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I have never been to Greece in winter and I was considering it. I found this video - it was very informative! Thought I'd share:

Athens in the winter can be pretty great! It's a lovely city year round, and I find the weather to be really pleasant. Here are some things we can do in the winter in Athens.

Explore the Acropolis and Ancient Agora

The Acropolis, a must-see when in Athens, is a great site to visit even during the winter months. It's pretty great in the winter! With fewer tourists, you can enjoy the stunning views of the city without the crowds and you can really get ore out of the experience.

The Ancient Agora is another historical area worth exploring, with its impressive ruins and ancient temples. Winter visitors will enjoy wandering around these ancient sites without the intense heat that often comes during the summer months.

Enjoy One of the Many Athenian Cafes

In Athens, especially during the winter months, you’ll find a plethora of cozy cafes serving warm drinks and Greek delicacies. Whether it's in a cafe in the bustling neighborhood of Psirri or a quaint spot tucked away in the depths of Plaka, visitors can warm up and relax with a cup of hot coffee and some delicious food The perfect way to recharge during your Athens adventure.

Visit the National Archaeological Museum

I love this museum so much! The National Archaeological Museum is one of the most prominent museums in Athens, and a top attraction to visit during the winter months. With an extensive collection of ancient Greek art and artefacts, the museum is a treasure trove of Greek history. Exploring the museum on colder days can be a delightful break from the chilly weather outside, with indoor heating making the visit more comfortable.

Take a Walk in the National Garden:

It's so pleasant to walk in Athens in the winter. The National Garden is a tranquil retreat in the heart of Athens city center, a perfect spot to connect with nature. Winter visitors can enjoy stunning views of the garden’s flora and fauna and stop for tea or coffee at the garden’s on-site cafe. It’s a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city streets and an opportunity to get some fresh air.

Explore the Various Neighborhoods

Winter is the perfect time to explore neighborhoods throughout the city, taking time to discover Athenian culture and its unique charm. The Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psirri neighborhoods offer a great combination of cafes, bars, and restaurants, with beautiful scenery and historic landmarks. Walking through the city's streets and exploring each neighborhood is an enjoyable way to get to know Athens, especially in the winter months.
This is all great advice! I absolutely adore walking through the neighborhoods and through the National Garden. And you're right, there's no reason why the restaurants and cafes would be closed!

It seems, too, that if I wanted to do something touristy, like go to the Parthenon, that it could be good to do it in the winter.

Unique Photo Spots in Athens?

I will be traveling to Athens this year in the spring. What are some great photo spots throughout the city? Aside from what inspires me?

I have a bad habit of forgetting to take pics while away and I come back from the vacation with a random collection. This time, I want to do some advanced planning. Some of my ideas:

- Parthenon/ Acropolis - A shot with people and the Parthenon in the background
- Food photos - plenty of shots with people - and table shots - and of myself - eating the delicious food
- Monastiraki - This place is full of life - there could be some great candid shots

Do you guys have any ideas?

This is what Athens looks like today!!

Athens air unhealthy as my friends informed me!

What I love about visiting Athens

I am planning another trip to Greece and plan to go to Athens. I have been so many times! I thought I would share with you what I love about it.

  • The Acropolis: Standing majestically above the city, the Acropolis is an iconic symbol of ancient Greece. The Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Temple of Athena Nike are awe-inspiring examples of classical architecture.
  • Plaka District: Wandering through the narrow streets of Plaka feels like stepping back in time. This charming neighborhood is filled with neoclassical buildings, quaint cafes, and souvenir shops.
  • Sunset at Lycabettus Hill: Watching the sunset from Lycabettus Hill offers panoramic views of the city and the Aegean Sea. It's a magical experience, especially when accompanied by live music at the hilltop chapel.
  • Monastiraki Flea Market: Bargain hunting at Monastiraki Flea Market is a must-do in Athens. You can find everything from antiques and handmade crafts to clothing and jewelry.
  • Street Art in Exarchia: The Exarchia neighborhood is known for its vibrant street art scene. Exploring its graffiti-covered streets is like visiting an open-air art gallery filled with political statements and creative expressions.
To those of you who have been to Athens, what do you love about it? I am looking for ideas!


Athens Nightlife Questions

I'm currently planning a trip to Athens, Greece, and I've heard so much about the nightlife there. I know that there is great nightlife here, I've just never done it.

Given the vast array of options, I'm reaching out to this community for personal recommendations and insights. What are your favorite nightlife spots in Athens? I'm interested in hearing about places that offer unique experiences, whether it's a bar, club, etc.

If you've had an unforgettable night out in Athens, please share:
  • Name of the place
  • What makes it stand out (music, drinks, crowd, view, etc.)
  • Any tips for newcomers (like dress code)
Also, if there are any must-know cultural etiquettes or tips for enjoying Athens' nightlife responsibly, I'd appreciate learning about those as well.

Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences!

Best shopping in Athens?

I'm planning a trip to Athens and I'm a bit of a shopaholic. I want to make the most of my time there and experience the best shopping the city has to offer.

From what I've heard, Athens is a treasure trove of markets, boutiques, and shops - but I'd really appreciate some local or experienced insights.

Could anyone recommend:
  • The best areas for unique, local finds?
  • Any specific stores known for quality Greek goods?
  • Tips for navigating the markets?
I've only done historical things in Athens and visited friends. I have never taken the time to shop, but I will have plenty of time in Athens over the summer.
Share and discuss your Athens photos, questions and experiences!

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