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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.



Things to do in Athens in Syngrou-Fix:

1. Visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art
2. Discover Greek bars, restaurants, and bakeries
3. Have some ouzo!



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:

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

Discover 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!

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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.

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Other Athens neighborhoods

Plaka / Acropolis area
Plaka / Acropolis area

The most well-known area in the Greek Capital is the Acropolis of Athens, and the nearby streets of Plaka.

Monastiraki
Monastiraki

Take a stroll on busy streets with colorful shops or stop at a lively tavern with a view over the Ancient Agora.

Thissio
Thissio

Explore the Athenian’s favorite neighborhood when they go out to grab a coffee or take an afternoon stroll.

Koukaki
Koukaki

Hike up Philopappos Hill and visit the prison of Socrates. You can also spend the afternoon in a traditional café, having strong Greek coffee.


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

  1. 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).

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