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A night out in Athens – different neighborhoods, different styles, different options!

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Created by Chrisa Lepida

Athens, Athens, Athens! Well, I might be Greek so I don’t wanna sound too subjective, but honestly, anyone who has ever been in Athens would easily admit that the city has an incredible nightlife and that it can be considered as one of the BEST travel destinations for young tourists willing to experience it! Let me now explain a few things about the capital’s nightlife and the options that it offers!

Summer; On any summer night there are outdoor concerts from your favorite rock stars to classical music, ballet, Byzantine music, and whatever you might have in mind. At the same time, two of the best places to see a show are at the Herod Atticus Theatre next to the Acropolis which shows mostly classical, ballet and theatre, and the Lykavettos Outdoor Theater on top of Lykavettos mountain where stars like Ray Davies, Leonard Cohen, James Brown, Roy Harper and many others have played. There are giant indoor-outdoor discos and clubs where the most famous Greek singers perform nightly to packed houses.

Winter; In the winter the Athens club scene comes alive with shows ranging from blues-rock-jazz to traditional Rembetika, laika and of course punk-rap and whatever is happening in the west. The clubs are located around the city with many of the bars in Psiri, Gazi and other central areas. In the summer all the big clubs by the sea open up. These are discos and giant progressive techno clubs that hold thousands of people mostly outdoors where you can enjoy the night though some are indoors in giant converted warehouses. If there are major concerts going on you will know about it because posters will be everywhere (Seriously, even if you don’t have access online you can easily find out about the on-going events just by checking the posters on the walls!)

Always; Let’s not forget the ouzo-culture! There are excellent ouzeries and cafes all over the city where you can quietly drink, snack and talk all night long. The neighborhood of Psiri has lost market share to Gazi but you can still go there and find good food, conversation, ouzo, tsipuro and beer and conversation.

Alternative; Meanwhile, the neighbourhood of Exarcheia is always a favorite for nightlife entertainment in Athens. Visitors can choose a classic style of bar, or something with more entertainment, such as parties, live music or artistic events. Summer or winter, inside or at the tables on the pavement or a cool patio, these bars are for all tastes, from hipsters and students to veteran bar hoppers, artists and intellectuals.

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Shopping in Monastiraki Square of Athens
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Shopping in Monastiraki Square of Athens
Apollonos 21, Athina 105 57, Grèce
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
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Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Areopagitou Dionisiou, Athina 105 55, Grèce
Visit Pláka and its labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture
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Visit Pláka and its labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture
Plaka, Athens 105 58, Grèce
Syntagma Square and its Parliament
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Syntagma Square and its Parliament
Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Grèce
Mount Lycabettus
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Mount Lycabettus
Lycabette, Athènes 114 71, Grèce
Gazi, the clubbing area
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Gazi, the clubbing area
Gazi, Athens 118 54, Ελλάδα
Drink ouzo & eat meze at Psiri
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Drink ouzo & eat meze at Psiri
Ψυρρή, Αθήνα 105 54, Ελλάδα
Kypseli, the artsy neighbourhood
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Kypseli, the artsy neighbourhood
Κυψέλη, Αθήνα 113 64, Ελλάδα
The alternative and funky Exarchia
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The alternative and funky Exarchia
Εξάρχεια, Αθήνα 106 81, Ελλάδα
The Elite Kolonaki
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The Elite Kolonaki
Κολωνάκι, Αθήνα 106 75, Ελλάδα
The fashion suburb, Glyfada
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The fashion suburb, Glyfada
Γλυφάδα, Ελλάδα

Enjoy! :D

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