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ATHENS NIGHTLIFE

Athens Nightlife - Everywhere you look there are small tables under umbrellas filled with people. There are many bars around Gr. Lambraki street in Glyfada also around Exarchia Square and towards Streffi hill, Plaka, Kydathineon Street, and Kifissia in the north areas of Athens is the place to be for the night time scene. Greek bouzouki tavernas can be found around in Plaka or in night clubs along Syngrou and Possidonos Avenues towards the south coast with offerings of traditional Greek food aswell.

 
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The Greeks themselves keep late hours, so shops and are often open until 9 in the evening and some restaurants, clubs and cafes stay open until late into the night, often until the last person leaves. Many in Athens don’t eat their main meal until late in the evening, and there are many restaurants and taverns offering live music from guitar and bouzouki to a whole orchestra right into the night. There are many great live clubs covering a range of different music as well as the more “traditional” bouzouki clubs where you can dance on the tables and throw plates at the walls. One of the best ways to spend an evening in Athens is to go to one of the outdoor cine venues - many of the cinemas show films in their original language as Greece does not dub foreign films into the Greek language. Outdoors they are a refuge from the heat of the night.

Inoteka
3 Avissynias Square, Monastiraki,
Telephone +30 210 324 6446
A small café bar right in the centre of the Monastiraki Flea Market. It offers excellent cocktails and a range of music; it also has an extensive selection of excellent Greek wines. In the afternoon, you can visit Inoteka for Greek coffee, pastries and light snacks

Bairaktaris
2 Monastiraki Square, Monastiraki
Telephone +30 210 321 3036
Bairaktaris is a great venue with live guitar players and it has a nice menu of traditional Greek dishes, such as kebabs. You can also get a takeaway from this restaurant with an interesting décor.

Scholarheion
14 Tripodon, Plaka
Telephone +30 210 324 7605
This is a quieter romantic restaurant run by its owners. The menu is based on traditional Greek cuisine and it has a most attractive interior.

Balthazar
27 Tsocha Street
Telephone +30 210 641 2300
One of the classier restaurants in Athens and also one of the more expensive. But with its amazing décor and very interesting menue with Greek dishes based on such as lamb, fish, octupus, etc it is well worth a visit. A neoclassical style bar with an impressive interior and attractive courtyard. The menu includes items such as double-cooked lamb, grouper with risotto, and octopus flavored with truffle oil.

The Half-Note Jazz Club
17 Trivonianou St
Telephone +30 210 921 3310
If jazz is your interest, make a visit ot this Club which specialises in jazz music with live performances most nights from various performers of different jazz styles.

Parafono
1 S. Kirinis str and 130a Asklipiou str
Telephone +30 210 644-6512
This venue concentrates on live jazz and blues music. It is frequented by local jazz enthusiasts and have an excellent schedule of live music.

Cine Paris
Kidathineon 22, Athens
Telephone +30 210 322 2071
Want an open air cinema, this one is right in the centre of Plaka and has a wide range of cine offerings.

   
 
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