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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 Galini Palace
7.9 10
Galini Palace
95, K.Karamanlis Str., Voula, 16673 Athens, Greece

Located in Voula, on the Athenian Riviera, Galani Palace is just a 6-minute walk from the beach. It is 21 km away from Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" and 20 km away from Piraeus Port. Athens city centre is 16 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel
8.9 10
Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel
48, Syggrou Ave., 11742 Athens, Greece

Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the historical center of Athens, just a few steps from Acropolis and Plaka, next to the new Acropolis Museum. Athens International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.