Athens, Greece

There are over 5,000 years of history in Athens and you’ll find some of the largest collections in the world of Greek ruins and artifacts here.

Athens, Travel Guide

The city’s numerous historic monuments make it a fascinating place to visit for tourists from all over the world. The Parthenonτο Acropolis and the Ancient Agora are some of the most famous examples of ancient Greek buildings.

Although not all landmarks are beautifully preserved, the sum of them are surprisingly harmonious, a peculiar feature of classic architecture. Visitors will be left breathless and amazed.

Athens has a lot to offer (not only impressive monuments), including an appetizing and varied Mediterranean cuisine. Colorful vegetables, juicy meat and tasty cheese are only three elements of a long list of varied delicacies prepared in the purest Greek style.

A holiday in Athens is never complete without a day trip to some of its nearby towns and villages.

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“Athens Travel Guide”

The main highlights of Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and the historical sights dotted around the Plaka) can be seen in one long day, if planned wisely. For tourists using Athens mostly as the jumping off point of a trip to the Greek Islands, that can suffice. For travelers who are interested in more than just the “must-do’s”, however, we recommend spending at least two full days in central Athens and up to four. No matter how long you spend, taking a tour can be a great way to experience much of Athens’ history, culture, and food scene in a short amount of time.

The two best neighborhoods to stay in Athens are Plaka and Monastiraki. Both are largely pedestrianized areas that lie at the foot of the Acropolis, chock-full of great restaurants and shops, and within walking distance of most major sites. In addition to Plaka and Monastiraki, the areas of Syntagma, Koukaki, Kolonaki, and Psirri also offer a great mix of walkability, sightseeing, great restaurants, and easy transportation.

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