Enjoy Both Ancient Attractions & Modern Temptations
The Acropolis, centered around the imposing Parthenon, is one of Athens’ top sites, literally, as the ruins perch 500 feet above the city. For more views, take a hike (or a funicular) up Mt. Lycabettus to see the sunset from its 745-foot summit. You’ll find plenty of tavernas and touristy shops in Plaka, but for high-end boutiques, bars and restaurants, head to Kolonaki. After dark, the nightlife heats up in Karitsi Square, Psirri and Panormou.