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Are you traveling to Athens with your significant other and want to organize the perfect romantic date? Follow these 9 tips and experience an unforgettable day in the Greek capital. Even though Athens rarely tops the lists of the world’s most romantic cities, it has no shortage of things to do with your beloved one.
All you have to do is go off the beaten path and explore its secret corners and well-hidden places.
Watch the Sunset From Philopappos Hill
Philopappos Hill is a renowned tourist attraction, but head there at sunset with a picnic basket and a blanket and you’ll forget you’re atop an ancient site.
With the whole city at your feet and the colors of the falling sun painting the Athenian sky, the scenery is magical.
Make sure to have climbed up the Philopappos hill on time and stay until the sun has fully disappeared below the horizon.
Enjoy a Dinner at Laika Bar – Resto
Nestled in a narrow pedestrianized street in the area of Votanikos, Laika is the perfect place for a romantic dinner away from the crowds.
The small and cozy resto-bar serves traditional dishes with a modern twist in a low-profile atmosphere.
With checkered and polka dot tablecloths, wooden chairs, and dim lighting Laika looks more like a French bistro than a traditional Greek restaurant. Plus, its bar serves drinks until 2 am.
Take a look at the Athenian night sky at the National Observatory in Thissio.
Situated on the top of the Hill of the Nymphs, the National Observatory in Thissio is right opposite Acropolis’s sacred hill and it consists of three buildings that date to the 19th century.
A refracting telescope and a meridian circle -both functioning- are available to visitors to observe Attica’s sky.
If your significant other is an astronomy enthusiast make sure to also visit the Museum of Geoastrophysics. There, you’ll find a great collection divided into 4 categories (“Time and space”, “Astronomical observations”, “Meteorology” and “Seismology”) displaying instruments used in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Take a Walk at Flisvos Marina
Marina Flisvos at Paleo Faliro is a part of the famous Athens Riviera and it spans 3.800 square meters of housing shops, restaurants, and cafés overlooking the Mediterranean sea.
Grab a pizza at Napolitivo while enjoying the spectacular view or savor a refreshing drink at Cruiser Exclusive Bar.
And if you’re on budget worry not, you can still take your sweetheart to Flisvos Marina for your romantic date. Take a walk along the scenic promenade while enjoying a delicious ice cream from Haagen Dazs.
Keep an eye out on its official website for upcoming events and start your date with a dash of culture in the city’s most modern cultural center. Plus, it houses a 21-hectare green park ideal for a relaxed walk.
Hit One of the City’s Rooftops
Whether you’re going on a romantic date under the sunlight or late at night, the city’s rooftop terraces are always a great choice if you’re craving a refreshing drink.
There are many bars and restaurants around the city featuring rooftop terraces for all styles and tastes and all of them offer a captivating view.
GB Roof Garden and Galaxy Bar for a luxurious experience, Bios Rooftop for the alternative couple, and Couleur Locale if you’re looking for a modern, stylish place.
Take a Walk at the National Garden Coffee
The National Garden of Athens offers a tranquil and peaceful setting for a romantic walk in the heart of the city center.
The 15.5-hectare green oasis is situated right next to Syntagma square and it features 7,000 trees and 40,000 bushes of over 500 different plant varieties.
Once you’ve walked under Washingtonia palm trees, eucalyptus trees and Chinese trees of heaven take your sweetheart to the garden’s small, old-fashioned café for a traditional dessert accompanied by a cup of Greek coffee.
As you can see beyond its traffic-jammed streets and noisy districts, Athens has several well-hidden corners ideal for a romantic date.
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