Nightlife in Athens
You may start your evening out at one of the select restaurants or one of the distinctive Greek tavernas located in every neighborhood of the city. The atmosphere in Greek restaurants is relaxed and friendly and the food is excellent. You may go to a taverna with live Greek music, or one of hundreds of popular bars, clubs, and night spots where the orchestra plays all types of music. You can find bars in all central areas (such as Karytsi Square, Gazi, St. Irini Square, Kolonaki, Syntagma and many others), and all the suburbs, (among others, Kifisia, Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Voula, Varkiza). It is said that a night out at a place with live bouzouki music is an unforgettable experience. Make a point of going out to bouzoukia while you’re here, you’ll listen to popular Greek music, sing, dance and have a great time. Athens nightlife is just overflowing with modern, bohemian, ethnic, Latin, dance, rock, fashion and mainstream bars, lounges and clubs. Go out and have fun, Athens nightlife is waiting for you.
At Psyri you will find some of Athens' hottest clubs and bars. Large and small, they play all types of music from Greek, rock and ethnic to Latin, pop and jazz. Psyri has become an Athenian favorite. A tour to Athens nightlife would not be complete without a visit to the industrial district of Gazi. Many art galleries, mainstream bars, restaurants, clubs and Greek nightclubs here (featuring live Greek pop singers), are trademarked by their industrial design as many of them are housed in remodeled -- and once abandoned -- factories. Gazi is one of the trendiest neighborhoods of Athens nightlife.
Plaka - Monastiraki are two ancient, historic and all-time classic Athenian neighborhoods popular with visitors, they do not have many big dance clubs and bars, but offer lively, traditional places to enjoy Greek culture year-round as well as several rock and jazz clubs.
To truly experience modern Athens nightlife, we recommend spending a few hours at a Greek nightclub with live Greek music. You will find plenty of nightclubs with live Greek music along Syngrou Avenue and at the industrial strips of Iera Odos and Pireos Street in Gazi. In the summer months, the action moves to Poseidonos Avenue and the coastal towns of Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni.
Kolonaki is a staple dining and entertainment destination, catering to the city's urban working professionals who enjoy an after work cocktail at many of its bars that are open - and busy - until after midnight, even on weekdays. The clubs here are also very chic.
11 Kalamiotou & Athinaidos Sts., Kapnikarea
tel.: +30 210 323 4095
bar / theater / arts
32-34 Voutadon St., Gazi
tel.: 210 346 0347
Gorgeous night view of the Acropolis and the idle chimneys of Technopolis from the ample terrace of the roof but also the spacious interiors, with well-chosen music selections. Well-made good-sized cocktails, and Mediterranean finger food.
|Hard Rock Cafe Athens |
Celebrate the rock-and-roll lifestyle during your visit to Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece. Dine with your choice of a 2- or 3-course meal at the Hard Rock Cafe Athens, on Adrianou Street, the oldest commercial street of Athens since the deep antiquity and just a stone’s throw away from the historic city center,