One of the mainstays of the Athens clubbing scene since 2009, DYBBUK combines stunning New York-inspired interiors and glamorous stage spectacles with cutting edge house DJs. Based in the cosmopolitan area of Kolonaki, it attracts the city’s beautiful people and a vibrant crowd of trendsetters. It’s one for the true party animals too, as things really get going in the early hours, carrying on right up until 8am at weekends.
Nestled in the attractive Monastiraki neighbourhood of Athens, Ciel is the place to go for a delicious combination of top notch cocktails and a stylish blend of funk, jazz, disco and house music. Like most of the city’s top nightspots, this keeps going into the wee small hours, with stylish vibes and an eclectic soundtrack from resident and guest DJs.
Billed as an ‘Athenian mega-club’, this huge converted factory is named after Hollywood star and reportedly part-owned by Lindsay Lohan, having been opened by her rumoured boyfriend Dennis Papageorgiou. As you’d expect from a club frequented by Hollywood A-listers, the inside is suitably decked out with glamorous VIP areas, as well as top of the range lighting and sound, a huge dancefloor and stages for decadent acrobatics and dancers, live acts and international DJs. This is one place that really knows how to party.
Athens Sports Bar
Whether you are cheering on your favourite football team or watching an international sporting event, Athens Sports Bar has a great atmosphere and good food for you to enjoy with your friends.
An authentic and laid-back hangout by day perfect for those hangovers, later transforming into a vibrant and energetic bar open to the early hours.
Centrally located, Bretto’s has tons of character and a history that spans over a century. Colorful bottles of liquor line the walls and a funky decor will make sure you and your friends have a night you won’t forget.
For all you cultural buffs, Athens is sure to delight - it’s the very basis of where modern civilisation and democracy came from. Sitting in the centre of Athens are it’s most symbolic and historically important monuments. They’re all within easy walking distance from one another so it makes for a great half day for those wanting to get a little culture fix in between activities and nights out.
Parthenon - This former temple was constructed in dedication to the goddess Athena. It’s become a symbol of both ancient Greece and western civilisation. It is regarded as the birthplace of modern Democracy. Not too shabby.
Acropolis - The ancient citadel that rises proudly above the city on a rocky outcrop is hard to miss! It is very much a symbol of Greek legacy as well as an incredible architectural structure of classical Greece and its power
Temple of Hephaestus - Who is this Hephaestus you say? Well he was the patron god of metal working, craftsmanship and fire. Therefore it seems apt that we should all admire the craftsmanship of such a temple. It remains relatively intact for something that was constructed some 2400 years ago.
Few crumbs of knowledge
- Greece uses the Euro
- In Athens most places will have signs/menus in both latin and greek scripts, but it’s something to be aware of should you find yourself a little lost!
- Average cost of a pint in Athens is about 3 euros
- Hello and thankyou is “Efharisto”. Also, just to throw a bit of confusion in there, yes and no are pronounced as opposites. Yes is né - which sounds like 'no' or 'nah' to English speakers. No is ókhi - which sounds like 'okay' to English speakers. Good luck with that
- Best times to go - depending on your preference, late summer is a good time as locals are returning back from the islands and the social scene starts hotting up