3 days 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 three days, you have enough time to see major attractions, enjoy unforgettable walks with your significant other and discover many romantic corners.
Start your day at the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, the city's landmarks that should not be missed. Bear in mind that you will need about 2-3 hours there. Afterwards, you can enjoy coffee and delicious desserts at Makrygianni 3 cafe on the eponymous street. Within walking distance, you will find the National Gardens and Zappeion Mansion, in case you want to go for a walk surrounded by nature, before you head for Dionysiou Areopagitou Street and the beautiful historic centre.
Later on, take a stroll in the picturesque pedestrian street of Apostolou Pavlou in Thissio. If you’re feeling a bit tired, Chocolat Royal is famous for its amazing views of the Acropolis. However, if you just want to relax with your significant other, Al Hammam Baths is the ideal stop in Plaka.
Continue your day with shopping on Ermou Street, the most commercial street in the city. Nearby, you will come across a favourite square, Agias Eirinis Square, which offers many excellent choices for drinks and dinner (School Pizza Bar is one of them). Within walking distance, you will also find Karitsi Square with very interesting bars (The Clumsies, etc.). In the evening, the beautiful terraces of Galaxy Bar & Restaurant or the atmospheric Mono Restaurant wine bar, with panoramic views of the city are waiting for you to enjoy your dinner under the stars.
Start your day in one of the most famous parts of the city, in Syntagma Square. Say "good morning" to the evzones guarding the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament building. Take your coffee on the go and enjoy a relaxing walk on Philopappou Hill, one of the places in the city offering spectacular views.
Afterwards, you can visit the nearby Kolonaki, the most cosmopolitan area downtown. Here, you can spend countless hours just window shopping or even shopping, and savouring coffee and cocktails in amazing places. Enjoy a coffee or a hot chocolate at the romantic Portatif, take some of the delicious handmade pies from Pie Works to go, and try the healthy suggestions of Nice 'n' Easy.
Later on, head north taking the metro to get a taste of Kifissia, the city's most aristocratic area. Old listed mansions, paved streets, fresh air, many green spots and unique shops compose the scenery. If you want to combine food with drinks at a place with a casual atmosphere and quality services, it is worth visiting the theatrical Artisanal and the impressive Zambri.
Your last day in the city should be more relaxing than the rest. In summer, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and water sports on the beaches of the Athenian Riviera. Astir Beach in Vouliagmeni satisfies even the most demanding ones, with a variety of proposals for dinner, coffee and activities.
Any time of the year you find yourself in Athens, it is worth making a visit to Sounion, to see up close the famous Temple of Poseidon and enjoy one of the most exciting sunsets of your life. There, you can close your day with fresh fish at one of the taverns.
Your agenda should also include a stroll in Glyfada, the coastal suburb of southern Athens that offers countless "summer" moments throughout the year and a wide variety of suggestions for food and entertainment. The all-day bar-restaurant Su Casa and the Italian Ramino restaurant are two of the most popular spots in the region.
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