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Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

insider tips

  • Marvel at the views from Lycabettus Hill and get there by taking the furnicular, or if you are feeling energetic run up to the summit.
  • Get glammed up following a tour of Kolonaki‚Äôs shops.
  • Eat until your heart is content at one of the quaint rustic tavernas in Plaka.

what we think

Since the homecoming of the Olympic flame in 2004, Athens’ social batteries have been recharged. Previously, visitors to this ancient city might only have stayed long enough to see the mighty Parthenon and enjoy some saganaki in the Plaka en route to Mykonos. However, Athens now boasts some of the hippest boutique hotels and its nightlife rivals some of the more well-known hotspots in the Greek Islands.