Athens Things to do

Although it is most famous as a sightseeing place, visitors can also practice many other Things to do in Athens. The city center of Athens has many shopping streets and districts that regularly have offers. Ermou Street is the most famous shopping street in Athens, while the district of Kolonaki has shops of international brands.

Over the last years, the coasts of Attica are developing as tourist places for foreigners, not only for Athenians who have holiday homes there. This is how many sports centers have made their appearance, from water sports and windsurfing centers to horse riding and diving centers.
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We have selected below the best things to do in Athens but you can find more in the following sections: Sightseeing, Tours & Activities, Beaches, Neighbourhoods, Eat & Drink, Sports, Shopping, Wellness, Workshops & other.

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Discover the best things to do in Athens

  • +140 Things to See
    Discover the sightseeings, neighbourhoods, beaches of the town.
  • +200 Restaurants & Bars
    Discover our selection with the best restaurants, cafe and bars in the city.
  • Tours & Activities
    Discover our tours in Athens and to most famous sighseeing in Greece.
  • Island hopping from Athens
    Discover the Greek islands with our packages starting from Athens: Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and more.
  • Diving in Athens
    Scuba diving in Athens is getting popular over the last years due to the rich sea bottom.
  • Shopping
    Athens has a multitude of shops and shopping centers. Discover the most famous spots.
  • Festivals & Events
    Discover the festivals, religious feasts and cultural events in Athens.
  • Open Air Cinema
    Enjoy a movie in one of the open-air cinemas of the town.
  • Clubbing
    Discover the best music clubs in Athens and party till the morning!
  • Hammam
    While visiting Athens, take a break and relax with a traditional Turkish hammam.
  • Massage & Spa
    While visiting Athens, take a break and relax with a massage.
  • Wineries
    Discover the wine tradition of the region in some of the best wineries.
  • Hiking
    The region offers many hiking opportunities as it is surrounded by mountains.
  • Yoga
    Experience the diversity of the Athenian natural landscape with yoga classes.
  • Workshops
    Discover some creative workshops in Athens: Photography, cooking & painting.
  • Windsurfing
    Windsurfing is popular in Athens, especially at the beaches of Schinias and Marathon.
  • Watersports
    Although there are many beaches in Athens, watersports centers are few.
  • Horseback riding
    Few horse riding centers are found in the suburbs of Athens and offer nice walks.
  • Sailing around
    Discover the nearby islands of the Argo Saronic islands: Aegina, Poros and more.
  • Golf
    Discover Glyfada Golf Club located in the southern suburbs of Athens.
  • Ancient Drama performance
    Enjoy an original Ancient Drama performance with English, French or on-demand overtitles
  • Casino
    Discover the famous casino of Athens, perched on the Parnitha mountain.
  • Get married!
    Get married in one of the most historical capitals of Europe!
  • Buy a House
    Have a look in our list with real estate agencies in Athens that can help you find or construct your perfect home there.