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Step back in time at ancient Athens

The beautiful Greek capital of Athens sees the modern and ancient worlds collide in the most spectacular way. Whether it’s the numerous ancient treasures or the golden sandy beaches you’re visiting, there’s plenty to see and do on a holiday to Athens. Home to some of the greatest artefacts of the ancient world, from the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis hill to the Panathenaic Stadium, the world-class shopping and outstanding museums such as the National Archaeological Museum, there's something for everyone. And when it comes to refueling after a day of exploring, you'll be well served. The restaurants of Athens are elegant and picturesque, the estiatorion tend to be more expensive whilst the taverna are informal and usually, family run. Psistaria, on the other hand, specialise in seafood dishes and grilled meats. There's no doubt about it, a holiday to Athens should at the top everybody’s to-do-list.

Your Athens City questions, answered

There's no bad time to visit, but the crowds thin out come October/November, meaning you’re able to explore Athens relatively undisturbed.

Don't leave without trying a koulouri sesame seed bread ring, a galaktoboureko custard-filled flaky pastry and a souvlaki kebab.

You'll be able to see a lot on foot but there's also the metro, bus and tram to help you get around.

Best things to do in Athens City

See ancient artefacts

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and does a great job of telling the history of ancient Greece.

Visit the Acropolis

A UNESCO World Heritage Centre, this ancient citadel is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and of huge historical significance.

Hit the beach

Schinias is one of the most popular beaches in Athens and is famed for its crystal clear waters. It’s also a great sport for windsurfing.