Served by the Athens Metro (Line 2 – the red line) as well as multiple bus links, at Novus City Hotel you have Athens’ main sights and attractions (such as museums, theatres, entertainment venues and shopping districts) – all at your fingertips. Our concierge staff is happy to guide you and enhance your experience of Athens, so do not hesitate to ask us!
We are conveniently located within a short walking distance from major cultural attractions such as the National Archaeological Museum, Omonia Square, Syntagma Square & Ermou Street (high street for shopping), Plaka (the old town), Monastiraki (flea market), the Ancient Agora, the Parthenon on the Acropolis and the brand new Museum of Acropolis, a true cultural jewel that showcases the most important artefacts and monuments of Ancient Greece.
Museum & the arts
Athens boasts extraordinary museums and galleries with exhibitions from ancient to modern Greece, local arts and culture, such as:
- The Acropolis Museum
- Museum at the Αncient Agora of Athens – Stoa of Attalοu
- Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos
- Athens Railway Museum
- National Archaeological Museum
- Benaki Museums
- Botanical Museum at the National Gardens
- Byzantine and Christian Museum
- War Museum
- Cycladic Art Museum
- Goulandris National History Museum
- National Museum of Contemporary Art
Athens is buzzing with retail shops, luxury & department stores and bazaars / flea markets to accommodate all consumer needs for international retail shopping and also for local souvenirs and produce.
Kolonaki district is the hot meeting point of the elite Athenian community. Located between “Syntagma” and “Evangelismos” metro stations, it boasts a plethora of hip cafés and eateries, as well as neoclassical boutiques of the greatest and world famous greek and international fashion designers. Take a break at Kolonaki Square, walk through Anagnostopoulou, Skoufa, Tsakalof and Charitos streets to get a glimpse of modern eveningwear, until you reach Voukourestiou street where some of the largest international boutiques can be found. This pedestrian passage leads you to Attica, Athens’ large and luxurious department store (clothing, cosmetics & homewares).
At the historic centre of Athens, there is an immense collection of Greek souvenirs, arts & crafts, from shoes and handbags to replicas of archeological monuments. Visit the famous bazaar in Monastiraki, at Avissinias street on Sundays and bargain on Greek antiques. Try local produce and flavors right from the barrels on Evripidou street. At the base of the Acropolis, you can take a walk at Thiseio and Psiri areas where you will encounter lots of modern art galleries in their small streets, as well as a multitude of trendy bars and restaurants. If you are looking to purchase good quality European shoes and clothes, Ermou street (from Monastiraki all the way up to Syntagma) is the place for you!
Athen’s nightlife is truly unique, so much in terms of the variety it offers, its intensity and of course its duration, as most bars and clubs are open every day of the week until the early hours, and host different events. You shall find all types of spaces and music. Should you wish to experience the traditional nightlife of Athens, you should definitely visit Plaka, but you for a more hip experience, the most popular bars and clubs are in Gazi, Psiri, Metaxourgeio, Monastiraki, Thiseio, Kolonaki, Mets and Pagkrati.
During the summer months, the heart of entertainment leaves the city centre and moves south, in the beachfront of Poseidonos Avenue. Starting from the port of Peiraias, to Faliro, Kalamaki, Glyfada, Voula, Voulagmeni and all the way to Varkiza, you shall find endless summer clubs and bars, most of them overlooking the sea for the perfect summer night experience.
It is guaranteed that the various restaurants and tavernas around Athens will satisfy even the most demanding palate! The capital has an abundance of restaurants with local/traditional as well as international cuisine, which in combination with the unique ambience and excellent service will excite you. For those with a flair for gastronomy, areas such as Psiri, Gazi, Thiseio, Mets, Kolonaki, Pagkrati and Koukaki, offer a vast variety of restaurants with international flavors.
It is imperative that you try our traditional Greek cuisine! Take a stroll at Plaka, Monastiraki, Kerameikos, Psiri and Gazi and choose one of the many tavernas on offer!
For more information on everything that Athens has to offer,
you can also visit www.thisisathens.org