From the archaeological richness and history of to the modern urban character
Why choose Athens? Because it combines the comforts of the modern European capital with its sandy beaches and lively nightlife, similar to those of the Greek islands. Because Atticus sun and the wonderful Mediterranean climate, gives the whole time feeling summer. Athens is one of the most easily accessible destinations in Greece.
Every year is visited by millions of tourists, to enjoy the variety of options offered. Crowded squares, large shopping, green parks, marinas with luxurious boats, museums, nightclubs, theaters, churches and archaeological sites, everything is at your disposal to discover. In Athens, the options are endless!
Athens, the cradle of civilization.
One of the most important cities - states of the ancient world, Athens, laid the foundations for the birth of arts and letters in the rest of Greece. In the entire area of the Attic land, and a point of intense action in the city center, the theater grew, philosophy, architecture and the rhetoric within the nascent democracy.
The city glow that lived its own Golden Age reflected in the great archaeological sites of the cult sanctuaries. The Acropolis remains the salient point of archaeological interest in Attica, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion enchants with wonderful views of the remains of the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus in Thiseio reminds us that the heart of civilization, the heart of ancient Greece beat in Athens…
Everything worth knowing about the history of Athens and its evolution over time are under the supervision of famous archaeologists in museums. The Acropolis Museum, the Benaki Museum, Archaeological and the Monetary Museum are just some of the dozens of choices you have to discover the archaeological richness of the region.
From ancient Greek aesthetics in contemporary art
In modern urban landscape art lives on the road. Colorful graffiti filled walls, street musicians put the rhythm in everyday life of residents, itinerant painters, mimes and artists handing out smiles to passersby. Every year, festivals and cultural events including concerts, dance and theater performances, photo and art exhibitions, for those who love art.
During the summers residents and guests of Attica choose, the Concert Hall garden, the Lycabettus Theater Byron and Katrakio Nice Theatre for great concerts of domestic and foreign artists are organized, while in winter the musical and theatrical scenes filled, offering the public unique artistic experiences.
The hidden treasures of seaside Attica
Whoever thinks to enjoy the summer sun and games to the sea must leave Attica, just visit one of the organized beaches for review.
The shores of Attica do not have anything to envy the most famous beaches of the Greek islands. Across the ocean along the county will find clear waters and well equipped beaches with beach bar, loungers and taverns hosting the summer months thousands of locals and tourists.
The options multiply, starting from the closest to Star Glyfada cosmopolitan beach of Vouliagmeni and beach Legraina Sounion with commanding views of the Temple of Poseidon in the foreground.
Lovers of Water Sports «vote» Schinia and Lagonissi for wind surfing, jet ski, wakeboard, diving and water with inflatable toys. If on the other hand you wish to enroll in your program a short trip, a short distance from the urban landscape, beach mat and Erotospilia with crystal clear waters are ideal.
A breath away from the islands of the Saronic Gulf
Spetses, Hydra or Poros, Aegina and Salamina are just minutes from the port of Piraeus and encourage those who wish to combine their excursion in Athens with short or long stays in the islands of the Saronic Gulf. Distances even easier and day trips to the islands that have been identified with stately architecture, historic monasteries, quaint streets and some of the best ouzo bars you meet.
THE CAPITAL CITY OF SHOPPING!
Athens offers a variety of choices for those who love shopping..
The largest and most complete market located in the city center. Ermou Street extends from Syntagma to Thissio, although the commercial part reaches the intermediate Monastiraki.
Here you will find shops of the largest multinational companies in the world, and Greek brands, but above all you will find high quality clothes in wonderful designs.
Equally stylish and luxurious are the purchases of Kolonaki, Glyfada and Kifissia with boutique shops and the biggest fashion brands internationally.
Besides shopping, favorite excursion of the residents are also large shopping centers, for shopping, dining or coffee and cinema. Depending on where you are staying in Athens your options multiply.
The Athens Mall, Golden Hall, Metro Mall, River West & Athens Heart are some of the alternative trading centers solutions proposed for shopping.
The options you have for food and entertainment in Athens are limitless. Here you will find some of the best gourmet restaurants in Greece, taverns with delicious appetizers, historically fast food restaurants in the neighborhoods of downtown, seaside ouzeries a step before the wave and of course restaurants with cuisines from around the world. Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and Asian restaurants 'color' eating habits of residents and visitors to the city.
If your gastronomic tastes run to more traditional forms, the choices you have kept are countless. You can explore Piraeus, Egaleo, Nea Makri and Porto Rafti for ouzo, raki and appetizers, the Vari and Kalyvia, two of the most famous "ranks" meat with great tavernas, meat on the spit, the Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Kolonaki, Sounion and Kifissia for luxury, gourmet dishes.
Entertainment till you drop...
It is true that if there is something for which Athens is known, it is the nightlife. Her citizens come out and have fun everyday, which is largely due to the abundance of options. The regions of Athens are to some extent shared the bit of fun.
The center is famous for its "hidden" bars in the narrow, for its famous "terraces" overlooking the Acropolis and wine bars, the relatively new Athenian fashion found in recent years thousands of fans.
In Paraliaki and Gazi (Kerameikos) you will meet the biggest night spots and the nightclubs where usually flock of thousands of people visit , especially on weekends.
Equally popular, especially during summer months, it is the choice of the Athenian Riviera with tasteful local beach bar, which give a sense of "escape" from everyday life and the fast pace of the city.