If you’re not into vanity on your vacation, and would simply like to learn or create something, stroll on over to the Stereolab and print your own keychain, using their state-of-the-art 3D printing machines.
Your tech tour doesn’t stop here. You can also swim among whales. The VR Project, Greece’s only virtual reality lounge, takes you to imaginary worlds with the help of the most advanced headset in the world, the HTC Vive. Just a few steps away from Monastiraki Station, you suddenly find yourself inside the set of Star Wars, or travelling to outer space on Apollo 11, practicing your archery skills, or exploring a shipwreck, while a whale brushes past your toes.
For those of you looking for more romantic or traditional travel inspiration, Cosmic is definitely worth a visit. As you’re exploring the small side streets of Psirri neighbourhood, look out for the shop with a window packed with globes. Small, large, old, new, yellow or blue, the owners of this store have been making handmade globes and maps since 1951. (The site is in Greek, but here’s a quick look at what they do.)