ATHENS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Athens on our travel guide! Having a history of 3,000 years, Athens, the glorious capital of Greece, is a monument itself!
It does take a stroll in the city center to dive into the history of Athens! Discover the best things to do in Athens, fantastic beaches, top hotels, and restaurants, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!
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Located in the center of the country, Athens is the capital of Greece but also a transportation hub for the Greek islands and top mainland Greek destinations. Most of the Greek ferries leave from the ports of Athens.
Famous all over the world as the birthplace of democracy and the Olympic games, among others, Athens is considered as the historical capital of Europe!
Thanks to its long history and rich culture, sightseeing is one of the best things to do in Athens! The Acropolis of Athens, Herodes Atticus Theatre, the temple of Poseidon, the Hellenic Parliament and the Neoclassical Trilogy are among the best Athens attractions. As for museums, the Greek capital has many, such as the New Acropolis Museum, the Archaeological Museum, and the Benaki Museum.
Except for the archaeological monuments and museums, though, the history of Athens is reflected in its cityscape. Neoclassical buildings, big squares, statues, and picturesque alleys, create a magical atmosphere you just want to be a part of!
The best way to explore Athens Greece is by wandering its its beautiful streets. Visit Syntagma Square, Ermou Street, Keramikos, the National Garden, Plaka neighborhood, Thissio, Lykavittos hill, Monastiraki square, and the Panathenaic Stadium.
But Athens Greece is not all about the past. In the multicultural city center, the old coexist in harmony with the modern. A great selection of fashion boutiques, sophisticated restaurants, cool bars, and traditional taverns create a seductive atmosphere! Athens is a city full of flavors, aromas, interesting people, colors and surprises.
Don’t miss the chance to experience the bustling nightlife and the flourishing culinary scene of Athens at the excellent Athens restaurants and groovy Athens bars!
Let the magical aura of Athens entice you!
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There are many different ways to reach the city of Athens all year round, either you are travelling from another location in Greece or from abroad.
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Discover the best things to do in Athens! From Athens sightseeing, to activities and from Athens tours, to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Athens holidays experience!
The Acropolis of Athens is among the most impressive monuments in Greece. Constructed in the 5th century BC and with serious damages along time, this is the symbol of the ancient Greek culture.
The National Archaeological Museum of Greece is located a short walk from Omonoia Square. It hosts interesting collections from all historical periods of the country.
Due to the many monuments dating from all historical periods, Athens is the best place for sightseeing. The easiest and quickest way to see all the sights in the city is to take a tour. Athens sightseeing tours are many and take place all year round.
Frequently ranked among the most interesting museums of the world, the New Acropolis Museum is located right opposite the Acropolis Rock. It hosts exhibits from excavations on the rock and some other regions of Attica.
Although it is located only a short walk from the busy city centre, Plaka is the quietest quarter in the Greek capital. It charms visitors with its picturesque style.
The Theatre of Herodes Atticus, also known as Herodeion, is located at the foot of the Acropolis. With a seating capacity of 6,000 visitors, this theatre hosts drama performances, musical concerts and other events in summer.
Cape Sounion is found about 70 km to the south-east of Athens, on the southernmost tip of Attica peninsula. According to the myth, this is the site where Aegeus, king of Athens, fell into the sea because of a misunderstanding.
Athens Riviera is the coastal area in the southern suburbs of Athens, Greece from Piraeus to Sounio. It is located about 16 km (9.9 mi) from downtown Athens stretching from the southern suburbs of Athens to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounio.
Koukaki is a beautiful neighborhood in the center of Athens, under the Acropolis and a breath away from city center. Located on the southeast part of Filopappou hill, it is a very nice neighborhood to stay in Athens.
Being the capital of Greece, Athens offers an abundance of culinary delights for every taste and budget level. One thing is for sure: Foodies won’t be disappointed by the variety of Athens restaurant choices!
Cafe in Athens are numerous and spread all around the city. Most picturesque Athens cafes are found in Plaka, Monastiraki, and Thission, the three most tourist quarters in the city center. But nice coffee shops can be found in other part of the city.
Watch a movie in some of the most amazing open air cinema in the centre of Athens. Some offer amazing view over the Acropolis.
Athens is a modern city and, as such, it has a multitude of shops and shopping centers. Here are some of the most famous and important Athens shopping places.
Ancient Agora was the place where the Athenians used to gather and talk about politics. Today this place hosts interesting monuments, like the Temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalos. The entrance is from Thissio quarter.
According to archaeologists, it was constructed in the 1st century BC and an inscription informs us that it was constructed with the funds of Julius Ceasar and Augustus. The Roman Agora consisted of a large, open-air courtyard surrounded by colonnades on all four sides.
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