Holidays in Athens Town

Athens Town info

Athens, the capital of Greece, is home to some of the most important ancient and archaeological sites in the world. The most famous of course, is the Parthenon, which sits majestically at the top of the Acropolis in Athens.

However, if Athena, the Goddess of wisdom, hadn't won her contest with Poseidon, God of the Sea, for the prize of the city of Athens, the Parthenon would have been a temple for Poseidon instead. However, Athena did win the contest and, as well as her name, bestowed her sacred olive tree upon the city. The Golden Age of Athens saw it as the centre of world, full of the greatest writers, most skilled sculptors and distinguished philosophers. Democracy was born. People of the city flocked to the theatre so see that latest tragedy by Socrates, and the artistic skills of the Athenians was something that was shared by all. What is so impressive about this Golden Age in time is that even though now the importance of Athens has greatly diminished, the remains of the great city are still there for all to visit and admire. Temples and ruins remain, which were of great importance in their day. Today they may appear as no more than another collection of ruins that scatter the city, but they still attract huge numbers of visitors, simply because of their importance and physical beauty. Examples such as the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Zeus are just a few of the sites that Athens has to offer. Around the city, there are many places that have stood the test of time extremely well. The Parthenon, visible from all over Athens, stands as proudly as ever, as though keeping a watchful eye on the goings-on below. The beautiful Plaka district, around the base of the Acropolis is filled with old houses and shops, as well as a fine selection of coffee shops and tavernas where you can sit back and enjoy a drink or meal. You can also have a look around the Monastiraki street market, where you are sure to find interesting and unique gifts for friends or loved ones.

Athens, like so many areas in Greece, is a place that really needs to be explored. With so much to see and do, you will never run out of things to keep you busy. And once you are satisfied that you have seen most of Athens, you can then head straight down to the port of Piraeus and jump on a ferry boat to take you to one of the many beautiful Greek Islands.

Holidays package proposal for Athens Town

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Airtickets to Athens Town

Athens can be reached by plane. We can offer airtickets to Athens through our online booking system.

Hotels in Athens Town

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in Athens, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Athens hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Athens Town

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Sightseeing and tours in Athens Town

The most well-known monument of the ancient city of Athens Greece is the Parthenon, the trademark marble temple of Athens City on the Acropolis Hill, which towers over the city. Apart from the Parthenon, the Athens Acropolis includes the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylae. On the southern slope of the Athens Acropolis Hill are the splendid Herod Atticus Odeon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Asklepeion and other monuments. At the foot of the Acropolis is the Ancient Agora complex, the commercial, political and social center of Ancient Athens Greece. Other significant sights in Athens include the Pnyx, the Olympeion Site, the Roman Agora, the Academy of Plato and the Panathenaic Stadium, which was built in antiquity and was restored to host the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The triad of neoclassical buildings on Panepistimiou Street, the Parliament Building with the Evzone guards and the Zappeion Hall are magnificent specimens of more contemporary architecture in Athens. A taste of modern Athens can be seen in the spectacular Metro Stations, which apart from being magnificent engineering achievements, contain the archaeological artefacts that were discovered during the construction of the stations. Most of the history of Athens Greece can be seen up close in the city's exquisite museums. The most impressive one is the new Acropolis Museum celebrated for its immaculate exhibits, such as the Caryatids, housed in a brand new construction characterised by simple lines and the natural daylight illuminating the displays. We also suggest visiting the National Archaeological Museum, the Ancient Agora, the Maritime, War, Byzantine, Folk Art, Numismatic, Benaki Historical, Epigraphical, Goulandris Cycladic Art, Goulandris Natural History Museums, as well as the excellent National Art Gallery, which are among the must-see Athens sightseeing attractions. A stroll through the quaint, old neighbourhoods of Athens Greece is a unique experience. Soak up the fabulous atmosphere of downtown Athens Greece, exploring the pedestrian areas of Plaka, Thisseion and Psiri, which are located beneath the Athens Acropolis, and then walk along the Dionysou Areopagitou Promenade, which is situated at the foot of the Acropolis Hill, next to the Herod Atticus Odeon and the Theater of Dionysus.

Travel tourism information in Athens Town

Greek Tourist Organisation        +30 210 3310565
Athens Airport                            +30 210 3530445
Police                                          100
Fire Department                          191
Tourist Police                              171
Urgent incidents-First Aid           166
 

Restaurants and nightlife in Athens Town

One of the things you will enjoy the most in Athens is its exhilarating nightlife which amazes every visitor making them leave all worries behind. You can find bars, clubs and all-day cafes in most of Athens districts, but let's get started from the city centre and the greater city centre areas.The downtown areas of Plaka, Thisseion and Psiri make up the main entertainment center of Athens City Greece. They are pedestrian-friendly areas at close proximity to the Monastiraki and Thisseion Metro stations. There you will find an endless array of restaurants and tavernas that serve traditional and contemporary cuisine, where live "bouzouki" music accompanies your meal. The streets are packed with cafes and bars for all music preferences, which stay open till dawn, for stimulating long nights out. Posh Athens restaurants and clubs are located in the neighbourhood of Kolonaki and Gazi which is minutes from the city centre by metro (Keramikos station). On the other hand, if you are the kind who prefers to just catch a quick bite, you will be delighted to choose among the various "souvlaki" places around Athens. You can choose between live "bouzouki" night clubs, where the top Greek singers perform, or mainstream international music clubs. Nevertheless, almost every area in Athens Greece provides a wide range of nightlife venues proving the multidimensionality of Athens nightlife entertainment.

Special places of interest in Athens Town

In Athens you will discover many full-service, mainly sandy beaches including a number of sports facilities, such as beach volleyball courts, waterslides, water tubes, canoes for rent, while waterskiing and windsurfing are also available. Professional beach volleyball matches are held at the beaches of Schinias, Paleo Faliro and Palea Fokea. In almost every beach you will find beach bars or cafes with snacks, cold beverages and exotic cocktails to quench your thirst. Athens beaches are ideal for families visiting Greece, as they have relatively shallow waters and offer changing rooms, sun umbrellas and chaise longues. Playgrounds and a variety of eating areas are also provided. The southern coast of Athens possesses some wonderful beaches, including Alimos, Glyfada, Kavouri,Varkiza, Voula and Vouliagmeni. Lake Vouliagmeni is a favourite of those who want to take advantage of the therapeutic properties of its waters.