What would you do if you had only three hours to kill in Athens? First of all, you don’t kill time in Athens, you live it. And this summer, Athens is indisputably the place to be, a place to see and be seen, whether you’re in town for the 2004 Olympic Games or a honeymoon stopover before your island getaway. Here is DigitAll’s highly subjective guide to one of the world’s oldest cities. Stinygiasou!

You can’t miss the Plaka, a labyrinth of cobblestone roads just below the Acropolis. Get lost and discover an ancient ruin on what seems to be every corner. Trendy cafes, galleries, museums and stores line its picturesque streets. Stop for ouzo and meze—and a dose of Greek hospitality.