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While you may be drawn to Athens' historic beauty, visitors find that it marks an enjoyable contrast to the vibrancy of the living city. Athens inspires visitors to connect with chaotic modern life, as well as retreat into the natural beauty surrounding the ancient urban center.
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40, Aten, Apollonos, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
After swimming laps in the Olympic-size pool at The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort, pull up a lounge chair and enjoy a refreshing beverage from the Blue Pool Bar. They offer fresh fruit juices, cocktails, and light snacks fit for...
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40, Aten, Apollonos, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
Resort shopping typically is limited to souvenirs and forgotten toiletries, but at The Westin Athens you'll find a shop with more fashionable finds at A La Plage. A La Plage has taken care in selecting brands like Manuel Canovas, Juicy Cuture,...
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40, Aten, Apollonos, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
Arion Spa offers rejuvenating spa experiences with a view of the Saronic Gulf. Each treatment is tailored towards the guest's individual needs and features exclusive products by Cinq Mondes, Valmont, Algoane, and Jurlique. This luxurious property...
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Akadimias, Athina, Greece
Petrino’s Athens location was formerly a café where renowned Greek politicians, lawyers, and artists hung out in the 1800s. Inside the newly renovated restaurant, you’ll discover gorgeous stonework and numerous vibrant, tasteful paintings adorning...
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Pl. Dexamenis, Athina 106 73, Greece
“Laiki Agora” translates to “People’s Market,” and Athen’s laikes are very similar to American farmers' markets. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables harvested locally, along with meats, olive oils, spices, yogurt, honey, wine…the list goes on. ...
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40, Apollonos street, Vouliagmeni, Athens, Astir Palace, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
The best Greek meals are simple and Galazia Hytra easily highlights local tastes with small, unexpected elements. Staying true to their excellent reputation, traditional dishes are expertly prepared to focus on mediterranean flavors, rich spices,...
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Apollonos, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
On an idyllic outcropping overlooking the ocean, it's easy to see why the Temple of Apollo Zoster was a sanctuary for the gods. Until it was uncovered, the ancient spot lay virtually undisturbed. Now it's the perfect place to explore and reflect,...
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Acropolis, Athens 116 36, Greece
The Acropolis is, for most people, the "can't miss" site. Because of its popularity it can be very busy, and the hours seem to change constantly. There's also the possibility that the workers might go on strike, which can mess with your plans as...
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Athens 105 58, Greece
Acropolis is one of the world's most famous landmarks and Greece's center of history and culture. The Parthenon is the largest structure of the Acropolis and is admired by the entire world. The temple was complete in 438 BC and was dedicated to...
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Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
For a rejuvenating hot soak, head to Lake Vouliagmeni. Contrary to its murky appearance, the minerals in this spa are constantly being replenished by the upwelling of water from springs below. Known among Greeks for its therapeutic properties, a...
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Giannitsopoulou 6, Athina 166 74, Greece
With lines of exclusive scents and Greek silk products, this cute shop is a hidden gem along the coast south of Athen's city center. The family-run perfumery is carrying out their Egyptian grandfather's legacy of providing unique scents to new...
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Polignotou 3, Athina 105 55, Greece
Slave-traders and shoe-menders, jewelers and moneylenders haggled and gossiped at this ancient marketplace the history of which spans five millennia. The Agora was also the stomping ground of rival philosophers Plato and Socrates—the latter...
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Eginis 10, Glifada 166 74, Greece
Glyfada’s shopping district is a great place for boutiques by the beach. With everything from designers to specialists, walk down Metaxa Avenue and Grigoriou Labraki Street for the best finds. More places to find unique wares also run along the...
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Αλ. Παναγούλη 58, Βουλιαγμένη, 16671, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
The footpath along the mountain ridge above the Vouliagmeni Lake is the perfect place to energize after a relaxing trip to the hot springs. Here you can literally go off the beaten path, do some casual birdwatching, and hike to your heart's...
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Apollonos 28, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
For typical Greek dishes with an outstanding view, try Ithaki Restaurant. Their freshly grilled seafood dishes are popular, however I'd recommend cozying up outside with a glass of wine and an appetizer. Reaching out over the Vouliagmeni...
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Thasou 16, Vari 166 72, Greece
What was the coast slightly south of Athens missing? An authentic German Bierhaus of course. Their selection of beer is immense with at least 5 varieties of draughts, lagers, pils, ales and ciders. Woodsy elements and long communal tables give the...
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This family-owned restaurant overlooking the sea does Greek home cooking right; everything they make is fresh, wholesome and lovingly prepared. Every day they prepare dishes by hand, using quality ingredients and locally caught sea food (usually...