OPA! Athens Style
The first city to host the biggest sporting event in the world, The Olympics, the birthplace of democracy and the capital of Greece, people all over the world buy inexpensive flight tickets to admire its many attractions - prime among them being The Acropolis and the Parthenon. But there is more to Greece than these breathtaking monuments. Greece is also known for its very pulsating nightlife.
Get a cheap airline ticket and head out to the Psirri district, a hot favorite with the locals. You will find the best bars and clubs here. If you would like a different feel, go to the districts ofPlaka and Monastiraki for amazing opportunities to enjoy Greek music and culture. In fact, if live Greek music is what your heart desires then head out to Gazi or the Syggrou Avenue. You can also see a large number of bars at the foothills of Strefi Hill.
Flights to Athens will bring you into this city and you should head to the Parliament Square, to B.A.R. or Baba au Rhum. Famous for its cocktails, the place offers not just the traditional mixes but also some of its own innovations. If you are looking to enjoy some great tasting drinks and times without the frenzied party beat, this is the place for you. The intriguingly named ‘A liar man’ in Gazi is a well- kept secret, hidden amongst neo-classical buildings. The daiquiris and maitais are popular here and the décor is a talking point for the many visitors who frequent this place.
Cheap flights to Athens will allow you to enjoy all the offerings of Tailor Made, a micro Roastery and Cocktail bar. Here you can enjoy the house blend of delicious coffee and drinks at the cocktail bar. Helpful staff will converse, offer suggestions and ensure you enjoy the entire experience. You may indulge in a glass of tea too, but the place is famous for its quality coffee.
Your cheap tickets to Athens should encourage you to make a trip to the oldest bar in Athens, situated under the Acropolis - Brettos. Famed for its traditional Greek drinks like Brettos Ouzo and Tsipouro and authentic liqueurs, like Raspberry and almond, this place is not just about the alcohol but also about the history. Other spirits popular here are the Brandy Brettos and wines. Another bar that enjoys somewhat of a cult status is Briki, a lively place that is well stocked with people at all times of the day. The mood is relaxed and you can sit back and watch people or catch up with friends. If you are in the mood for outstanding music and a chance to meet people, head out to El Rey Alobar in the suburbs. The place boasts of its wines and its cocktails but the highlight is the funk rhythms and jazz that is a great accompaniment to any drink.
Other bars of repute are Santa Botella, 7 Jockers, 42 bar and the Gin Joint. GO ahead, indulge.