Athens, Greece is an ancient city, full of monuments of old. It is also a modern European metropolis, with a very active cultural scene and nightlife. It is one of the best tourist destinations in the world and millions of people visit it all year round – and here’s why…
If you’re a travel blogger or you just love the ‘gram then Athens has to be at the top of your next getaway. Athens offers great opportunities for photos, Instagram posts, and Stories. Most regions and neighbourhoods in Athens are guaranteed to get your followers double-clicking.
The literal heart of Athens, Psirri is a neighbourhood that has it all! It is very difficult to advise on what to take photos of in Psirri because everything is Instagrammable!
- Unusual decorations in cafes, restaurants, and thematic pastry shops
- Beautifully crafted and shaped food, drinks, and pastry of all kinds
- Old, incredibly beautiful, and iconic mansions, some of which are now housing stylish boutique hotels like Ederlezi Boutique Hotel Athens
- Artistically significant works of street art and murals by internationally acclaimed artists
- Lights and sounds of the rich and vibrant nightlife
- Small shops of handmade artefacts, sold as souvenirs to tourists
- Workshops of artisans and craftsmen of stone, wood and metal, some of whom are the last of their kind
- Old, perfectly preserved artefacts of great economic and historic value in one of the many legal antique shops
- Views of the Acropolis of Athens and the surrounding area from the roof gardens such as the Ederlezi Boutique Hotel roof garden
Psirri is and always will be the beating heart of Athens. Its sights and sounds are going to generate many “hearts” on Instagram. Take our word for it!
Plaka – Acropolis
The cradle of Western Civilization! The symbol of democracy, philosophy and reason. Synonymous with Athens and Greece in general, the Acropolis is one of the most photographed monuments in the world! Whether you are a tourist or a business traveler, you cannot visit Athens without coming to the Acropolis. An Instagram post of you in the Acropolis is proof of your visit to magnificent Athens! It is a highlight of your travels in general. It is a great memory that will follow you throughout your life!
As a bonus, there’s the New Acropolis Museum, one of the 10 best in the world. With its futuristic, yet at the same time classic architecture, is a place made for Instastories. And don’t forget Plaka! How should you? Little promenades, steps, small but incredibly old Orthodox churches, mansions, the first University of Greece, traditional taverns. It’s like an island town, but it is the older continuously-inhabited neighbourhood of Europe! We really don’t think that Instagram has the server capacity to hold all the beautiful pictures you can get!
The centremost part of Athens, Syntagma sq. is the site of the Greek Parliament. A majestic building with the Greek Flag always flying, it’s the perfect photo to inform your friends you’re in Athens! The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the Presidential Guard (“the Evzones”); The National Gardens, with a great variety of flora and serene artificial lakes; the Pillars of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian Gate; the Zappeion conference center and the Zappeion gardens with their unique concepts of statues. Some of your best Instastories await!
A residential neighbourhood quite near Sytnagma, Pangrati has a unique trait: It is the site of the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896! It is a place of unparalleled significance for sports and the ideals they represent all over the world. Thousands of athletes, amateurs, and professionals alike undertake a “pilgrimage” of shorts each year to the stadium. If you have ever played any kind of sport, the view of the Panatheinaic Stadium in your Instagram feed is a must!
Ancient Athenians were masters of the Mediterranean, and if you see the coastline of Athens, you’ll understand why! With blue as far as the eye can see, picturesque piers, and hi-caliber hotels, the Athens Riviera is a majestic sight. Photos of the tranquil sea, of the scenic promenades along the coast and of the modern buildings of great shipping companies; The busy Piraeus port with the ferries that lead to the Islands; The magnificence of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre; Dancing in a premium club by the sea; You may be near water, but your Instagram will be on fire!
The northern suburbs of Athens are more upscale. Great malls with hundreds of shops and food outlets; iconic buildings like the OTE Tower and the Glass Tower (immortalized for decades in a popular Greek soap opera); the Kifissia Park with its annual Flower Expo; extremely expensive cars; exclusive cafes and restaurants; old mansions of great business families and politicians, in which economic and political history was made. An Instagram feed of luxury, beauty and grace. Your Instagram feed!