


The place to be, assuming you don’t have a problem when music gets noisy

The most glamorous clothes from famous exclusive brands like Topshop, Dries Van Noten, Marni

A team of young designers who have used humour and irony to take the awkwardness out of traditional Greek souvenirs