America’s mean girls star and hollywood actress lindsay lohan (lilo) announced via her instagram page yesterday that she will be opening a new nightclub in athens. You sip your cocktail slowly, while the music gets you into the groove and the city spreads out in front of you, inviting you to join in its vibrant nightlife. The many trendy bars and places throughout the city are varied and full of charm (below you have a quick guide with the best areas). If you want to dive into greek culture and experience the real greek athens by night, then a visit to the bouzoukia are not to be missed.

If you are looking for an inexpensive european destination offering an excellent choice of nightlife, then athens is the place to be. With a wide range of activities, the greek capital provides something for everyone. Get to know the many faces of greek nightlife: chill out at luxury hotel bars and retro joints on the islands, while moonlight streams down on picturesque harbours.

The en vogue club athens is open on friday and saturday nights with the music beginning around 11pm and they have a sunday matinee starting at about 1pm with a special price of 20 euros for food, wine and entertainment. Greek ngos, often backed by eu money, have done their best to cope with the humanitarian crisis, setting up food banks and youth clubs and connecting refugees with lawyers who offer their services pro bono to handle complicated residency and work permits.

Interestingly, both tony’s and the cider house occupy sites that for many years held famous (sometimes infamous) townie bars under different owners. Bars usually close around three or four in the morning, while nightclubs tend to close around six or seven in the morning. As an alternative to bouzoukia and live greek music clubs there are many restaurants and taverns that have a couple of musicians, usually a bouzouki and one guitar and you can enjoy greek music while dinning.

The hostel often has events and activities for guests which range from quiz nights to karaoke nights and twice a week they have live music. But keep in mind that if you are over 21 and not into heavy metal and really don’t like trying to order a beer while standing 6 people deep at the bar you might want to avoid saturday nights and probably friday nights too.

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