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1 day in Athens for couples

1 day in Athens for couples

Athens can offer you very romantic surprises, so enjoy them! Begin your day in the center, specifically Syntagma Square. The impressive neoclassical Parliament building will stir your admiration, while the changing of the evzones guards (every hour) will intrigue you as it is unique the world over! Walk up to the cosmopolitan Kolonaki and enjoy a quick coffee on the main Skoufa Street. On your way to Panepistimiou Street you will see the Athenian architectural trilogy; the National and Kapodistrian University, the National Library and Athens Academy. Fresh and relaxed, take the metro to the Acropolis archaeological site and the Acropolis Museum.

You will need about 3-4 hours in total. Next, walk along Dionysiou Areopagitou Street and admire the city's treasures, such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora etc. Wander through the narrow streets of Plaka and explore the neighborhoods of Psiri and Monastiraki with its open-air market. Do not miss the much photographed area of Anafiotika, which is reminiscent of a Greek island. You can stop at the romantic Yiasemi cafe for a delicious orange pie and homemade delicacies. In the evening, the best option is to dine at one of the restaurants with great views of the Acropolis (e.g. Orizontes Lycabettus). If you prefer more traditional flavors, try Mani-Mani in the area of Acropolis with its traditional Greek cuisine. It has received very favorable reviews.