Athens is a bustling metropolis that combines ancient history with a young and effusive energy, and the Greek capital is the best place to catch some warm rays of Autumn sunshine. Enjoy one of the many secret rooftop restaurants, cafes and bars in the city, and do as the local Athenians do and grab a cosy table at a restaurant or bar boasting open-air terraces, and live the life al fresco at every possible opportunity.
Discover Greece recommends the following two venues for break-taking views in Athens this autumn: Sense Fine Dining is situated on the rooftop at the boutique design, Athens Was Hotel in the historic Plaka neighbourhood, where guests enjoy uninterrupted views of the Acropolis. Chef Thodoris Papanikolaou crafts contemporary takes on Greek cuisine while paying his respects to traditions and eternal memories. The stylish Metropolis Roof Garden offers 360-degree views of Athens – including a magnificent perspective of the Acropolis – from the 10th floor of the newly-opened Electra Metropolis Athens. Executive chef Dimitris Boutsalis, who has done a stint at Noma, utilises local ingredients to create modern Greek fusion. After dinner, sip on cocktails at adjoining M Bar, preferably at its illuminated onyx bar.
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