Athens is the capital of Greece and among the most interesting places in the world with a history of 3000 years. Athens is the ideal destination for a city break as it has amazing places to visit and explore, including the world-famous Acropolis with the Temple of Parthenon, the New Acropolis Museum, the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora and others.
A large part of the town’s historic centre has been converted into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone (the largest in Europe), leading to the major archaeological sights. Syntagma and Omonia are the main central squares of the town.
Other areas like Plaka and Monastiraki, a characteristic area of “old” Athens, with narrow streets and small buildings where the city’s traditional bazaar is held. Close to it is the Psyrri area, a traditional neighborhood which during the past few years has evolved into one of the most important “centres” of the town’s nightlife, with scores of bars, tavernas, ouzeris, clubs, etc.
Athens and the wider Attica area, you will find hotel accommodation of high standard, modern means of transportation, a wide choice of opportunities for shopping, dining and nightlife, good service and also all the hospitality from the inhabitants.
After a full day walking around Athens city, do not miss a drink at night in the many hot spots. Located in a central spot in Greece, the city is also very convenient for day trips to archaeological sites in the mainland and close islands in the Aegean Sea. If you wish to explore Greece, choose Athens for your first holiday destination.
►The main regions of Athens are Acropolis, Glyfada, Kolonaki, Monastiraki, Omonia, Plaka, Syntagma, Thissio
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