Athens restaurants, shops and accommodation.
Athens (Greece), the city named after the goddess Athena, is a beautiful city.
In present days, the city looks like all the megalopolis with the difference that the Acropolis, the most important site and heritage of the ancient Greece glory, still stands proudly and overlooks the newly built and busy town.
The city of Athens Greece, despite its actual disorganized appearances, has much to offer to the visitor.
The Greeks love to eat. The food is not like Mexican or Indian, nothing is so spicy you can't eat it and the seasonings they use are the very same ones you have in your kitchen. But everything is delicious! It's better to go to small restaurants with somebody who knows very well the city or lives there. We where recommended one of the Athens hotel staff and he showed us the best restaurants and taverns, which like the Greeks. There are many restaurants and bars within walking distance from the hotel.
It is modern, but not less romantic as well, it has busy streets and squares, places where movement never stops, but one can easily find little alleys in quiet, peaceful neighborhoods, such as Plaka and Mets.
Whether one wishes to broaden his/her cultural horizon or just to have fun, Athens is the place to be! Musical events range from opera and classical music at the Megaron Mousikis (Athens Concert Hall) to Greek music played at all sorts of different places (taverns, concert halls, nightclubs), to rock or pop concerts, to Ethnic music events, to Jazz concerts, everything is there!
Athens offers a large variety of shops, from quaint little shops selling antiques, curiosities and jewelry, to fashionable shops selling well-known designer's clothes and objects.