Athens is a vibrant metropolis that never seems to sleep. With its busy traffic and tons of concrete, it does not immediately seem like a pet-friendly destination. But as with many places, knowing the right spots, does wonders. You and your furry friend will be pleasantly surprised.
Plaka is one of Athens most pleasant neighborhoods and the oldest one. It has plenty of little alleys that will make you lose your sense of direction. Also, do the 20- to 30-minute trek up Mount Lycabettus. You will experience great views along the way and a panoramic lookout at the top. The best time of day to go is right before sunset, so you can watch the spectacle slowly unfold in front of your eyes. While you are there, you might as well stick around for some night shots. Your dog will love the exercise!
If you and your furry friend love to get active and escape the crowds, head to the National Garden. This 24 hectare big park has many hidden corners and sculptures on offer. There are plenty of trees to for shade in summer, benches to rest on, and even a playground for kids.
The Athens Riviera is another great place to go for a leisurely stroll without having to worry about traffic. Your pet will love it! Located in the Southern suburbs of the city, the Riviera boasts a classy Mediterranean vibe, including sailing boats, yachts, and cocktail bars.
While the museums of Athens might not be the most pet-friendly places, why not enjoy the street art everywhere in the city? It is like an outdoor art gallery. The neighborhood of Monastiraki is especially known for their graffiti and murals.