Best Romantic Things to Do When Visiting Athens



Romance is in the heart of the beholder and even the simplest pleasures become romantic in the right frame of mind. When visiting Athens the occasions for romance are many and various.   From the typical sunset at Cape Sounion, to the discovery of small treasures at the Flea Market, enjoying nature at Parnitha or one of the parks, admiring the view from Lycabettus hill, feeling the remarkable energy on top of the Acropolis, enjoying a wonderful spa experience, or a day on the beach.  Situated on the south coast of Attica,  the impressive temple of Poseidon at Sounio,  with its outstanding view of the Aegean sea is ideal for watching the sunset, the tiny 19th century church of Saint George, perched on the summit of Lycabettus hill,  the highest point in Athens, is a favorite for romantic weddings,  the sacred rock of the Acropolis,  remains the most outstanding historic site in Athens and visitors always exclaim on the timeless beauty of this monument,  at the Cultural Park  visitors can learn about Greek folklore and culture or just enjoy the natural surroundings, Mount Parnitha National Park on the mountain of Parnitha is ideal for a romantic walk , enjoying nature and wildlife in the forest, at the National Garden of Athens there are many secluded romantic corners and a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere, Diomidous Botanical Garden, located in the neighborhood of Haidari, is a veritable paradise of flowers and plants, Monastiraki Flea Market is the place for discovering small treasures and mementos, a day on the beach at Galazia Akti at Schinias Marathon is remarkably exhilarating, the spa experience at Cape Sounio Elixir Spa Retreat offers the utmost body and mind relaxation


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The Cultural Park is located in the area of Mesogeia in the direction of the airport, in an expanse of 25.000 sq.m. and is a point of interest for visitors of all ages. Art workshops, a shop selling worry beads, a display of handmade jewelry and...  Read More


Monastiraki Flea Market
Photo courtesy of Nelly Paraskevopoulou

A visit to the Monastiraki flea market in Athens is a must. Situated over a large area from Monastiraki square and metro station down to the end of Ermou street, the flea market is open every day, but on Sundays it is even more interesting to...  Read More


Acropolis
Photo courtesy of Nelly Paraskevopoulou


The Acropolis, considered the emblem of the city of Athens is a complex of temples built on a high rock structure, symbol of the Golden Age of Pericles. The Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess of wisdom Athena is still considered sacred ground...  Read More




Mount Parnitha National Park on the mountain of Parnitha is ideal for a walk with friends and family, enjoying nature and wildlife in the forest. The shelters of Bafi, run by the Greek Mountaineering Club and Flambouri, run by the Acharnes...  Read More




Diomides Botanic Garden is located in the neighborhood of Haidari, on the road to Eleusis and covers an expanse of 1.86 hectares with more than 3.500 different species of plants from all over the world. It includes the oldest natural pine woods...  Read More


National Garden of Athens
Photo courtesy of Nelly Paraskevopoulou


The National Garden of Athens was designed in 1836 by the German architect Friedrich von Gaertner, and was initially an idea of Queen Amalia, who reigned in that period. Until 1974 it was named Royal Garden. The area which it covers,...  Read More


Lycabettus  Hill


The view from Lycabettus, or Lykavittos, hill is spectacular, reaching down to the sea and the closest islands. The tiny 19th century church of Saint George, perched on the summit of Lycabettus, the highest point in Athens, is a favorite for...  Read More


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Blue Bay (Galazia Akti) located alongside the Marathon beach has been famous for many years. From 1868, when celebrities used to enjoy their swim here, until today, Galazia Akti has always been surprising us pleasantly. In the summer of 2014, it...  Read More


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Sounio with the temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, is on many tourist itineraries, as both the archeological site and the environment are of great beauty. Situated on the south coast of Attica at a distance of about 68 klm, the impressive...  Read More




Where else in the world can you enjoy an open-air spa under the shadows of an ancient temple? At Cape Sounio, the luxury spa resort near Athens. The new Elixir Spa Retreat at Cape Sounio is a 350m2 complex on the resort's most prominent...  Read More


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Meet Nelly Paraskevopoulou

Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly

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