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It's hard to give an unbiased review of this city because it was the third city we visited in Greece, the first two being Mykonos and Santorini.  It was a quick transition from beautiful beaches and sunsets to a more city life which definitely had it's pros and cons, but I particularly was not super impressed with Athens.  Seeing the Acropolis, opera in the theater, and gyros were awesome, but other than that the nightlife was not great, there weren't a ton of things to do that didn't involve history, however, I am happy I went.  On my next trip, I would personally not return to Athens but I'm also someone that loves activities that for the most part don't involve history.

  • Stay

    • Pristine Urban Suites Airbnb: Link

    • Next time: Would definitely stay here again, close to everything!

  • Things to Do and Reviews

    • Acropolis

      • Duh

    • Walk through the Central Market

      • Basic clothing items, jewelry, and bags but still a cool area

    • Sunset lookout point

      • As you start to walk up the hill to get to the Acropolis, go to the left and look for a huge rock structure with a staircase going up

      • This take you right to a 360 view of the entire city

    • Look up if there are any shows at Odeon of Herodes Atticus

      • Incredible theater on the Acropolis hill where we saw an opera that was awesome

  • Lunch Places and Reviews

    • Dioskouri

      • Good gyro sit down place right next to the Acropolis

  • Dinner Places and Reviews

    • A is for Athens

      • Beautiful rooftop restaurant with an incredible view of the Acropolis with great wine and cocktails

      • Reservation far in advance!!!

    • MS Rooftop Garden

      • Cheaper restaurant with another incredible view of the Acropolis, no reservation needed but a line forms near sunset so get there far in advance

      • The pork souvlaki was insanely good

  • Dessert/Late Night Eats

    • Sabbas

      • Most incredible gyro I had in all of Greece, right next to the main square

      • Open late until like 4am, had it sober and not and it might have been better sober

  • Best Bars/Clubs

    • Dirty Blonde

      • Super fun club that doesn’t get popping until late but is really fun once it does

      • Not too expensive for a table/bottles

      • There was a different bar that looked insane but had the most absurd line

    • 360 Bar

      • Rooftop bar overlooking the Acropolis with really good drinks, but not a huge menu for food

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