Where to go and what to do in Athens if you are stressed out
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Where to go and what to do in Athens if you are stressed out

Athens ● 20 September 2017

Athens is a destination that has everything. It is the perfect place if you are completely stressed out and you want to relax, find the inner peace, have fun and forget everything that worries you. Check in this article the things you can do and the places you can visit in Athens, if you want to leave everything behind, and prepare yourself for a journey that will make you escape from the daily routine.

A small fish tavern by the sea

The scenery is idyllic. A Greek traditional tavern by the sea, the sun mirroring on the calm waters and mezedes with ouzo lie on your table. You may literally feel like being on an island. You can swim in one of the astonishing beaches of Athens and then pick a tavern and enjoy the good weather even in autumn. In the districts of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza on the southern side of Athens, in Piraeus or in Nea Makri, Rafina and Porto Rafti in the northern side of Athens, you have plenty of choices for a mini day excursion.

Bar-hopping in Athens Center

Athens is famous all over Europe for its vivid nightlife. The best way to experience the nightlife is pub-crawl or bar-hopping, and Athens is the best destination if you are a fan of this kind of entertainment. Monastiraki, Gazi, Thiseio, Kolonaki, Psirri, Panormou, Plaka and the streets around Syntagma Square are only some of the places in Athens Center with plethora of unique, alternative and modern bars with amazing design, world class DJs and variety of music. Can you imagine something better to relieve stress and feel totally renewed after a crazy night?

The nature of Athens

In Athens and on the wider region of Attica, you can find many places to be in contact with the nature, breathe fresh air and make activities that will refresh you and give you moments of peace and harmony. Lycabetttus hill. Mountain Parnitha and Mountain Imittos are fascinating spots in a close distance to Athens Center (the closest is Lycabetttus hill), where you can hike and explore Athens from above, while Vouliagmeni Lake and Marathon Lake are places of unique beauty that are definitely worth a visit.

Spa and massage

In most Athens hotels, you can find luxury spa and massage treatments that can truly make you feel another person. In Athens Center, there are also spa centres with a variety of services and affordable prices. Fish spa is also a must, where you can have skin exfoliation from a special fish species that offers you fun moments "eating" the dead cells of your skin.


In Athens, the shopping experience is great. Due to the economic crisis, sales (in July and February) as well as mid-season sales (in November and May) are generous, while also during the regular period, the shopkeepers are willing to offer you discount. The main areas for shopping in Athens Center are Kolonaki, Ermou Street and Attica shopping mall at Syntagma Square. There are also many districts in the suburbs, like Kifisia, Chalandri and Glyfada, which have a great variety of qualitative boutiques in a wonderful scenery.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Aegli Hotel
Aegli Hotel
1, Karaiskaki & Iera Odos ave., Chaidari, 12461 Athens, Greece

Aegli hotel is situated in Haidari area, close to the city center. The nearby Agia Marina metro station favors direct access to Athens Airport, Piraeus Port and many vibrant areas of the city.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Delphi Art Hotel
8.7 10
Delphi Art Hotel
27, Ag. Konstantinou str., 10437 Athens, Greece

Delphi Art hotel is located in the heart of Athens, opposite The National Theatre and the church of St. Constantine Church. Omonia Metro Station is just 200 meters away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Best Western Pythagorion Hotel
9 10
Best Western Pythagorion Hotel
28, Agiou Konstandinou Str., 10437 Athens, Greece

Best Western Hotel Pythagorion is a modern city hotel located in the historic center of Athens, just 0.3 km from Omonoia Metro Station.