1 day in Athens for singles
Are you single and planning to visit Athens? Then, the Greek capital is an ideal destination for solo trips as it offers a plethora of choices to make the most of your independence and freedom as well as make some new acquaintances. Indulge in the pulse of a city that respects its past, while at the same time enjoys its present. So, what can you do in just one day to have an unforgettable getaway in Athens?
Start your day early on with a visit to the Acropolis, the most significant and impressive sight of Greece. Just across it, you will find the Acropolis Museum, which is considered one of the most important museums of the world.
Take a stroll in the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou Pedestrian Street and the Ancient Agora. Wander through the alleys of the picturesque Plaka and the beautiful Anafiotika neighbourhood, reminiscent of an island tucked away at the foot of the Acropolis, and visit Monastiraki with its flea market.
After taking the required photos, you can stop either at the ever-crowded Dioskouroi for coffee or ouzo with nibbles, or Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani to taste delicious traditional flavours. Alternatively, go for TAF or Peek A Bloom to enjoy your coffee.
If you are into more walking, take a walk to Philopappou Hill, while in the afternoon you can go shopping in Kolonaki, which is full of fashionable shops, as well as enjoy a casual drink at charming places, like Chez Michel and Dharma.
In the evening, make a reservation at a restaurant of your choice with great views of the Acropolis, like Kuzina in Thissio, Sense Fine Dining Restaurant on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street or City Zen in Monastiraki. Alternatively, you can visit one of the downtown wine bars. Warehouse, By the Glass and Materia Prima are some noteworthy choices.
Brettos Bar in Plaka is an all-time classic choice for drinks before surrendering to the vibrant nightlife of the city centre (Gazi, Kolonaki, Monastiraki). The Clumsies, the bar that managed to be included in the list with the 50 best bars in the world, is also a must-visit. Wrap up your night with a visit to the so-called "bouzoukia" on Iera Odos Street, or the summer clubs on the coastal road, if you are visiting in the summer.