Athens. The city that gave birth to democracy
A place with ancient history, great historical monuments, picturesque neighborhoods in the historic center and modern architecture in the suburbs. Intense nightlife, beaches, mountains, traditional cuisine and gourmet restaurants. This is in a few words the city of Athens. Athens is an open-air museum. The Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the new Acropolis Museum, Plaka, the historic center are the main places you can admire the history of this city. Start from the Rock of the Acropolis and admire the creations of the golden age of Pericles. The Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the theater of Dionysus and the Herodion, the Holy See, Pnyx, the Ceramicos, the Ancient and Roman Agora, the Pillars of Olympian Zeus and the Andrian’s Gate. Walk to Plaka and Monastiraki or Anafiotika. The neighborhoods of Psyrri and Gazi are the hangouts of the youngest of the city, walk as well as to the aristocratic Kolonaki
Do not forget to visit the Constitution building and the monument of the Unknown Soldier and admire the Greek Parliament. Descend, then, to Ermou to Monastiraki or walk to Thiseio and Kerameikos. On Stadiou and Panepistimiou streets you will admire the neoclassical buildings. If you love visiting museums, do not miss the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum, the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the War Museum and the National Gallery are among the most important museums in the city. And if you have more time, continue your excursion on the coastline of Attica to Glyfada, where the tram that starts from Syntagma ends there passing a wonderful coastal route. A day trip to the islands of the Saronic Gulf, Hydra, Spetses and Aegina will also be memorable.
Enjoy in Athens flavors of the traditional Greek cuisine
Traditional Greek cuisine and modern Greek restaurants are located everywhere in the city. Of course, there are also restaurants that offer gourmet cuisine and high quality services. However, the classic dishes of Greek cuisine such as souvlaki, moussaka, spinach pie, yogurt and Xoriatiki salad, are the famous dishes that every visitor should try, as well as local dishes such as olives, oil and feta cheese.
Best time to visit Athens
The best time to visit Athens is between March - May and September - November, during these months there is usually sunshine and the weather is pleasant. During the summer months the city is very hot.
How to use transportation in Athens
Airport transfer options
"Eleftherios Venizelos" International Airport is the only international airport in Athens. The airport is located 30 km from the center of Athens. Access by road is possible via Attiki Odos, while a large part of travelers choose to travel by public transport. To get to the center of Athens from the airport you can use the metro line, buses and taxis. Of course for your own best service you can rent a car or private transfer for your travels.
There are many public transport options in Athens. You can use the metro, tram, trolley, commuter and city buses.