Athens

One reason I love Athens is that it’s a city of contrasts.  It’s steeped in ancient history with fantastic ancient ruins, yet it is a creative, bustling modern capital that steps to its own beat.  For more than 2,500 years, this European metropolis has grown around its most significant and eternal landmark, the stunning Acropolis.  A must-see if it is your first time in the city.

While you’re here, live like a local and experience Athenian café culture, admire the views from rooftop bars, eat delicious Greek food, dance at traditional music clubs and stroll through historic neighborhoods.  The beach lined Athenian Riviera where the palm tree lined esplanades and open-air nightclubs showcase yet another face to Athenian living.

A Great Day Trip from Athens

If you are looking for a great day trip from Athens you can either take a road trip or hop on a ferry.  Here are my recommendations.

Best Athens Hotels with a View

If you’re looking for an Athens hotel with a view, here’s a list of the best options for any budget.

Visit the National Gardens, Athens and Central Park, NYC

Parks are often a sight to see when exploring a city.  Here’s a comparison of two urban parks I love: the National Gardens and Central Park.

Best Walking Tours in Athens

The best walking tours in Athens bring out the many “souls” of the Greek capital. There are food, photography, history, street art and nightlife adventures to plan for and much more.

25 Free Things to Do in Athens

From museums, ancient sights to local performances, there are many free things to do in Athens to suit any type of traveler.

Horse Riding in Athens: Kouvaras Equestrian Club

Love the thought of horse riding in Athens? Plan for a family day trip at the Kouvaras Equestrian Club.

Greek Sunday Lunch: Atrium at the Herodion

For a Greek Sunday lunch worth lingering over, head to the Atrium at the Herodion Hotel.

Alternative Athens Street Art Tour

The Alternative Athens Street Art Tour gives incredible insight into the Greek capital’s booming identity as a street art mecca in Europe.

Free Museums in Athens

While visiting the Greek capital, you can take time out to visit the free museums in Athens. You can also visit Athens’ best museums during free admission days.

Top 10 Wine Bars in Athens

At the wine bars in Athens, get a taste of one the oldest wine cultures in the world and the capital’s modern yet laid back vibe.