1. Experience Athens like a Local
2. A treasured experience at Odeon of Herodes Atticus
3. The magic of Athenian Open-Air Cinemas
4. Afternoon Stroll at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
5. Beautiful Vistas and Fine-Dining at Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens
6. Party Under the Full-Moon at Island Club Restaurant
Imagine a seaside refuge illuminated by the goldish red color of the moon, perched atop a hill overlooking the azure bay of the Athenian riviera. Island Club & Restaurant was named after its unique architecture, resembling a luxurious corner of a Cycladic island where fusion cuisine mixes with a well-curated wine cellar, innovative cocktails and exclusive crowds. In September, join jetsetters from around the world and mingle with the cream of Athenian society to enjoy the famous full moon party that’s the talk of the town.
7. Morning Coffee at Athénée, Where the Old and the New Athens Meet
This is perhaps Athens’s most sophisticated café and it’s been a gathering place for politicians, film stars and intellectuals alike since 1939. Formerly known as Zonars, Athénée, on the legendary corner of Voukourestiou and Panepistimiou, today this venue has been refurbished, combining timeless sophistication with a contemporary twist. Try its swanky brunches, lip-smacking pastries and classy treats, and visit before 11 to have your eggs Benedict before the crowds emerge.
8. The Last Dive in the Natural Lake of the Athenian Riviera
Lake Vouliagmeni is a natural thermal spa in the southernmost tip of the city that promises a unique rejuvenating experience. Although the lake’s waters are warm throughout the year, September makes spending some time here all the more pleasant as the outside temperature is milder compared to the summer months. The lake is a one-of-a-kind geological phenomenon and its imposing rock, underwater tunnels and verdant landscape create an idyllic setting that is perfect for you to relax and unwind.
9. Pink Sunsets at the Temple of Poseidon
It is said that September is the month when Greek sunsets really come alive and fill the skies with golden rays and pinkish hues. Standing at the majestic temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, you can marvel at the evening sky as the sun sets and lights the sky ablaze.
Insider’s tip: the sunset at Cape Sounio has been voted among the most impressive ones in Greece.
10. Gaze at the Stars from the National Observatory
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the city center, the National Observatory of Athens is a secret hiding in plain sight. Irresistibly serene, and easily accessible, a visit to the observatory will fill you with a sense of wonder as you sit amidst the quiet setting and gaze up at the starry night sky.