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Luxury Vacation in Athens
14 Sep 2023

The city of Athens is popular all around the globe for its rich history, culture, and vibrant lifestyle. Those who visit will be spoiled for choice when deciding what types of activities and entertainment they choose to enjoy. For all the foodies out there, Athens caters to so many different tastes and preferences, ranging from rooftop bars and restaurants, to traditional taverns, many different international cuisines, as well as gourmet restaurants and venues that cater to those with more extravagant tastes and desires.

The country's capital is full of all types of luxurious hotels, apartments, spas, and establishments, perfectly suited to those seeking VIP treatment, and who want to make this vacation one they will remember for a lifetime. When it comes to shopping and designer items, there are so many stores available with all types of brands and products, which would be enough to please even the most demanding shoppers. There are many interesting art galleries and museums to visit as well as the famous ancient attractions such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Ancient Agora. Today we will take a look into the different ways visiting Athens can be a truly luxurious vacation for everyone to enjoy.

Five star hotels, spas, customized tours, glamorous venues and interesting locations are all at your fingertips when spending time in this city. Fancy night clubs and chic bars are open till the early hours of the morning for those looking for a night out on the town. During your time in Athens you will have the opportunity to explore many different types of destinations and immerse yourself in the rich culture, history, and wonderful lifestyle of the Athenians. We will take a quick look at the variety and options you have available when deciding where to dine.


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Athens has so many different venues available when it comes to wining and dining. Some establishments are located on the beachside, while others are on rooftops with exceptional views, and many more are scattered throughout the town. From Michelin star restaurants to Mediterranean fusion, the gastronomy scene is astounding. Below are just some of the possible restaurants you may visit during your time in Athens.

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Two talented chefs have put together a la carte menu with generous portions in a lovely neo-classical building with a dining room and small courtyard. Here guests can enjoy a variety of dishes, salads, and a large selection of wines.


This venue is located just below the Acropolis in the area of Thissio, it has breathtaking views of the Parthenon and interesting sights and things to see in this particular area of Athens. Here you will find traditional Greek cuisine with many different dishes, as well as a good selection of Greek wines.


This well renowned establishment had recently been renovated and has served the rich and famous since 1939. Nowadays it offers its guests a lovely ambience and elegant interior decor, with flavors ranging from sushi, traditional Greek dishes, as well as many more delicious surprises.


With a glorious view of the Saronic Gulf this restaurant is located in a truly magical location and is worth the visit for the view alone. It offers a fusion of Mediterranean, French, and Japanese cuisine. It is a lovely change of scenery and is located outside of the city center in a coastal suburb, and is ideal for a long relaxing lunch or evening dinner.

Michelin starred restaurants in Athens


Only restaurant in the country with 2 Michelin stars, focuses on contemporary French cuisine, and the restaurant itself has a lovely courtyard and beautiful interior for romantic evenings and special occasions.


With a beautiful terrace and a wonderful view, this establishment is a Michelin star venue, which focuses on pushing Greek flavors to the next level with exceptional ingredients and a chef who has mastered his craft in some of the most demanding kitchens in the world. Definitely should be on your list if fine dining is what you are after.

Varoulko Seaside (1 Michelin star).

One of the first restaurants in Greece to receive a Michelin star, located in Piraeus, this venue specializes in fish and seafood and prides itself on extremely fresh produce which the head chef personally hand picks from local markets. It has a lovely view of the sea and is definitely worth a visit during your stay in the capital.

When deciding to take a night out in the town you will have a truly unique and wonderful experience with all the different ways you can enjoy a night out in Athens. Most luxury hotels and apartments offer exceptional views of the city and usually have exceptional roof gardens, restaurants and bars. Some of the more famous are the Galaxy Bar of the Hilton, while others offer incredible views of the Parthenon such as the penthouses of the King George and the Perianth Hotel. Athens also has its fair share of outdoor cinemas which are very popular amongst the locals, where some even serve meals directly to your seat while you watch the movie.

The Athens Riviera is also a wonderful stretch of coast you can choose to explore during your stay here. Golden sand beaches, resorts, beach bars and clubs are all at your disposal to explore and enjoy. Probably the most cosmopolitan and well developed suburb on the coast would be Glyfada. This area is filled with posh restaurants, bars, and all the shopping visitors can imagine. One of the most popular ways to explore the coast is by sailing aboard a luxury catamaran. Most begin by exploring the Athenian coast, for instance Sounion where the temple of Poseidon sits on a cliff overlooking the sea. Most catamaran vacations involve island hopping in the Saronic or Cyclades islands. This is why many who choose this style of vacation will either explore Athens on their arrival or decide to leave exploring the city for once they return from their sailing vacation.

By combining all the luxurious activities and places at your disposal in this beautiful city with a luxury catamaran trip, you are sure to have a vacation of a lifetime. When booking a luxury catamaran charter you will have dedicated and trusted crew members like a skipper and hostess. They will have incredible insight and knowledge of the area of Athens and the places you will be visiting. During your exploration of the Greek Islands they will be able to guide you away from the usual tourist traps and towards a more authentic and traditional Greek sailing vacation. This way you will have a chance to see the country as a local while discovering the secret hotspots, delicious local taverns, and everything this beautiful country has to offer. Not to mention remote locations, secluded bays, and some of the most incredible swimming spots available on the globe.


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