NIGHT WONDERS

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STARGAZING

Gaze at the illuminated Temple of Olympian Zeus or head towards Sounion – Poseidon, constellations, ancient temples, moon, planets and the deep blue Greek sky will take your breath away. Who said that the Athenian monuments are less impressive at night?

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THE ATHENIAN SKYLINE

Drink in the Athenian Skyline at a rooftop bar. Sign the closure of a perfect day while enjoying the finest wines at a rooftop bar of a five-star hotel. The expert bartenders will take good care of you while you immerse yourself in a stargazing experience. Breathing the fresh air is the best way to get away from it all.

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COCKTAIL BARS

Experience Athens’s latest trend. Lately a new crop of stylish cocktail bars have opened in Athens that give both locals and visitors the chance to try out some great exotic flavours. Let the expert bartenders take good care of you while you immerse yourself in a truly fascinating tasting experience.

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ANCIENT THEATERS

Can you think of a better way to overcome the Sundays blues than attending a concert at an ancient theatre? Walk on Dionysiou Areopagitou, the main pedestrian street in the Makriyanni district, and find your way to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. The feeling of a night concert under Acropolis Sacred Rock overlooking the illuminated Parthenon is truly mesmerizing. Enjoy!

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SUNSET AT CAPE SOUNIO

Visit the Temple of Poseidon for its breathtaking views from the cliffs at the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula and feel the breeze caressing your skin. Cleansing to the mind and thrilling to the soul, the image of the sun diving into the sapphire sea will be etched on your memory for a lifetime.

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OPEN AIR CINEMAS

If you feel like watching a movie, you should make a stop at the oldest open-air theater in Athens (1935), also declared by CNN as the best summer cinema in the world. Situated at the foothill of Acropolis with an amazing view of Parthenon, it became famous thanks to its fairly cheap ticket and magical scenery. Don’t forget to ask the owners for some homemade sour cherry juice!

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ATHENS RIVIERA

Welcome to the Athens Riviera, where summer never ends. When the night falls, enjoy the coast’s nightlife – the beach bars are filled with people enjoying their cocktails, dancing until dawn and making summer memories. Alternatively, you can watch the yachts sailing away, leaving the illuminated Riviera behind.

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GREEK THEATRE OF SHADOWS

Meet Karagiozis, a shadow puppet and fictional character of Greek folklore. Inspired by everyday life, these comedies remain a form of artistic expression of the past. Revive this magic at the Greek Theatre of Shadows, watch a rare performance and travel back in time, long before the days of television.

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TRADITIONAL TAVERN

Enjoy local delights, known as ‘mezedes’ at a traditional tavern and find out why more and more people are learning to appreciate the Greek products and Mediterranean flavors. Athenians love going out to eat, even after midnight therefore there is always a place to drop by when the night is over and your stomach is crying out for some food!

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