Travel Info

Greece, a trip to remember

Athens

Our wedding celebration will take place in Vouliagmeni, a seaside town 20 km south of downtown Athens, specially popular in the summer season.  For those of you who will be visiting from abroad, we wanted to share with you tips and accommodation details for your trip while in the city,  as well as contact information from local tourist agencies that will be specially helpful. 

 

 

 

 

FOR CITY LOVERS - A DAY IN ATHENS

Begin your day with a walk under the Acropolis hill, through unique places such as the New Acropolis MuseumThe Ancient AgoraPlaka and Thission. Keeping these memorable feelings, visit the Monastiraki Flea Market and exceed even your best expectations by taking in the indigenous and authentic flavours of the city of Athens. Heading back to the historic landmark, for your midday relaxation, there is no better thought than passing through Zappeion, the Olympic Stadium of Modern Times and the National Gardens. The sun sets over the city, casting a golden light on an ancient land filled with the world’s greatest artefacts. Athens is without doubt a place where the past meets the present around every corner. One minute you’re walking through The Acropolis, the next you’re right next to the sea-side or shopping in the city’s finest boutiques. And this is exactly where the renowned Voukourestiou Street comes to take the leading role. The day in Athens comes easily to an end as the evening sky fades under the city lights. The grandeur of this historic capital gratefully filled your memories with unrivalled pictures and authentic flavors ranging from landmark monuments to modern shopping. 

Acropolis is open all week 08:00 – 20:00 and the entrance price is 12,00€.

Acropolis Museum open hours : 08:00 – 20:00 all week, Entrance price : 5,00€

Plaka & Anafiotika

Don't forget to visit the picturesque Plaka, located on the north slope of the Acropolis  Some of the most renowned and worth-visiting sights are met while strolling under the sunny cobblestone of “Dionusiou Areopagitou”. This enchanting neighborhood embraces archeological sites nestled next to small ouzerias and tavernas, colorful flower stands and artisan shops for an authentic flavor of local Athens.

  • Coffee-shops (Don't miss Giasemi)
  • Tavernas
  • Shopping

Thission

Thission, located on the right side of the Acropolis,  is one of the most intact temples of ancient Greece, is located at one end of the Ancient Agora. First built in 450 BC, the Pnyx, the hill on the west side of the Acropolis, was the meeting and debating venue for the Athenians. Nowadays, Thission is one of the priority choices for an evening walk along its cobblestones and numerous elegant restaurants & bars that set the scene for the perfect city experience.

  • Coffee-shops
  • Bars
  • Restaurants

 

Monastiraki & Agia Irini Square

The Monastiraki Flea Market is the perfect place to be upon the beginning of a bright Sunday morning. Here, you will be thrilled to walk through colorful shops and find a wide selection of souvenirs and traditional relics to take back home.

  • Tavernas (Savvas - Thanassis Kebab)
  • Hip bars (Six d.o.g.s - TAF/The Art Foundation - Osterman - Tailor Made, Throubi)
  • Roof Bars (A for Athens - 360 Cocktail bar) 
  • Flea market

Syntagma Square & Kolonaki

Syntagma Square is the most famous in Athens. At the top of Syntagma is the Parliament Building, formerly the King's Palace. In front of the Parliament is the tomb of the unknown soldier, which is guarded by Evzones, the elite soldiers who also guard the Palace and are chosen for their height and strength. At 6pm you can see the changing of the guard while dodging pigeons.

Kolonaki, its an area full of high end shops and ritzy cafes at the base of Mount Lykavettos.

 

  • Shopping Mall: Attica
  • Coffee Shop: Zonnars , Da capo

 

Shopping Therrapy

You can enjoy a visit to the shopping districts where the most elegant international brands are being hosted. 

Downtown Athens:

  • Ermou street ($$)
  • Kolonaki Area - Voukourestiou St, Tsakalof St, Patriarchou Ioakim St, Skoufa St ($$$$)

South Athens:

  • Glyfada - Metaxa St, Kyprou St, Laodikis and Esperidon square. ($$$)

Shopping hours:
• Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: 9am – 3pm*,
• Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am – 9pm.

*Large shopping malls remain open until 9pm.

**While most are closed on Sunday, some shops around Plaka and Monastiraki are frequently open.

Accommodation

Hotels

 THE MARGI  ☆☆☆☆☆

 http://www.themargi.gr/

 

 DIVANI APOLLON  ☆☆☆☆☆

http://divaniapollonhotel.com/en/index.html

 

ASTIR PALACE  ☆☆☆☆☆

http://www.astir-palace.com/

 

VOULIAGMENI SUITES  ☆☆☆☆

http://www.vouliagmenisuites.com/el/index.html

 

AMARILIA HOTEL  ☆☆☆☆

  http://www.amarilia.gr/

 

 BLAZER SUITES  ☆☆☆☆

 http://www.blazersuites.gr/

 

OASIS  ☆☆☆☆

http://oasishotelapartments.com/

 

BRAZIL SUITES  ☆☆☆☆

 info@brasilhotel.gr

 

 SEA VIEW  ☆☆☆

welcome@hotelseaview.eu

 

 

Where to eat, relax and prepare

SPA TREATMENTS

Partying too much can be exhausting, we've carefully selected a list of spas you can go visit for a day of relax, pre or post wedding:

Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso : Agiou Nikolaou 10, Vouliagmeni, tel. :+302108911100

 

HAIR SALONS

Here are some Hair Salons that are close to the venue. Booking a reservation ahead of time is highly recommended.

Teo Hair Design : Kyprou 75 & Pandoras, Glyfada, tel. : +302108941166

Petros C : Kyprou 51, Glyfada, tel. : +302108945668

 

LUNCH / DINNER / COCKTAILS

Kiku Japanese Restaurant (beautiful sea view) : Orfeos 2, Vouliagmeni, tel. : +302109671866

Nobu Matsuhisa Japanese Restaurant (beautiful sea view) : Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni, tel. : +302108902000

Malabar @ The Margi Hotel (Cocktails & tapas pool bar) : Litous 11, Vouliagmeni, tel. : +302108929160

Moorings Café Bar Restaurant (beautiful sea view) : Marina Vouliagmenis, Vouliagmeni, tel. : +302108961310

Rumors Lounge Cafe (beautiful sea view) : Agiou Panteleimonos, Vouliagmeni, tel. : +302108961200

Spiti (Comfort Food) : Lazaraki 12 & Dousmani, Glyfada, tel. : +302108980080

Garbi (Traditional Greek Sea Food Tavern with beautiful sea view)  : Iliou 21, Vouliagmeni, tel. : +302108963480

 

Travel Agent

For assistance booking your trip to Athens or to any islands you might want to visit during your stay, you can reach: 

Laura

Tel:  +30 2107227000

Mobile:  +30 6972004644

E:  Laura@topnotchtravellers.com

 

 

Beach

Where you will most likely find us. There are numerous public and organized beaches across the athenian riviera. Some very crowded and others hidden little gems.. depending on their infrastructure and facilities some of them have an entrance fee. Below we have selected some of the hotspots of the summer.

Asteras Vouliagmeni

Entrance cost:

  • Monday - Friday: Adults €15, Children €8 
  • Saturday – Sunday : Adults €25, Children €13

Varkiza Resort

  • Entrance cost: €6
  • Beach Bed: €5

When in doubt, call

General Assistance & Wedding Coordination : THE EVENT CO. : +306975559181

Police : 100

Medical Emergency : 112

Or call your hotel’s reception for any assistance.