Time Difference. Don’t fret if someone shows up late for a date. “To enjoy Athens, you must follow the pace of life. Stay up late. Forget lunch at noon and dinner at 6 p.m.—you’ll miss all the action.”—Diane Shugart, author, Athens by Neighborhood.
Address Code. Greeks use the formal plural pronoun (sas) when addressing older people or strangers.
Talk to the Hand. Avoid raising an outstretched palm to a person; this is an offensive gesture known as the moutza.
Eating Etiquette. Greeks are not sticklers for table manners. At home and especially at tavernas, everyone at the table shares foods, with diners dipping bread into dishes to soak up olive oil or sauce.
Siesta Time. Many Greeks still take a midday siesta, so don’t phone friends or play loud music between 2-5 p.m.
Personal Space. Greeks are very tactile. Greeks greet people they know with a kiss on both cheeks and frequently make physical contact.
Smoke Signals. A nonsmoker’s nightmare. Despite smoking bans in stores, restaurants, public buildings, and banks, smokers puff away at will and bristle if asked to stop.
Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
Other sites are nearby – Partheleon
Shopping and food district
Ermou Street, is a one and a half kilometer-long road in central Athens, Greece, connecting Kerameikos archaeological site with the Syntagma Square through Monastiraki, Psiri and Thiseio
National Archaeology Museum
Artifacts from Socrates and Plato
The National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity.
City of Delphi
Site of the Oracle of Apollo
The site of Delphi is located in upper central Greece, on multiple plateaux/terraces along the slope of Mount Parnassus, and includes the Sanctuary of Apollo, the site of the ancient Oracle.
Boat ride away
Beautiful city. One of the prettiest towns in Greece. Seaside views. No cars just donkeys
Temple of Zeus
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a monument of Greece and a former colossal temple at the centre of the Greek capital Athens
Funicular (Cable Car) to Mount Lycabettus
Highest point in Athen. Great view! You also hike to the top.
Syntagma Square, is the central square of Athens. The Square is named after the Constitution that the first King of Greece Otto was obliged to grant, after a popular and military uprising on 3 September 1843.
Parliament Square to see the Evzone Guards
is the name of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. Today, it refers to the members of the Presidential Guard (Greek: Προεδρική Φρουρά; Proedrikí Frourá), an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Athens Central Market
Fresh food and restaurant market
Address: Athinas, Athina 105 51, Greece
Lots of restaurants and shopping. Street art
Stadiou 7, Athina 105 62, Greece
Why sleep? Hip hop club (went on Tuesday)
Stadiou 10, Athina 105 64, Greece
Located on the 15th floor of the Hilton Athens
A for Athens (Best Rooftop Bar)
Miaouli 2, Athina 105 54, Greece
Usually Chicken, pork or lamb
Greek Yogurt drizzled in honey
Yogurt sometimes made with goat milk
Greek Spinach Pie
Very rich and concentrated and strong
Fried Zucchini Courgette Balls
Olive Oil (greece is famous for their olive oil)
(Breaded Pretzels covered with sesame seeds)
Pita stuffed with veggies, meat, onions and french fries
Looks a bit like pizza
Giant Greek Donuts
God’s Restaurant *Must go* (Plaka District next to Acropolis Museum)
Try Saganaki (pan-fried cheese)
Eggplant, tomato sauce, ground beef and potatoes (try at God’s restaurant) rave reviews
Baklava (dessert covered in syrup)
Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.
Fried donuts with honey and cinnamon on top
Stuffed greek leaves with rice, herbs with beef or pork, sometimes topped in cream sauce. Heard to taste really good despite wrapped in leaves