48 hours of insider sights and bites to help you experience Athens like a local.

Day 1

Morning

The picturesque residential neighbourhood of Mets.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Day 1

Lunch

Old-school meets delicious at this traditional hangout.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Day 1

Afternoon

Yannoulis Chalepas' "Sleeping Maiden" is one of the cemetery's most enchanting sculptures.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Day 1

Evening

Street side tables in Petralona are locals' favourite spots.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Dinner and a movie? In the warmer months, make sure you do them both outdoors.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Day 2

Morning

When an artist's home turns into a museum.

Courtesy: The Ghika Gallery

Day 2

Lunch

Have you ever had lunch in an Athenian arcade?

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Day 2

Afternoon

Check out the Kypseli Municipal Market.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Day 2

Evening

Join the locals at a Au Revoir, a neighbourhood watering hole.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou