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Athens Marathon is one of the most popular events in Athens where thousands of professional and amateur runners from all over the world run the biggest race of their life.
It takes place annually during November where thousands of people run 42,195 metres, starting from the town of Marathon, to the to the Panathenaic Stadium in the centre of Athens.
You will find natural parks to relax, even in the centre of Athens. The most popular ones are Filopappos hill, Mount Lycabettus, and the National Gardens at Syntagma square.
One of the best ways to explore the best parts and even hidden alleys of Athens in by taking a walking or a cycling tour.
Athens is the second best Greek destination to visit (after Mykonos), if what you are looking for is an intense and organized gay nightlife.
The two main areas that attract the majority of the local gay community and gay visitors, are Gazi Area and St. Irene’s Square in the centre of the city.
In Gazi, you will find a wide range of gay bars, clubs, cafes, saunas and other gay venues while in St. Irene you will find a couple of hot gay venues like Rooster or Flex Sauna.
Combining culture and history, Athens rises as a top luxury destination in Europe, featuring some of the best hotels, gourmet restaurants and high-end boutiques.
Apart from Spa Hotels & wellness centers, Athens offers a wide diversity of wellbeing businesses for physical and mental boosting, like gyms, dance studios, yoga classes and metaphysics centers.
The gay bars and clubs of Athens are mostly crowded during Saturday and Friday evenings. The most popular ones, like Shamone and Sodade 2, are located in Gazi area.
The most popular lesbian club in Athens is "Noiz", located in Gazi area and known for its fun music and laid-back character, ideal for flirting and meeting new people.
Along the coastline of Athens, you will find several Gay Beaches, which are great for swimming, sunbathing and fun under the sun. Check out the Limanakia beach, widely popular among locals
Athens Gay Pride takes place within June, and it is the most happy, colorful and fun event of the city, which attracts people not only from Greece but from neighboring countries as well.
Athens is definitely the most open minded city of Greece regarding LGBT rights. More and more often, you will see same-sex couples walking in the centre of the city holding hands.
Gay Cruising is quite popular in Athens. You will be able to find several gay cruising venues as well as outdoor cruising spots. Keep in mind always to play safe!
Eating in Athens can be much more than a food experience! It is very possible to find yourself eating and dancing at the same time, shouting 'Opa' and 'Yamas'!
As a cosmopolitan city, Athens features several restaurants that serve food from different parts of the world. Asian, Mexican & Indian are the three most popular international cuisines in the city.
If you are more into gourmet dining, dine at one of the high-end Athens restaurants located either in the center or along the romantic Athenian coastline.
For casual food, enjoy a freshly baked cheese pie in the morning, a quick meal with Greek souvlaki or gyros for lunch and some delicious street food (fresh bread with sausage and salad) after hours!
Delivery orders in Athens are even more popular than take outs! Recently, mobile applications offer the possibility for online delivery right from your phone. Download e-food or Deliveras apps.
Fine dining lovers will love the many Gourmet restaurants of Athens that offer beautiful terraces overlooking the Acropolis hill. You couldn't find a more perfect backdrop for your romantic dinner
The best way to experience authentic Greek cuisine, is to choose a restaurant where locals prefer to eat. These restaurants are usually cheaper as well.
Visiting a wine-bar in Athens is the perfect experience for every wine-lover. Athens is packed with marvelous wine-bars selling high-quality local and globally known wines!
Most of the luxury hotels in the heart of Athens are historic landmarks, with unique interior design and stunning views to the Acropolis. You will also find several smaller, Boutique hotels.
Kolonaki, the fashion district of Athens full of high-end boutiques, is recommended for luxury shopping. It is a posh meeting place, offering plenty of choices for coffee, drinks and dining as well.
The most popular shopping centre in the heart of Athens is 'Attica'. However, the biggest shopping mall is about 30 minutes by metro, called 'The Mall of Athens'.
The area of Plaka in the centre of Athens, is the best place to get a 'glimpse' to the previous centuries, since it preserves traditional architectural characteristics on a great level.
Apart from the amazing hotels in the centre of the city, a selection of high-end properties & Spa resorts can be found along the coastline of Athens, especially in the areas of Glyfada and Vouliagmeni
Keep in mind that in less than 30 minute-drive from the city center, you will find some amazing beaches with clear waters, which transform Athens into an ideal destination for summer holidays.
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