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Top Choice Taverna in Athens

Diporto Agoras

This quirky old taverna is one of the dining gems of Athens. There’s no signage, only two doors leading to a rustic cellar where there’s no menu, just a few dishes that haven’t changed in years. The house speciality…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Athens


Two Michelin–starred Spondi is frequently voted Athens’ best restaurant, and the accolades are deserved. It offers Mediterranean haute cuisine, with heavy French influences, in a relaxed, chic setting in a charming …
Top Choice Historic Site in Athens

Ancient Agora

The heart of ancient Athens was the Agora, the lively, crowded focal point of administrative, commercial, political and social activity. Socrates expounded his philosophy here, and in AD 49 St Paul came here to win …
Top Choice Museum in Athens

National Archaeological Museum

One of the world’s most important museums, the National Archaeological Museum houses the world's finest collection of Greek antiquities. Treasures offering a view of Greek art and history – dating from the Neolithic…
Top Choice Gardens in Athens

National Gardens

A delightful, shady refuge during summer, the National Gardens were formerly the royal gardens, designed by Queen Amalia. There’s a large children’s playground, a duck pond and a shady cafe.
Top Choice Temple in Athens

Temple of Olympian Zeus

You can’t miss this striking marvel smack in the centre of Athens. It is the largest temple in Greece; begun in the 6th century BC by Peisistratos, it was abandoned for lack of funds. Various other leaders had stabs…
Top Choice Theatre in Athens

Theatre of Dionysos

The tyrant Peisistratos introduced the annual Festival of the Great Dionysia during the 6th century BC, and held it in the world's first theatre, on the south slope of the Acropolis. The original theatre on this sit…
Top Choice Market in Athens

Monastiraki Flea Market

This traditional market has a festive atmosphere, combined with an onslaught of more modern souvenir stalls. Permanent antique and collectables shops are open all week, while the streets around the station and Adria…
Top Choice Monastery in Delphi & Sterea Ellada

Moni Osios Loukas

The World Heritage–listed monastery Moni Osios Loukas is 23km southeast of Arahova, between the villages of Distomo and Kyriaki. Its principal church contains some of Greece’s finest Byzantine frescoes. Modest dress…
Top Choice Museum in Athens

Byzantine & Christian Museum

This outstanding museum – on the grounds of former Villa Ilissia, an urban oasis – presents a priceless collection of Christian art from the 3rd to 20th centuries. Thematic snapshots of the Byzantine and post-Byzant…