A cultural experience in Athens will leave you with glimpses of the ancient world’s evolution into a more recognisable society. From the serene waters to the museums and the food to the daily lives of Athenians, a trip to Greece’s capital will include experiences that make this an atypical destination.
Sailing Athens – Luxury Catamaran Day Cruises
Enjoy luxury at sea while sailing Athens’ catamaran cruises. With great hospitality and delicious local cuisine, a short journey into Athens’ seas will be one of the highlights of your trip to Greece.
Timing: Open All Hours
Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum
The defining attraction of this historical city, an Acropolis visit is a walk back in time. The New Acropolis Museum houses artefacts from the archaeological site and you can spend entire days marvelling at its priceless exhibits.
Timing: 8AM to 7.30PM Tuesday to Sunday, 11AM to 7.30PM Monday (8.30AM to 3PM Winters) (Closed on Public Holidays)
Museum Timings: 8AM to 3.30PM Monday, 8AM to 7.30PM Tuesday to Sunday, 8AM to 9.30PM Friday (Summers), 9AM to 4.30PM Monday to Thursday, 9AM to 9.30PM Friday, 9AM to 7.30PM Weekend (Winters)
The Breeder Gallery
The Breeder Gallery is an essential on any culture tours in Athens. Located in an abandoned ice cream factory, the Gallery is a haunt for art lovers. The venue has a very innovative and modern design and the Breeder Gallery is entrenched as an important landmark in modern Greece’s culture-scape.
Timing: 12PM to 6PM Tuesday to Sunday (Monday Closed)
Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art
A venue that celebrates Cycladic art and tradition, the Goulandris Museum is one of the great museums of the city. The exhibitions span a timeline from pre-historic artwork from the Greek Island to works from the antiquity periods.
Timing: 10AM to 5PM Wednesday, Friday to Monday, 10AM to 8PM Thursday (Tuesday Closed)
Greek Souvlaki at Kostas / The Athens food tour
If you want to experience culture in Athens, you must try its food. Souvlaki, a popular Greek fast food dish, is a must-try while you are in Athens. Kostas is one of the most famous Souvlaki joints in the city and their oil free pita, delicious grilled meat pieces and spicy tomato sauce is the stuff(ing) of legends. Starting in central Athens (around Monastiraki Square) are many food tours that one can take to enjoy some of the best Feta cheeses, olives, koulouris and more in Athens.
Timing: 9.30AM to 5PM Weekdays (Weekends Closed)
Athens’ culture is broadly influenced by its location as a bridge between Europe and the Oriental, and their ancient history. A city that has evolved over millennia will have many facets to its daily habits, and everything from the food in Athens to the art in Athens is a representation of its diversity and history.