Summer nights in Attica: magical moments beneath the stars

Daylight is ending, it’s not that hot anymore and one more evening, praised over the centuries, is about to begin. Summer nights in Attica are here, each one a unique setting for your spirited and joyful moments, like a blooming garden of endless choices.

In the broader area of Athens, the moon embraces streets and alleys, hills and beaches, open-air cinemas and boat rides. Calm yet astonishing, its light is your compass for everything you want to experience; your guide to discover Attica by night.

Starting from the heart of the city, you should know that every Friday, the Acropolis Museum remains open until 22:00. As the city walks through the night, you can learn the secrets of its exhibits and next enjoy a romantic walk along Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. Also, every Thursday, the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture is open to the public until 24:00. On that day, from 18:00 hours, admission to its Main Exhibition is free. This is something you cannot miss!

Go a little further and visit the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Kallithea, open daily until 24:00. Along with the Film Festival of Thessaloniki and the Athens Film Festival for Children and Adolescents, the foundation offers Park Your Cinema – Park Your Cinema Kids open-air film nights, with free entrance. Just relax and enjoy a movie below the stars!

Fancy watching a movie below the starlit sky? Visit one of the dozens open-air cinemas spread along Attica. From downtown neighborhoods to its coastal suburbs and verdant groves, the open-air cinemas of Attica promise delightful jasmine-scented nights, with refreshing drinks and the magic of the Seventh Art!

Enjoy the Athenian sky by booking a tour at the National Observatory of Athens and stargazing through its telescope. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from May to August, the evening guided tour in the greek language starts at 21:00, whilst the English-version starts at 22:00.

Evening wanderings at the broader area of Athens emanate different aspects of the city ambiance. Choose among the dozens of available tours under the moonlight and get to know the delightful gastronomy and wine scene of the Attican land. A sea lover? Book a cruise along the Attica Riviera, kicking off just before nightfall and offering an unhindered and mesmerizing view of the sunset. You won’t regret it!

What about Attican islands? Summer nights in islands close to Athens are like a fairy tale. Kythera, Spetses, Hydra, Aegina, Poros, Agistri and Salamina: charming bars by the sea, cozy restaurants for romantic dinners and white alleys leading to breathtaking views – even at night!

In the vibrant area of Attica, nights are cliché-free. Follow your own pace and discover what suits the style of your vacation better. A cocktail at the breezy terraces of the city center or a tranquil star-watching evening along Attica Riviera or on the islands? Everything fits in!

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