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Athens has some great nightlife!! There are so many options to choose from, and it really depends on what you're looking for. My personal favourites are rooftop bars that overlook the Parthenon, you can find most of these in Thissio. But many local Athenians would say that these spots are very touristy and not as fun Exarchia and Gazi for example. If you're interested in going to bars that are by the beach, but still pretty close to the city I recommend Gylfada. Psiri it's also a very trendy neighbourhood that is popular amongst the locals! Try them out and let me know what you think!


Rooftop bars are definitely a favorite of mine in Athens. Besides Thissio, Exarchia, and Gazi, does anyone know any others? For the next time I am in Athens?
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Thisseio is pretty touristy but the views are great, so I like to go from time to time.
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Rooftop bars are definitely a favorite of mine in Athens. Besides Thissio, Exarchia, and Gazi, does anyone know any others? For the next time I am in Athens?
Check Monastiraki square. Rooftop bars of "360 Degrees" and "A for Athens" are my favorites.
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I can make some suggestions in Exarcheia because I know that area better.

For a while my favourite cocktail bar was Revolt Street Bar on Koletti but more recently I have been going to the bar next door called Sepia. The owner is a little bit more down to earth and the cocktails are STRONG!

A little bit further up on Emmanouil Benaki street, between Andrea Metaxa and Arachovis are a number of bistro bars where you can get raki, rakoumelo and all the other Greek spirits. I have been known to get paralytic at Tzeremes on the odd occassion!

Valtetsiou also has quite a few more up market bistro bars that are open earlier in the day and are great to relax at, read a book, do some writing and watch the world go by. Chartes is a popular one and I do frequent that from time to time.

There are lots of other bars that are even more popular but Exarcheia is all about walking around and discovering as many local bars are not even on social media.
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These are all some great suggestions, thank you so much! I love the idea of walking around Exarcheia and checking out the other suggestions, as well. Thanks again for your input.
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Researching the Temple of Poseidon

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