Pack your summer suitcase: A guide to Athens


Pack your summer suitcase: A guide to Athens

Pack your summer suitcase: A guide to Athens

A complete guide to the historical Athens: where to eat, where to stay, and what to see. And last but not least, what to pack in your summer suitcase.

Where to eat

Grab brunch at Picky Coffee Roasters & Brunch, right in the center of the vibrant Psyri neighborhood of Athens. Get your daily coffee fix with the best blends of coffee and several brunch options, ensuring the right amount of fuel for the body for a long day of exploring the city.

A must-go-to restaurant is the cosy L'Amiral Athens, located in the heart of the historic Plaka at the base of the Acropolis but drawn back from the chaotic city in a quiet little street. Their menu is seasonal-inspired modern Mediterranean cuisine and Greek specialties, all made with locally sourced ingredients.

Photo credit: Picky Coffee Roasters & Brunch / Photo credit: L'Amiral Athens

What to see

You can't go to Athens without visiting the city's historical landmarks. The Parthenon and Acropolis stand as testimonies of the history once lived in Athens, offering an impressive viewpoint of the city that stretches out. A must-see!

If you need to wind down after a long day exploring the historical city, why not check up on written history in one of Athens' many bookstores? Here, you'll find everything you need to know about Greek Mythology, so sit back with a cup of coffee, enjoy the peace and quiet, and escape into the beautiful universe of books.

If you have an affection for historical artifacts, the many flea markets in Athens should be at the top of your list. Among some of the most popular are the Monastiraki Flea Market, Avissynias Square Flea Market, and the Sunday Flea Market in Petralona.


Where to stay

Mona Athens is located in an old industrial factory from the 1950s. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Psirri, it builds a bridge between the city's past, present, and future. It's full of charming contradictions, inside and out, keeping the details from the original building, harmoniously mixing old and new, just like the buzzing city outside its windows. The interior is full of storytelling, memories, art, and design. The 'living room' of the hotel features an open-plan café lounge & bar, while the member-exclusive rooftop allows guests to gaze upon the endless urban scenery of Athens and enjoy local delicacies and hand-picked natural wines.

Photo credit: Mona Hotel Athens

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