Holidays in Athens
|Local time:||GMT/BST +2 hours|
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|Athens E. Venizelos Intl||3 hours 30 minutes|
Immerse yourself in the wonders of both modern and ancient Greece with a holiday to the capital city of Athens. Explore the vast number of ancient treasures or head to the beaches for some relaxation in the sun, there is plenty to do in this compact yet vibrant holiday spot.
Visitors to Athens will discover immediately that the best way to see the sights of the city is to go on foot. Many of the city’s most popular attractions are located within a comfortable walking distance from each other. Learn about the enthralling history of Athens with a visit to the National Archaeological Museum and walk around the Panathenaic Stadium which dates as far back as 330BCE and was where the first modern Olympic Games was held 1896. Not forgetting the stunning Acropolis which shouldn’t be missed. Explore the extensive sights of this city with an Athens City Break.
After taking in the ancient charms of Anthens, nearby neighbourhoods will offer you a delightful traditional Greek experience. Plaka is home to many delightful tavernas, cafes and restaurants alongside some beautiful Greek churches. For some up-market Greek cuisine, try the area of Kolonaki which also houses some incredible boutiques and popular nightspots.
Soak up the sun during your holidays in Athens
Take time out from the city and admire the nearby enchantments of the Greek coastline. Athens has some stunning beaches locally with sparkling blue waters and tranquil sands. If you’re looking for a calm and quiet beach visit try the private sands found to the south-east of Athens in Glyfada. Here you may have to pay for access but a visit to the unspoilt coves is worth the charge. To the north-east of Athens the beaches are more alive with locals and tourist, making them great if you want to be part of the buzzing holiday atmosphere! The best way to discover the beaches surrounding Athens is to hop on a bus and get off when you see a beach that takes your fancy.
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