The Seduction List
Caroline Bohra and Destiny Torres recommend the best way to spend Valentine’s Day in Athens. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening with your significant other, planning on spending the night with some close friends, or want nothing to do with the holiday – we have the answer!
For those of you looking to celebrate the holiday of love, nothing screams date night more than dinner and a show. Athens is full of theater opportunities and restaurants that offer fine dining, perfect for you and your loved one. For couples looking for something a little bit more out of their comfort zone, a dance class will allow you to hold your significant other close and bond over trying something new.
Here are our recommendations
Timon of Athens by Shakespeare & Middleton
WHERE: National Theatre of Greece (map)
WHEN: 7 February 2019 – 3 March 2019 Wednesday to Saturday 8:30 PM, Sunday 7:00 PM
PRICE: € 15
WHY: A chance to see a power production showcasing one of Shakespeare’s rarer works
Drinks at Galaxy Bar
WHERE: Hilton, Vas. Sofias 46, Athens (map)
WHEN: Open every day from 6pm to 3am
WHY: Design your perfect Valentine’s experience at the Hilton’s stylish rooftop Galaxy Restaurant & Bar. Spend the evening soaking in the magical views of the city lights below, and if that won’t seduce you, the glistening champagne certainly will.
Atrium Greek Bistro (Restaurant is inside the hotel)
WHERE: Herodion Hotel, 4 Galli Rovertou, Athens (map)
WHEN: Open everyday from 12 to 10:30pm
WHY: This 4.5 star restaurant offers a fine dining experience of Mediterranean food in a unique and cozy setting underneath a glass walled atrium. Lush greenery encapsulates the restaurant and the glass ceiling allows you and your loved one to dine underneath the stars.
Traditional Greek Dance Lessons
WHERE: Plato’s Academy District (map)
DURATION: 1.5 hours
PRICE: Starting from € 35.00
WHY: You’re in for a fun night full of dance, the chance to wear some traditional costumes, and the opportunity to learn something new at your own pace while holding your Valentine close.
For those of you looking for a little less romance and a little more fun with your friends, we have a couple options for you. Whether you plan on spending the day with your best friends or with the family members you adore so much, you can still try something new! Interested in learning a new style of dance? Try your hand at pole dancing or aerial hoop! After experiencing a new wave of confidence, take your friends and/or family out for a night in Athens while enjoying food tours and wine tastings! If you’re looking for something a little more casual, find a bar that offers a space to blow off steam and spend quality time with friends.
Here are our recommendations
Vertical Divas: Athens Pole Dancing
WHERE: Ymittou 154, Athina 116 36, Tel: +30 694 963 8709, firstname.lastname@example.org, (map)
PRICE: Varies from types of packages (lowest €15, highest € 110)
WHY: Try your hand at pole dancing, aerial hoop, or aerial pole alongside your best girlfriends. In this class you will be able to spend some quality time with friends, get in your workout for the day, and learn some sensual new skills. Nothing is better than feeling confident and sexy just for yourself – no significant other needed.
Athens Night Food Tour and Wine Tasting
WHERE: meeting point at Monastiraki metro station or hotel pick-up for private tours (upon arrangement), before visiting 2 restaurants, 1 wine bar, pastry shop
WHEN: Shared Groups: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30pm (private groups are available daily upon request)
DURATION: Approximately 4 hours
PRICE: Starting from €69
WHY: A foodie expert will lead you through the Athens nightlife on a tour of the best food, drinks, and views around. Avoid the typical tourist traps and learn from a local about an authentic Greek night out on the town.
Athens Sports Bar
WHERE: 3 Veikou , Athens 117 42, Greece, Tel: +30 21 0923 581, (map)
WHY: Hangout with some friends in this fun and casual setting. If you’re a big sports fan, the Olympiacos vs Dynamo Kyiv football match will be starting on the bar screens at 7:55pm. For those of you who are not so interested in sports, but still looking for a good time, Karaoke starts at 8pm. If you arrive before the festivities, you can enjoy happy hour from 7-8pm. Plus there’s free wifi so that’s always a plus. Whatever you choose, you are guaranteed to have a fun night with friends.
For those of you who are completely sick of the conversation hearts and lovey dovey greeting cards this holiday season, we also have suggestions for yourself. As cliche as it may sound, loving oneself is always important and you can never go wrong with a night of self care. Put on a facemask, order in some takeout food, and catch up on the latest Netflix shows. For those who still want to get out of the house, here are some suggestions.
Old City Hamam & Spa
WHERE: Athanasiou Diakou 1, Koukaki Akropoli, Athens 17742, Greece, Tel: +30 21 0924 6666, (map)
WHEN: Mon – Fri: 1 PM – 10 PM, Sat – Sun: 11 AM – 10 PM
WHY: Why not? Treat yourself to a massage, facial, or body treatment at this 5 Star spa.
WHERE: Thebes 228 & Parnassos, Ag. Ioannis Rentis. Athens, Greece 18233, Tel: +30 21 0492 4072, (map)
WHEN: Monday to Friday: 3 AM – 11:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM – 11:30 PM
WHY: Blow off some steam and get active by either organizing a party, develop team building experience or even get to enjoy some escape rooms!
However you choose to celebrate your Valentine’s Day, we hope that it is a great one!