Forget sightseeing for a day and hit the shops at the Village Center Athens
A day of shopping and relaxation
This place is completely different from the rest of the shopping areas in the city. It is a huge, modern shopping centre on the outskirts of the city, very close to the Olympic Stadium (which is within walking distance if you fancy working it into your day). This large centre opened in 2005 and is just inside the Maroussi neighbourhood, one of the peripheral districts of the city. The aim of this centre was to create a large modern space for fashion and business in the city, to show that Athens could also have a 21st-century golden mile and to redevelop one of the most neglected and problematic areas of the city. Today, it has managed to become the large modern centre that Athens wanted to create.