During the summer, especially in August, the city of Athens is becoming less crowded, more laid back and effortlessly remarkable, as its majesty speaks louder through its silence.
If you are planning to travel to Greece and spend your summer in the city let us bring your holidays to another level with a multitude of suggestions of the best things to do in Athens during the summer.
Wake to the sweet smells of the morning and enjoy an authentic Greek breakfast that will boost your energy at your hotel or the nearby cafes. Take a stroll at the seaside neighborhoods of the Athenian Riviera such as Marina Floisvou, Varkiza, Vouliagmeni, Lagonissi or head to Piraeus and the scenic area of Pasalimini to enjoy a stroll by the sea and your morning coffee in view of the endless azure.
Enjoy fresh fish and seafood at a seaside tavern, a picnic in a park or mouth-watering Greek specialties in the center of Athens and after your delicious lunch continue your stroll through the picturesque neighborhoods of Monastiraki, Anafiotika, Plaka heading all the way to the Acropolis.
If the heat is intolerable, head to one of the stunningly beautiful beaches of Attica or outdoor pools and enjoy a refreshing swim under the open sky. Then head back to your hotel to relax for a while as the day is still young.
When the sun begins to set it is the perfect time for you to ride a bike through the historic center of Athens or go shopping at some of the large department stores, designer boutiques or local shops in the streets of Ermou, Agiou Markou, Aiolou and Monastiraki or find a great selection of fashionwear at the upscale neighborhoods of Kolonaki.
Wear your new dress and heels and visit one of the rooftop bars in Athens for cocktails or attend a summer party, a festival or a concert at some of the most incredible open venues in Athens!
If you rather relax, enjoy an old time classic movie at the city’s atmospheric open air cinemas, visit an art gallery or a museum and savor a delectable meal with Greek wine at a fine dining restaurant overlooking the Acropolis.
Enjoy a good night sleep and get ready to do it all over again because there is always something to do in Athens. No need for you to plan your Athens holidays as there is no way you will stick to your plan with so many opportunities for fun arising at every corner.
The question is, are you prepared for the trill?