Kick off your trip with a couple of days in the capital, where rooftop plunge pools and artisan boutiques pull in a creative and buzzy crowd. A city best explored on foot, Athens has plenty of hip hangouts and trendy tavernas to slip into, but first swing by the Acropolis and the mythical Temple of Poseidon for an unmissable slice of ancient Greek culture.
Come sunset, head to the breathtaking GB Roof Garden, where spectacular views and a traditional Mediterranean menu await - think grilled fish platters and tomato-packed pasta dishes. Once you've finished taste-testing every dish, make a beeline for The Clumsies, which is acclaimed internationally for its superlative cocktail list - a quirky selection split into three emotions: tenderness, happiness and excitement. If you're just as indecisive as us when it comes to ordering, plump for the award-winning Aegean negroni - a fresh blend laced with dittany flower and bitter orange.
Look to rest your head at the 38-key boutique hotel, Ergon House. Upstairs, bedrooms are somewhat reminiscent of upmarket spa treatment rooms: all exposed concrete ceilings, terrazzo tiles and frosted glass. Downstairs, meanwhile, guests can flit between an on-site deli, roastery and bakery, or go all-in with a five-course meal in the state-of-the-art dining area.