Romantic Things to Do in Athens
Home of Aphrodite, goddess of love, and Eros, the original Cupid—not to mention Dionysus, god of wine—Greece delivers magical sunsets, fabulous food, and achingly romantic cruises. And you and your beloved can experience all this from Athens. Here’s how.
Soak Up a Sunset
Whether you’re watching the sun set over the ancient Acropolis from Areopagus Hill or marveling at Mediterranean vistas from Cape Sounion, feel the romance as twilight falls.
Cruise the Aegean
The wine-dark waters of the Aegean Sea make the perfect setting for love. Cruise the Athenian Riviera and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, or spend the day hopping the Saronic Islands. For big events, be they proposal or anniversary, charter your own sailing boat and savor an indulgent dinner on board.
Dine à Deux
There’s more to Greek cuisine than the humble taverna. Enjoy dinner at a table suspended in the sky, or feast on seafood overlooking the Aegean. Join your own personal guide for a tutored wine tasting, a food adventure, or a visit to the city’s most romantic night spots. Let your personal photographer immortalize it all.
Stroll the City
As lights illuminate the Acropolis, experience the city on a romantically themed tour. Follow in the footsteps of the love poet Lord Byron or ancient nymphs and the gods who pursued them, and soak up the timeless glamour of this city of hills.