• Museum of Islamic Art Feasting your eyes on the treasures of shahs and sheikhs from centuries past, then sipping coffee in the little upstairs cafe.
  • Technopolis Rocking with the crowd at this large outdoor music venue that draws big-name Greek singers and touring international stars.
  • Kerameikos Paying respects to the ancient dead, amid beautifully carved grave markers, and strolling the wildflower-covered ruins of Athens' old city gates.
  • 138 Pireos St Learning about Greece of the 20th and 21st centuries via the eclectic, ever-changing art exhibited at this modern outpost of the Benaki museums.
  • Offbeat performances Stumbling on a dance show in a train car at Treno sto Rouf, for instance, or experimental theatre.