Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Athens can seem like an intimidating place to tackle solo. But in reality, it’s a fantastic city to enjoy alone. You’ll see the city in a whole different light, and will strike up conversations—even friendships—with locals wherever you go.

By Katherine Whittaker


Explore the Monastiraki flea market.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis


Go ahead, order more than one dish, the portions at mezedopolia are usually small.

Photo: Eleni Veziri


The canal at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre.

Photo: Amalia Kovaiou


Grab some delicious Thai food at Tuk Tuk.

Photo: Amalia Kovaiou


Sample a glass or two of Greek wine at Alexandrino.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Take a leisurely stroll through the National Garden.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

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