Things to do in Psyrri, near Alkima Athens.
ocated in Psyrri, a neighboring area to Monastiraki, Omonoia, and Metaxourgeio, Alkima Athens is perfectly located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while at the same time next to its vibrant life, as it is only a few minutes walk from the city center and all the famous bars and restaurants of Athens.
There are many things to do around Alkima Athens, from walking the picturesque cobbled street of Thiseio to shopping on the busy Ermou Street. Below, you will find some of the most interesting experiences in Athens, around Alkima Athens!
Thiseio has one of the biggest parks in Athens and is home to several remarkable landmarks including the Temple of Hephaestus, the Ancient Agora of Athens, the hill of Areopagus, and more. Apostolou Pavlou is a huge cobblestoned sidewalk that stretches through Thiseio and ends at the Museum of Acropolis. It’s quite a picturesque route, so we highly recommend going for running in the morning or an afternoon walk.
Super close to Alkima Athens, you will find one of the best hammams in Athens. Hammam Baths Athens will treat you with superb massage treatments, and help you further relax and enjoy your vacations in Athens. It’s only a two-minute walk from Alkima Athens, so you can visit it any time of the day.
For a delicious salad, wrap, or bowl made with fresh, seasonal, and organic ingredients, Local Green is hands down the best in Athens. This restaurant also has a delivery service through Wolt and efood, so they can make deliveries to the hotel. We highly recommend the Quinoa Salad with Blue Cheese or the Local Greek Salad for a more traditional experience.
One cannot simply visit Athens and not go to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, but be prepared for lots of walking. When visiting the Acropolis, don’t forget to take with you a hat and sunglasses, as well as put on some sunscreen, especially during the summer. The Acropolis Museum is also extensive, so we recommend devoting one full day to seeing those two monuments.
Also referred to as the neighborhood of the Gods, Plaka will travel you back in time with its historical buildings and landmarks scattered around it. Plaka’s unique setting makes it ideal for afternoon walks, while it’s home to must-visit taverns and bistros – we highly recommend Yiasemi – where you can chill in a more relaxed and friendly environment.
For traditional Greek cuisine, Alkima Athens is very close to one of the best taverns in Downtown Athens, Klimatari, which has been open since 1927, serving traditional Greek cuisine in a beautiful setting. The prices are very reasonable and the portion sizes large, while the tavern frequently hosts Greek nights. We recommend booking in advance, especially if you are a large group of people.
The National Garden of Athens, alongside Zappeion, includes a huge space of greenery with more than 7,000 trees, 519 different kinds of plants, and 6 ponds. There is also a small park with ducks, turtles, fish, small parrots, and other species of birds to observe. The park is ideal for families, but we recommend that everyone takes a walk there. Just keep in mind that it’s quite hot during the summer months.
Exploring Athens is not an easy task, and you will need plenty of hydration. Especially during the summer months, the heat is unbearable. This is where the Juice Bars pop up, providing you with fresh juices and fruit to keep your energy level high during the day. Especially a juice bar in Monastiraki, called Xymopoieio, is known for its ideal location, superb prices, and super fresh salads that include only seasonal fruits (the options vary depending on the month you’re visiting the city).