Best Nightlife spots in Athens

Athens is one those destinations that combines everything. Each visitor's expectation can be fulfilled, from exploring the historic aspects of the city to letting off some steam by having a drink at a bustling local bar. Greeks are rumored to enjoy leading a party-rich lifestyle. Experiencing nightlife in Athens will let you be the judge of that.

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Nightlife spots in Athens

1. The Psiri District
The local bars and cafes are the indisputable protagonists in the Psiri district. Labeled by many as the Soho of Greece, Psiri never rests. From the morning until late in the evening you can see young people passing by looking for either a coffee place to hang out or a taverna to enjoy a nice Greek meal. The peak time in this district occurs on Sunday afternoon when local taverns play traditional Greek music to accompany your meal. This festive atmosphere can last until late in the evening. Psiri is ideal for anyone who wants to experience a casual and traditional night out.

2. The Kolonaki District
Nightlife in Athens can be multi-dimensional. The options are limitless and you are bound to locate the optimal choice for you. If you happen to be a fan of a sophisticated and elegant nightlife, then Kolonaki is the most suitable choice for you. There is a wide variety of cafe bars where you can either enjoy a late afternoon coffee or an early/late evening drink. Meanwhile, Greek delicacies can parade through your table.

3. The Downtown Athens District
With the help of your local guide you can explore the nightlife in downtown Athens. The concept of traveler's advisor has no meaning in this case. Your local guide will show you the hidden nightlife gems through Athen's alleys. You can enjoy a refreshing cocktail with some background jazz tunes.

4. The Gazi District
If you are set on experiencing an intense nightlife in Athens, look no more. Gazi is the choice for you. This district is filled with night clubs and music stages. There is a wide selection of entertainment to choose from. You want to listen to modern Greek music or the latest club hits? The Gazi district has it all.

5. The Zografou District
A night out in the Zografou district is rather alternative. The options include a wide array of cafes and bars. You local host can tailor the evening to your needs. Based on your preferences and liking, the host is capable of picking out the ideal place for a fun evening. But, the night is always young! And Athens nightlife never rests...so ask your local guide for the best things to do in Athens at night!

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My family had a shopping tour with Agathi in April. She was very upbeat during the tour despite the constant pouring rain for the entire duration of it (think soaked through sneakers and socks). Her communication prior to and during the tour was excellent, and she took my requests for stops on the tour with ease as well as making some suggestions, especially given the weather. Thanks Agathi!

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Even if you aren't vegan (which I'm personally not but my wife who was also on the tour is mostly vegatrarian), Agathi straight away said she can personalize what we would be eating depending on how open we were to try things blwhen we first met up.

The food we ended up trying along the tour were: freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh nuts and dried fruits, spanikopita (which we chose cheese and spinach pies), tasting a variety of Greek olive oils and Greek liquors/alcohols at Dia Tafta, and vegan souvlaki (which looked like any meat-lovers gyros and tasted like them too!).

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