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:

Souvlaki, traditional Greek food

Discover authentic Greek bars, restaurants, and bakeries

Syngrou-Fix and the Koukaki district have fewer tourists than the crowded PlakaMonastiraki, 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!

Have some ouzo!

people cheering with ouzo

Since we’re talking about Greek bars, have you tried ouzo yet? It’s one of the traditional drinks in 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 the 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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6 Thoughts to “Things to do in Athens in Syngrou-Fix”

  1. Sippin Gypsy

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

  2. 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

    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. 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

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

  6. This showed a complete different side of Athens. The usuals are the architectures but this painted a more localised aspect. Loved it <3

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