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.
The brand-new Acropolis Museum, an ultra-modern, glass-clad building designated by architect Bernard Tschumi, showcases the treasures of ancient Greece.
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