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What to do in Athens

Athens has positioned itself as a central hub on the global cultural landscape, emerging as a capital of creativity, collaboration, and cultural expression. Known for its rich history and archaeological sites, Athens is also full of opportunities for retail therapy, nightlife, cuisine and cultural heritage.


Athens, the cradle of Western civilization, boasts an impressive array of museums that reflect its rich historical and cultural heritage. These museums house extensive collections that span from prehistoric artifacts to contemporary artworks, showcasing the evolution of Greek culture and its influence on the world. Whether you’re fascinated by ancient history, classical art, or contemporary culture, the museums in Athens offer an immersive journey through the ages.

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Lycabettus Theater Festival: A Summer of Iconic Performances

From the end of May until October, for over 50 nights, the hill of Lycabettus will be filled with music from renowned artists of the Greek and international music scene, as well as top-tier performances. Full of energy and passion to create evenings full of emotion, those who take the stage at the Lycabettus Theater will connect with the audience, creating unforgettable memories at one of the most beautiful and iconic spots in the city!

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus: Continuing the Legacy

One of the legendary sites beneath the slopes of the Acropolis, on the southwest side, is the stunning open-air theatre, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. In ancient times, Odeons were constructed for musical contests. This ancient stone theatre has continued its musical legacy over the past 60 years since its modern-day reopening, hosting world-renowned performers such as Nana Mouskouri, Luciano Pavarotti, and Frank Sinatra. This years performances

This year’s performances promise to be equally spectacular, featuring a diverse lineup of artists from around the globe.

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Shopping in Athens

Shopping in Athens is an absolute treat, blending modern malls with lively markets. Ermou Street, a shopper’s paradise, provides a mix of global brands, local boutiques, and trendy finds. Monastiraki’s vibrant flea market near the ancient Agora offers a plethora of antiques, crafts, and souvenirs. Plaka’s streets are perfect for discovering traditional Greek products and for luxury lovers, Kolonaki is your go-to with its upscale boutiques and designer labels.

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Athens is notorious for having a vibrant nightlife scene with countless music venues, and bars opening their doors at sundown until the early hours of the morning. The type of entertainment you’ll encounter while exploring Athens at night largely depends on the neighborhood you choose to visit, as each area in Athens has its own distinct culture and attracts the respective crowds.

Whatever your preference, Athens offers a place for everyone to unwind and enjoy the nightlife.

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