Your ultimate guide to Greece

The best things to do selected by the Athens Voice team

Point Α © Christos Drazos

Athens summer “observatories” rest on the city’s flat-top buildings; hideaways ensconced in the embrace of the evening summer breeze.

Foustanella, the traditional pleated kilt of Greece

Where to buy fresh produce

The new talk of the town is right beneath the Acropolis and 5´ away from the city center.

The most common offensive verbal abuse in Greek

Classy venues for great spectacles

Vasilis Kallidis is well known to those that follow food in Greec

And where to taste their cuisine

One of the most famous monuments in the world

A time travel to the everyday life, art, practices and customs of the Byzantine and Medieval periods of Greece

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

Every Friday afternoon you will come upon an impressive sight outside Thissio Metro station: hund

Close to all the archaelogical sites and also the shopping district of Ermou

Located on the coastal avenue, close to the Alimos marina

Huge variety of wine from, plus live music and other surprises

Original Bavarian delicatessen and, of course, lots of beer


Vibrant all-day bar, with historically informed decorations


A favourite place for down-townies in search of cold beer

Practically all about home, in this “historic” Athenian store. 

Modern boutique with a huge variety of clothes