Have a Romantic Getaway in Athens
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Athens is the largest city in Greece, and it is one of those places that is fully modern while also having a strong tie to the past. This provides a romantic backdrop that makes the city an ideal destination for a couple looking for a romantic getaway. The city is rich in sites to see and experiences to be shared. Here are some of the things you can enjoy while here:
Try Food and Drink
When spending time in Athens, Greece, you will want to experience authentic Greek foods, meals, and drinks. If you like cheese, make sure to try feta. Feta is the cheese that Greece is most known for. It pairs well with bread or salad. If you’re a fan of sweets, you’ll want to try the Greek dessert called baklava.
Baklava is a light pastry with a delicious honey flavor. A romantic meal wouldn’t be complete without wine. A couple of Greek wines to try are Vinsanto and Assyrtiko. Many restaurants around Athens offer wonderful views and music that will add to the ambiance of your date.
Take a Day Trip
A romantic trip to Athens wouldn’t be complete without exploring the surrounding areas. If you’re looking to escape the city for a quiet couple’s adventure, you have plenty of options. Lounging on the beach can be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Getting to nearby beaches can be done by ferry to the small, beautiful island of Aegina. If you’re interested in history, consider visiting Ancient Mycenae, the Delphi Archaeological Site, or Ancient Corinth. Hydra Island should be on your to-do list. No cars are allowed on Hydra and the island has a traditional feel to it.
Enjoy a Beach Bar
Spending time at a beach bar can make a fun date. Some beach bars feature live music and DJ parties. Imagine listening to music from the comfort of your sunbeds while sipping on cocktails and enjoying a meal or snacks. Other beach bars feature swimming pools, water parks, and even gardens to explore. If you’re interested in trying new cocktails, wine, beer, meals, and desserts, you’ll want to seek out a beach bar in Athens.
Spend Time on Mount Lycabettus
Located in Athens, Mount Lycabettus makes the perfect romantic destination for any couple and you don’t have to travel far to get there. Mount Lycabettus is 300 meters above sea level, which means you’ll have a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding area. Mount Lycabettus is the perfect way to end a romantic date as it offers a spectacular view of the Greek sunset. There is an open air theatre and ruins to explore on Mount Lycabettus as well.
Explore the City
There are plenty of other things to do in Athens, as well. Monastiraki is where you will find a large traditional flea market, where you are sure to find a trinket to take home as a souvenir of your romantic getaway. Monastiraki is also home to Hadrian’s Library. Animal lovers will want to spend time at the Attica Zoological Park. If you prefer spending time in nature, the National Gardens is ideal and features a small zoo.
The city of Athens provides plenty of romantic experiences to enjoy as a couple!
Categorized in: About Athens, Greece, Greek Travel Guide
This post was written by Greek Boston
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