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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.

Greek fish tavern

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.

Marathon Lake

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 Diethnes Hotel
8.4 10
Diethnes Hotel
52, Peoniou str.(Larissis Station), 104 40 Athens, Greece

Diethnes Hotel is located in Athens, just a 3-minute walk from Larissa Metro Station and Athens Railway Station. Syntagma Square is just 4 metro stops away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hellinis Hotel
7.9 10
Hellinis Hotel
177, Sygrou Avenue, 17121 Athens, Greece

Offering the view of the Acropolis, Hellinis Hotel is located 3.5 km from Syntagma Square and the center of Athens and it is a great choice for both leisure and business travelers. Piraeus port is at 6 km, while Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is at 39 km.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Frida
8.5 10
Hotel Frida
2, Zosimou Str., 11472 Athens, Greece

Built close to Strefi Hill in the center of Athens, Hotel Frida is a 16-minute walk away from Ambelokipi Metro Station, allowing easy access to Syntagma Square and Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos".