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.
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.
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!
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.