Finding Nightlife In Athens!
Clubs in the Pireaus Port And Harbor Area
Tourists enjoy shots of ouzo in Athens.
The hidden jewel of Athens nightlife – at least to most travelers – is the area along the beach in Glyfada near the old airport and on Possidonos Ave.
In fact, the entire area from the port of Pireaus to the old airport is lined with waterfront dance clubs, many of which are indoor-outdoor. Note they don't start cranking until midnight and are open until 4 a.m.
Their names change each summer, but often the locations remain the same. For instance, last year's hottest club is gone but one of the best is Sabbia, is located in the same building.
Another top club is Paradizzio in the Varkiza area. It brings in top deejays from London, New York and other major cities and holds a whopping 3,000 night owls. Prime is another popular dance spot.
Yet another hot club for the "in" crowd is the 2,000-capacity Envy in Voula. It's always crowded with a young crowd.
These Athens clubs usually require slacks for men, and 15-20 Euro cover charge (drinks prices are in the same range) but once you swallow the tab, the beachside atmosphere is quite riveting. Any taxi driver knows the location of these clubs.
A more casual alternative – and certainly a great option for those with a few hours to spend between ferry departures and a flight – are a pair of harbors a safe, 15-minute walk from Pireaus. (Just head straight out towards the tallest building and turn right eight lights later on Ger. Lambraski at the Levis store). Surrounding a beautiful harbor area are a series of cafes and restaurants and clubs.
For tasty food in a friendly atmosphere, the Collection Barbecue Caffe serves grilled meats with ice-cold draft beer and rock music supplied by a hip deejay. The top club in the area is Ttassagiloui.
The Metro goes there and this is the most "Greek Islands" atmosphere in all of Athens – small stands selling light snacks and beverages (and yes, beer), an endless buzz of mopeds zipping through the streets and a hip casualness to the whole place.
There are also a few clubs around the Plaka and also a pretty good local scene around the corner from the Athens Hilton. Pick the ones with the most activity, although some have a locals-only policy.The Hilton is the host hotel of the Olympic committee.
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