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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Night clubs, meetings people at the beaches and Athens has very nice parks. - Oct 3, 2017
InterNations is active in Athens. Other clubs include the American Women's Organization of Greece (AWOG), Newcomers in Athens (

Check out other associations from the U.S. Embassy's American Citizen Services Section here:

Check out these Facebook Group as well from source XpatAthens:

Greeks are a friendly bunch so you can strike up a conversation with them about just about anything. - Dec 20, 2016

Lots of late nights! The Greeks go out to dinner around 9 - 10 pm, so they tend to stay out much later. Bouzoukia clubs do not even open until after midnight! I made great friends within the Emabasyy and expat community, so we had game nights, book clubs, cooking classes and dinner/club outings. - Sep 7, 2013
There are many movies, theaters, bars, cafes, clubs, restaurants. Also, during the summer, many music and cultural festivals, and many are held in the ancient theaters. Great experience, even though it's in ancient Greek! Greeks are partying people, and your social life will NOT suffer! - Jul 14, 2012
Very active. - Jun 30, 2010
Plenty to do at all hours of the night. - Jan 6, 2009
There are a lot of embassy parties. Other than those, you're pretty much on your own. - Dec 27, 2008
Lots of things to do, pretty safe to be out at night. - Jun 20, 2008