1 day in Athens for couples
Athens is a city full of romantic surprises, with the historic centre looking like it is inspired by the ideals of romanticism, which is visible in every corner. If you are visiting Athens for one day, you should move downtown, where you'll enjoy unforgettable walks with your significant other and discover many romantic corners.
Start your day with a visit to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Walk towards Dionysiou Aeropagitou Street to enjoy up close the numerous treasures of this city, like the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Next, head for Syntagma Square to admire the impressive neoclassic Parliament building and watch the changing of the guards of evzones (once every hour).
For lunch, the fashionable Tzitzikas and Mermigkas restaurant will leave you with the best of impressions. If you want something sweet, make a stop at LUKUMADES for delicious donuts. Alternatively, visit the cosmopolitan Kolonaki to enjoy your coffee with delicious pastries at the very romantic cafe-patisserie Portatif.
It's time for another romantic walk. Experience the magic of Plaka’s alleys and explore the much-photographed Anafiotika, reminiscent of a Cycladic island downtown. Make a stop at Yiasemi, one of the most charming and romantic cafes of the city, and afterwards continue with a stroll in Psiri and Monastiraki with its flea market.
In the evening, the beautiful terraces overlooking the Acropolis are waiting for you to enjoy your dinner or cocktails under the stars. We highly recommend the Galaxy Bar & Restaurant, Sense Fine Dining and Kuzina. A particularly romantic option for dinner is also Orizontes Lycabettus restaurant on Lycabettus hill, offering magnificent panoramic views. Wrap up your night at A for Athens enjoying inspired cocktails and the amazing views of the Acropolis.