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.

A monument in honour of the founder of the nearby Theatre of Dionysus

National Library, Athens Academy, Athens University

Europe’s second oldest distillery

In a self-service joint that goes by the name of Kokkinos Lotos.

The hotel is an ideal base for exploring the town 

Caters to a youthful, no-budget, adventurous clientele

Long and rich tradition in sweets

Chic All Day Café Bar and Staple Hangout Spot in Ilioupoli

Bar

Open till dawn, with groovy music

Bar

Exotic cocktails at the rooftop bar

The atmosphere tranports you straight to Tanino Crisi’s store in Florence