An acquaintance with Athens will not be complete if you do not take a look at the city and its main attractions from the rooftops!
Discover the secrets of the Greek capital and experience Athens from a different perspective. Visit magnificent sights, taste Greek delicacies in their traditional and more modern versions, enjoy cocktails on the rooftop of a charming bar, wander around and immerse yourself in the rhythm of the ancient city.
A dizzying walk “with the breeze” will open fantastic panoramas. You will see the city from different angles, which you don’t know about, walking the earth in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks. In any city in the world, visiting the points with the best panoramic views is the way to leave a lasting impression of the trip. Being at the top, you can meet sunrises or admire sunsets. Or even take photographs that will take their rightful place in the collection. The Greek capital is ready to open from an unusual angle, you just need to find the right point.
Athenian rooftops are the “life” of the city, where people watch the magical atmosphere in the light of day, when the city turns into a white canvas, illuminated in the rays of the sun. In the evening, the capital shimmers in multi-colored lights, where the main character is the handsome Parthenon, in the distance you can see the reflection of the sea with ships, the silhouettes of mountains under the starry sky – a spectacle that is unique in its beauty.
Greece is located in a seismically active region, due to which vibrations of the earth’s crust often occur, including “shakes” and Athens. Therefore, you will rarely see multi-storey buildings, moreover, in each district of the capital a certain number of storeys is allowed, which I will definitely tell you about. But as you know, there are exceptions to every rule.
Fortunately, there are skyscrapers, safe and comfortable, located at different heights and in different parts of Athens, from where all the main sights of the city can be seen from the rooftops. The roofs will help me to tell about them, because the antiquities will lie at a glance! The metamorphosis of roofs is that familiar or seen sights appear as if hovering above the earth, which is more than 6000 years old.
Rooftops will be businesslike, romantic, cultural-historical, relaxing, inspiring and, of course, photogenic! The main thing – before the tour, do not forget to fully charge the camera. I assure you, you will take pictures non-stop! During the walk, we will climb several rooftops, one of which is included in the top 10 best rooftop bars in the world according to one prestigious travel magazine, others, less known in international circles, but widely popular among the Athenians, personally verified by me and time!
If desired, we can stay longer on any of the roofs we like, slowly enjoy the beauty with a cup of Greek coffee or tea, or stronger drinks. Suitable for everyone who loves “original” walks, because it’s much more interesting to get to know the city!
And there are more than enough great options for where to go: with a view of the Acropolis and Mikrolimano, with dishes from a famous chef serving the best cocktail of the city, with excellent national cuisine and many other features. We hope this review of the five terraces will allow you to choose a place to your liking.