Athens is a sprawling city filled with numerous sightseeing attractions and entertainment venues. It is known for its tasty cuisine, its culture, and its history. However, there is one thing that you can say about the Greeks. They love their nightlife as much as they love a big meal during the day followed by an afternoon nap. What many visitors to the city don’t realize is that Athens has quite the nightlife scene that is equal to any of the more renowned hotspots in Europe.
Many of the bars and clubs in Athens are also cafés by day, turning into nightlife hotspots when the sun goes down. Be prepared for crowds that carry on until 5 am in the morning during the weekends of the peak tourist seasons. The following is our top picks for the best Athens nightlife spots to enjoy whenever you visit the city.
Balthazar – a hip hangout that is housed within a stately mansion and draws the beautiful Athenian socialites. It features a lantern-lit courtyard where you can enjoy the warm summer evenings while DJ’s provide the music.
Frame Bar – a bar-lounge-restaurant combination that features music provided by both guest and local DJ’s. It is located within the friendly confines of a beautiful boutique hotel known as the Saint George Lycabettus. The menu is comprised of finger foods and an expansive a la carte menu designed to provide you with a larger meal.
Island – this establishment is unbeatable where sophistication and style are concerned. It has been a favorite of Athenians for many years. You can sip on delicious cocktails while chilling out to the music or enjoy some of the tastiest Greek cuisine that you will find anywhere in the country. Additionally, there is a converted patio that is a Spanish style Tapas bar where you can enjoy the evening as well.
Galaxy – a chic bar located on the Hilton Hotel’s terrace which overlooks the Acropolis and where many celebrities frequent. You can enjoy different sounds of the world, sit on a comfortable sofa sipping your drink, and munch on some tasty Asian finger foods. Although the space is minimalist in nature, it extends into the restaurant that specializes in barbequed foods that are sure to please every palate. But the locals will all tell you that this is the best night spot for enjoying a cocktail, vodka drinks, or assorted whiskies.
Apsendi – a bar/restaurant combination that attracts some very chic individuals who are looking who are looking for a laid-back yet sophisticated evening out on the town. Mainstream music and a fusion menu are the key features of this establishment which is situated only 10 minutes from the heart of Athens. You’ll be entertained by a wide array of guest DJ’s, live music, and theme nights.
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