Greece is among the countries with the most intense nightlife. And then there it was: a huge sign reading “Lohan” on the façade of a club on iera odou street. Fridays’ party, “Dance ‘n’ roses”, is an innovative collaboration by dj duo playmen and the live performances of mc timm chris, vocalist anastasios rammos and drummer joanna papagianni, filled with glamour and a true love for music. If you go into psiri on a weekend night there will be live greek music coming from many of the restaurants.
Kittaro is a longtime club on archaonon and epierou streets near platia victoria (tel 210-822-4134), look for posters or check athinorama magazine. Athens is crowded with bars, which usually open from 8 pm until 2 or 3 am. The main neighborhoods with the biggest amount of bars are kolonaki, exarchia, glyfada, kifissia, thision, and psiri. They are open from 5 to 7 days a week, depending on the popularity of the club.
Start in the early afternoon with a coffee and cocktails until nightfall when david transforms into a hot party venue in φωταεριο αθηνα. Greek singer anna vissi performing live on a pile of flowers in a greek nightclub (bouzoukia). The show at bouzoukia lasts from 5 – 8 hours, therefore each bouzoukia-nightclub has more than one singers for its show.
Their cooperation has a powerful significance in greek nightlife world. You can still get traditional snacks with your ouzo and tsipuro as well as greek craft beer at iliosporo and serious beer fanatics can cross the street to beer-time and get your fix of most of the greek craft brews as well as the best belgians, german, british, irish, and other international brews, including american.
Also located in the historic syntagma square, staying at njv athens plaza guarantees that you will have plenty of transportation options available at any time of the day. Greeks enjoy the night and go to bed only when the sun goes up in the morning, therefore the city is full of bars, cafes, and clubs for every mood, style, and occasion.
With every step you’ll discover hidden treasures; historic cafes, cosy bars as well as clubs with impressive designs in renovated industrial spaces and music venues in old warehouses, hosting live rock concerts. Bouzoukia is maybe the best place to see and understand a bit modern greece and athenian nightlife. If tsertos has moved on to another club you can find him in athinorama where there will probably be an ad for him as there are for any major singers playing the clubs.