My Top 10 Things to do in Athens – on a layover

Posted on August 8, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

IMG_9362

Please note this article is partially outdated – please refer to my new post – My favorite 15 Things To Do Athens instead.

Things to do in Athens – Understand about Athens

Athens is a fascinating city – it’s rather ugly and feels more like Dakar than a European capital. It’s hot, dirty and crowded. However Athens keeps surprising me with amazing food, coffee, scenic places and some of the best cultural sights in Europe.

IMG_9454

IMG_9455

IMG_9456

IMG_9457

IMG_9366

Harvest Coffee & Wine

A bit north of Monastiraki – hidden in a pedestrian zone – is this fantastic spot that serves desserts prepared by a Michelin star pasty chef. The coffee and or wine is excellent too.

TAF Coffee

TAF Coffee is an an unassuming location that looks a bit like Dakar again. The coffee is fantastic and it is a great place to find a respite from the Athens heat.

Mirch

Indian inspired souvlaki is what this place specializes in – you can also just call it Tandoori. It is very close to the Agora and easy to find from there. The Tandoori salad and the Tandoori itself were fantastic. The Chicken Tikka Masala was just ok – the masala sauce isn’t the Mirch’ strong suit. Come here for a delicious and inexpensive break from Greek cuisine while in Athens.

IMG_9453

4 / 5 stars     


About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

This post has been tagged with:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Don't miss - more topics from Mighty Travels

AAdvantage | Aegean Airlines | Aeromexico | Aeroplan | Air Canada | Air China | Air France | Air France/KLM Flying Blue | Air India | Air New Zealand | AirAsia | AirBnB | Airline Reviews | Alaska Airlines | Alaska Mileage Plan | Alitalia | American Airlines | American Express | American Express Membership Rewards | ANA | Asia Miles | Asiana Airlines | Avianca | Avios | Avis | Award Booking | Bank Bonuses | Best coffee | Best Rate Guarantee | Best Western | British Airways (BA) | Capital One | Cash Back Deals | Cathay Pacific Reviews | Chase Sapphire Reserve | Chase Ultimate Rewards | Cheap flights | Cheap Passport Photos | Cheap Visas | Checking Accounts/ Bank Bonuses | China Airlines Review | Choice Hotels | Choice Privileges | Citibank | Club Carlson / Radisson | Credit Card Deals | Currency Arbitrage | Delta Airlines | Delta Skymiles | Destinations & Inspiration | Emirates Reviews & Skywards | Error Fares / Mistake Fares | Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest | Expedia Coupons | Fare Monitoring Service | Frequent Flyer Programs | Fuel surcharges | Getaround | Google ITA Matrix | Hainan Airlines | Hawaiian Airlines | HHonors | Hilton Honors | Hilton Hotels | Hotel Corporate Codes | Hotel Deals | Hotel Friends & Family Discounts | Hotel Loyalty Programs | Hotel Reviews | Hyatt | Iberia | IHG Rewards Club | Immigration & Airport Security | Immunization | Japan Airlines | Jetblue TrueBlue | Krisflyer | Lifemiles | Lounge Reviews | Low Cost Airlines | Lufthansa Miles and More | Malaysia Airlines | Manufactured Spend | Marriott Hotels | Mighty Travels Premium | Mileage Plus | Mistake Fares | Mountain Gorillas | Norwegian | Online Shopping Mall Deals | Orbitz Coupons & Deals | Priority Pass Lounges | Qantas | Qatar Airways | Radisson Rewards | Rapid Rewards | Ryanair | Saudia | Singapore Airlines | South African Airways | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Sri Lankan | StarHOT | StarwoodONE | ThankYou Points | Things to Do (City Guides) | TOP Travel Destinations | Travel Agent Rate | Travel Deals | Travel Insurance | Travel News | Travel Tech | Turkish Airlines Review | Uber | United Airlines | United Mileage Plus | World of Hyatt | Wyndham Hotels | Wyndham Rewards |