by Katia Mavrikou
'Tis the season to detox, dear readers, and among our ambitious travel new year's resolutions, there's lots of focus on wellness. So starting the year, we focus on nourishing the mind and body before we start nourishing our soul with unique experiences. Of course traveling to Greece or the Mediterranean itself won't be hard for healthy eaters; lean, beautifully cooked meats and a bundle of fruit, veggies, nuts and legumes will nourish you with with little effort (we have elaborated on that in our guide to healthy eating in Athens). But as of this week, after a series of food comas during the holiday season, it's time to press 'reset'; time to detox. So, if you are looking for fun, unusual or unique things to do in Athens this season, today we won't talk about local landmarks, nor city tours in Athens, but we will give you travel tips for a different set of bars -other than our 'signature' Athens Metro Bar Map or Athens rooftop bars; today, it's all about the best juice bars in Athens!
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#1 Pure Juice Bar | Kolonaki
Pure Juice Bar is definitely one of our favorites as we've talked about it before; it's not just the fresh fruit and veggie smoothies and smoothie bowls they prepare, but also the energy balls, almond milk and turmeric lattes!
#2 Avocado | Syntagma
Avocado is a vegetarian's "mecca" in Athens - delicious soups, smoothies, snacks and real food will keep you nourished and energized all day long, from breakfast to dinner. From outside it seems tiny but there's a seating area upstairs as well, so pop in even for coffee!
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#3 Hymopeeo | Monastiraki
Hymopeeo is the ultimate pit stop while you are in the Monastiraki flea market. Take a break from your Athens' tour and re-energize and hydrate (on a hot hot day!) with a delicious smoothie. This will keep you filled up until you're ready to research the best places to eat in Athens!
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#4 Fontana - Living Well Store | Aiolou Street
Fontana is tiny, and great to sit outside on a sunny (or any dry) day. Besides smoothies pumped full of superfoods, Fontana has a large selection of herbal teas which can boost your detox routine and energize you for the rest of your sightseeing tour or stroll around hip Platia Agias Irinis.
#5 Juicy Bee @ Apivita Experience Store | Kolonaki
Leaving Greece is always hard but the good news is that you can always take with you something to remind you of your trip (you will love our souvenirs ideas!). The Apivita Experience Store is not a traditional souvenir shop but you will find beauty, health and wellness goodies for which you'll be thanking us for ages! And for quirky things to do in Athens, grab an organic, cold-pressed juice from the Juicy Bee on the first floor!
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#6 FRUTTERIA | PLAKA
If you need a quick dehydration and vitamins while you're touring the main local attractions then you should stop at Frutteria. A blend of seasonal fruit and veggies, the juice from Frutteria will keep you going for the rest of your day of walking tours in Athens.
#7 FROOTS | ACROPOLIS
Last but not least, your go-to juice bar after your Acropolis sightseeing tour; Froots! Fresh cold-pressed juices, energy drinks, smoothies, home-made almond milk and snacks will energize you for the rest of your day around landmarks and Greek tourist attractions, so you can make the most of your travel experience in Athens!
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