Athens: Syngrou-Fix text in pink over image of drought beer being poured at a bar

Things to do in Athens in Syngrou-Fix

Close to both the Acropolis area and the Koukaki district, there is Drakou Street. This pedestrian street and its surroundings are the Syngrou-Fix neighborhood of the city of Athens. Or just Fix, as the locals call it. While I do have an excellent museum suggestion to visit in this area, the things to do in Athens in Syngrou-Fix are more about having fun and mingling with the locals.

The National Museum of Contemporary Art

Housed in the building of what previously used to be the Fix brewery, this is the only Greek national institution focused only on exhibiting and collecting contemporary Greek art and international art in the city of Athens.

Here’s the story of the National Museum of Contemporary Art:

Sponsored content

Souvlaki, tradidional Greek food with chicken skewers, pita, tzatziki, and salad

Greek bars, restaurants, and bakeries

Syngrou-Fix and the Koukaki district have fewer tourists than the crowded Plaka, Monastiraki, and Thissio. This is why here you can have authentic Greek experiences. Another plus for us budget travelers is that the prices are lower here!

Together with Thissio, Fix is one of the foodie districts of Athens you shouldn’t skip. Go here to try the local cuisine in Greek restaurants, and to party like a local in the Greek bars. You can also come here for breakfast or for an afternoon snack to test out the bakeries!

three people cheering with glasses of ouzo turned milky white from adding ice

Have some ouzo!

Since we’re talking about Greek bars, have you tried ouzo yet? It’s one of the traditional drinks of Greece, so you have to taste it!

You can have it simple or with some ice. The ice not only does it make it cooler, but it also changes the flavor and it turns the ouzo from transparent to a milky white. It’s great to drink in summer, as it’s very refreshing!

Similar drinks to ouzo are the French pastis and mastika. The latter is also available in Greece, but also in other countries from the Balkans, such as Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Romania.

Things to do in Athens in Fix: Eat like a local!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of the links above, you won’t pay a cent more, but The Travel Bunny will get a small commission, which helps keep the lights on. Thank you!

Sponsored content

Things to do in Athens in Syngrou-Fix
Article Name
Things to do in Athens in Syngrou-Fix
Things to do in Athens in Syngrou-Fix: visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art, then eat and drink like a local to your heart's content for cheap!
Publisher Name
The Travel Bunny
Publisher Logo

6 thoughts on “Things to do in Athens in Syngrou-Fix

  1. Sippin Gypsy says:

    Ouzo! I’m so glad you suggested it with a little ice! This is how I prefer to enjoy it! Cheers!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    The art museum looks amazing. So does the bakery but we are gluten-free and I’m not sure how hard it would be for us to eat gluten-free in Greece!!

  3. alison says:

    Ouzo and Greek food what could be better. Oh wait add the museum and the perfect day! What a fun pedestrian street to hang out on and get your fix (haha).

  4. Alex Trembath says:

    Fix sounds like a fun place to hang out with so many places to eat and drink! Been a long time since I tried some Ouzo, that stuff is tasty but potent, haha.

  5. Kemi says:

    Athens has so many secret neighbourhoods and they’re just beautiful. I can’t wait to visit Greec.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *