The Glorious City


Athens by Locals

          Greece's largest metropolis and a historical center for arts, music, and food, Athens has a vast and ever changing palate of hidden gems and local favorites that lie well off the beaten path from standard tourist attractions.  With street art neighborhoods that showcase new and inherently temporary pieces every day and local markets that offer some of the best treats and finest handmade art in the city, Athens is far more than temples and museums.  Whether you're looking for tips and tricks on how to get around Athens, the best places to try traditional Greek ouzo, or neighborhood local favorites for lunch, we've done some of the research for you to help you make the most out of your trip, all in one place. 

what to see & what to skip
cycling in athens
off the beaten path
live like a local


The best trips are well rounded!  Whether you want to bring out your inner kid or splurge on a posh night out, check out our other sections to see how other adventurers and locals see Athens!

ouzo bars
greek desserts
traditional lunch



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