Athens could be considered the mother of western civilisation. Every year, the Greek capital attracts huge throngs of tourists who come to visit its historical sites that have stood as icons for centuries. From its temples and museums to its traditional ways of living, Athens is a paragon of Greek history.
The best places to stay in Athens are mainly concentrated in the center of the city, within a short distance from the Acropolis. These areas are generally just walking distance away from each other, which offers a good portion of the heart of the city as attractive accommodation. With so many historical attractions in a vibrant city, Athens is both old and young at the same time. Alternatively, some decide to stay on the coast, aka the so called ‘Athens Riviera’.
Athens provides a unique shopping experience. From markets and souvenir shops to boutiques and department stores, the Greek capital offers the complete cross-section of the shopping sphere. Much of the shopping excitement is in the center but there are plenty of charming and authentically Greek little stores that reach out into the suburbs.
The diversity of food in Athens is mainly thanks to the diversity in Greek cuisine, which is the dominant food in the Greek capital. From seafood and barbecues to cheeses and fresh salads, the Greeks have perfected the use of their Mediterranean surroundings to give us the culinary wonders of Athens.
Athens is a vibrant combination of ancient and modern. Most of the attractions are found in the center of the city in the area around the Acropolis, and while this does dominate the interest of the tourists, it does no harm to the pleasant atmosphere around the wholly modern and lively areas further afield. Glyfada and Vouliagmeni are home to beautiful marinas, chic restaurants, beaches, bars and traditional tavernas.
Everyone expects sea, sand and sunshine from their holidays in Greece, but the country’s diversity might surprise you. Book a hotel in Greece for islands and mountains, diving and white- water rafting, rustic tavernas and temples to haute-cuisine.
Expect Ancient Greek relics, creative Mediterranean cuisine and vibrant nightlife on an Athens city break. Book an Athens hotel to discover the roots of European civilisation.
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