Sights

All eyes are on the Acropolis, but this covers a large area, with a number of different interesting spots within the fenced area. Nearby, but separate from the archaeological site, the Acropolis Museum is key to understanding the ruins on the hill.

Sleeping

Book a hotel here in the pedestrian areas for the shortest walk to the Acropolis site entrance. Heading further south, into the residential districts of Makrygianni and Koukaki, you have a longer walk – but these are also nice quiet blocks for sleeping, and a surprisingly non-touristy feeling, despite their relative proximity to the famous site.

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Sleeping

Eating

Restaurants on the pedestrian strips around the Akropoli metro stop cater primarily to tourists, but when you're faint with hunger, there are still a few decent options. Head south for more local life, plus some more interesting and refined regional Greek food.

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Eating

Drinking & Nightlife

Koukaki is dotted with good local coffee bars, and only a block or so off the main tourist strips are some excellent options for an evening drink. Also, the hotel rooftop restaurants in this area are a good, if slightly pricey, spot to relax and enjoy a view of the Acropolis.

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Drinking & Nightlife

Shopping

It's mostly generic souvenirs in this area, but the exceptions are really noteworthy, including the mini boutique zone on Veïkou. Also see the gift shop at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum – and of course the very good one at the Acropolis Museum.

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