DISCOVER GREECE | HAVE A GREEKEND IN ATHENS
A delicious visit to Athen’s museums
Beautiful atriums and courtyards, balconies with breathtaking views and green gardens have been shaped as part of museum premises in Athens and promise to offer you relaxing spots before or after your culture-oriented visits. You can visit the restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Acropolis Museum, where the selected daily dishes are inspired by traditional recipes based on seasonal ingredients. An urban garden hides between the ground floor and the first floor of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. The atrium of the B&E Goulandris Café-Restaurant is an oasis of greenery in the heart of the city. Discover the minimal restaurant in this building of the Benaki Museum and enjoy mouthwatering confectionery or light meals and sandwiches. The atrium is a popular meeting place for museum fans during the warm months of the year.
The most emblematic neighbourhood in Athens
The “core” of the historic centre of Athens is the Plaka neighbourhood, which has been inhabited without interruption since antiquity. When you walk through the narrow labyrinthine streets lined, you will have the impression of travelling with a “time machine”. You will encounter ancient monuments, such as the Lysikrates Monument, the Roman Agora and Hadrian’s Library. There are also some interesting museums such as Folk Art & Popular Musical Instruments, lots of picturesque tavernas, cafés, bars, as well as shops selling souvenirs and traditional Greek products.
48 hours in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki is the ideal destination if you are in the mood for a weekend excursion or a three-day trip. Here are a few tips about how to make the most of your available time even if you can only spend a few hours there. Go shopping in the city centre, take a walk along the seafront and see Kastra, enjoy your meal in busy local tavernas in the market area or along the old waterfront and visit the city museums. Note that distances are short enough, so the time will be enough for you to see it all at an easy pace.
Thessaloniki of the Arts
Thessaloniki has a long history in theatre and cinema. The National Theatre of Northern Greece, and other private schools and troupes, have all participated in the city’s theatrical activities. The city attracts cinema fans and filmmakers especially for the annual Thessaloniki Film Festival. Thessaloniki’s cityscape has featured in films and documentaries, as filmmakers have chosen it many times as a setting for their creations. In Thessaloniki you will find more than 80 private galleries hosting the work of artists, mostly newcomers. The School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is among the most important in Europe. Great artists in visual and performing arts exhibit their work in Thessaloniki, and the city’s art venues are a great way to get acquainted with their creations.