Neighbourhoods

  1. Downtown
  2. By the Sea

Each neighbourhood in Athens has its own unique attractions and character. Explore the cafes you can’t miss in Exarchia, the vibrant nightlife in Gazi and the coolest shopping in Koukaki. Discover your new favourite Athenian neighbourhood with our insider guides.

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Plaka

The most famous Athenian neighbourhood of Plaka is definitely a top attraction for visitors. Its picturesque streets, historic landmarks and lively shops make it a must-see. Just be prepared for the crowds.

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Kolonaki

Behind the glamour of high heels, high-end boutiques, and sun-glassed locals sipping on iced coffees, Kolonaki is no stranger to history and culture.

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    Kypseli

    Up-and-coming Kypseli is being rediscovered by curious creatives for its fine architecture, lovely squares, and multicultural vibe..

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      Piraeus

      For Athenians, the city’s historic port is the place to head for seaside cafes, gritty bars, and first-rate seafood restaurants.

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        Palio Faliro

        An urban resort with a hint of the Orient, this waterfront suburb makes a scenic escape from the city centre. Come to explore a ritzy marina, seaside park, and tasty Turkish-influenced cuisine.

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          Glyfada

          Shiny, happy Glyfada – glamorous gateway to the Athens Riviera - is where the locals go to shop and play by the sea.

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            Voula

            Once a sleepy suburban hub, the coastal hamlet of Voula is now one of the hottest postcodes on the Athens Riviera.

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              Vouliagmeni

              No matter what time of year you visit upscale Vouliagmeni, chances are you’ll feel like you’re on a summer holiday.

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