in a ring of small mountains Athens can get very smoggy
and very, very hot in August so try to go there when it
is cooler. There is plenty to see in Athens of course and
your first stop if you have not done so before is the heavy
trek up the Acropolis to see the Parthenon. This is also
worth if for the views across the city and the Aegean over
at Pireus. On the way down there are plenty of cafes and
bars for refreshment and then a lunch at one of the many
restaurants in the Plaka which is spread around the base
of the Acropolis. The Plaka is a network of tiny streets
jam- packed with vine shaded restaurants and cafes plus
the not so pretty tourist shops selling tat.
you have time visit the National Archaeological Museum
The National Archaeological Museum ranks among the top ten
museums in the world. It's impressive collection is housed
in a beautiful neoclassic building near the juncture of
Alexandras Avenue on Patission Avenue. It is worth a visit
to see such famous statues as the Poseidon (for many years
on the Greek banknotes) and the Boy on a Horse.
recent Olympic Games has improved transport in Athens The
gay scene in Athens is not so large but there are one or
two bars and clubs plus the usual sex shops and cinemas
(around Ommonia Square) Worth visiting are LAMDA CLUB Lembessi
st. & 9 Syngrou Ave.
Simply the hottest 2 floor 2 darkroom +
porno movie club around. Live shows on weekends. Very cruisy!!!
And LAMDA CAFE Lembessi st. & 9 Syngrou Ave. (Next to
Lamda club) ALEKOS ISLAND 42 Tsakalof str. Kolonaki, Athens..Greek
aegean island decoration and a chance to get served grumpily
by Alekos himself.