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Category Discover Athens

Athens is widely known for being the birthplace of democracy, home to the imposing Parthenon, the Pnyx Hill, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, and other remarkable ancient sites. Being a city drenched in history, the Greek capital attracts hordes of tourists from all around the world eager to visit the city’s museums and landmarks. And while discovering Athens’ historic monuments is a reason on its own to visit the Greek capital, the city offers much more than meets the eye. Athens features numerous hidden spots, outdoor places, and alternative districts that showcase the city’s rich past and current urban culture. Explore the non-touristy side of Athens and get a proper taste of life in the Greek capital. All you have to do is to follow the locals’ lead, go off the beaten path, and see the city like a real Athenian. Get to know the Athenian neighborhoods and attractions and discover some of the best day trips you can have from Athens. Also, don’t miss our detailed guides on how to travel from Athens to the Greek islands. Observe the city’s art culture beyond the museums and get lost in its narrow picturesque alleys. Athens is a fascinating city offering endless reasons to add it to your travel bucket list. Discover each one of them at Athens By Locals and let the capital of Greece enchant you.

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Attica City Link

Attica City Link: The Iconic Shopping Center of Athens

Attica City Link is one of Athens’s most famous shopping centers located on the border between Syntagma’s popular neighborhood and Kolonaki’s upscale neighborhood. For over 50 years, the Attica City Link has become home to the city’s most popular stores…

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Protogenous Street: Inside Athens’ Hippest Hangout

Hidden in plain sight in the colorful area of Psyrri, among touristy tavernas, budget hostels, and tailor workshops-turned-hookah bars, Protogenous is the city’s overnight sensation, a vibrant street that’s unceasingly jam-packed with bohemian glitterati, fashionable hipsters, and jet setters of…

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