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1 City 5 Ways Athens: First-Timer

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Dinner
Psaras Tavern
For a traditional evening, opt for the Psaras Tavern in the Plaka, with its al fresco tables spilling down stone steps. Order a variety of meze, perfect-for-sharing appetizers, with anise-flavored ouzo and grilled fish or lamb.
Lunch and Afternoon Activity
Tzitzikas & Mermigas
After a stroll through the bustling Plaka neighborhood, in the shadow of the Acropolis rock, stop at Tzitzikas & Mermigas. Decorated like a grocery store with shelves of traditinoal goods, this makes for an excellent place for lunch.

Acropolis Museum

The brand-new Acropolis Museum, an ultra-modern, glass-clad building designated by architect Bernard Tschumi, showcases the treasures of ancient Greece.
Morning Activity
The Acropolis
Walk to the top of the Acropolis to take in the astounding erechtheion and Parthenon temples. The city views are unparalleled, offering vistas of the theater of Herod Atticus, the ancient Agora and the temple of Hephaestus.
Where to Stay
Hotel Grande Bretagne
This grande dame hotel beside Syntagma Square, the city center, offers superlative vistas of the nearby Acropolis and sits within minutes of upscale neighborhood Kolonaki's top-flight shopping. Try the ouzo oil massage at the hotel's spa and the postcard-perfect roof garden
Hotel Grande Bretagne
Consitution Square
Athens
210-3330000

Tzizikas & Mermigas

Acropolis Museum
15 Dionysiou Areopagitousto
Athens
210-9000900

Psaras Tavern
16 Erechtheos, Plaka
210-32187833

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