Top Attractions And Things To Do In Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Athens conjures images of blue waters and classical architecture, a place where visitors can immerse themselves in an ancient culture with modern conveniences. Whether you are a museum buff, a dedicated foodie or a sidewalk café people watcher, Athens will provide many opportunities to indulge your pleasure.

Getting to Athens

The Athens International Airport, ATH, is located 12 miles east of central Athens. With two terminals, the airport serves a number of airlines, including British Airways, Delta Airlines, Egypt Air, Aegean Airlines, Air Berlin, Cyprus Airlines, Singapore Airlines, U.S. Airways and many others.

Coastline in Athens, Greece

Coastline in Athens, Greece

The airport offers both short-term and long-term parking facilities. Taxi service, shopping and dining are available at the airport. A hotel is also adjacent to the airport.

Getting Around Athens

Metro trains run throughout the day and part of the night in the city. The city also has buses, trolleys and a tram to the coastal area. Taxis are also available.

Aerial view of Athens, Greece

Aerial view of Athens, Greece

You can also rent a car in the city, although heavy traffic may make other options more desirable. Walking to sites in the city centre is a practical option.

Where to Stay in Athens

Athens offers many luxurious and comfortable hotels and other accommodations. These locations are convenient and are in close proximity to the Metro station.

The Parthenon at Dusk - Athens, Greece

The Parthenon at the Acropolis of Athens at Dusk – Athens, Greece

Attractions and Things to Do in Athens

The National Archaeological Museum offers exhibits and artefacts from Greece’s past eras.

Ancient Agora of Athens, Greece

Ancient Agora of Athens, Greece

The Ancient Agora was once the center of the city’s commercial and administrative activities, and today, draws visitors from around the world.

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece

View from The Acropolis of Athens, Greece

View from The Acropolis of Athens, Greece

Acropolis of Athens, Greece

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky hill above the city of Athens. It contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, including the Parthenon.

Ruins at the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Ruins at the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

One of the icons of Ancient Greece is The Acropolis. This is a monument that most visitors put on their list when touring the city. Stroll through the Plaka, a pleasant neighbourhood just off the Acropolis with museums, restaurants and shops.

The Parthenon, The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The Parthenon, The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The Parthenon’s imposing structure was built as a temple to Athena in ancient days, and later served as a Christian church and a mosque when neighbouring armies conquered the area.

Temple of Hephaestus, Athens, Greece

Temple of Hephaestus, Athens, Greece

The Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece

The Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece. It is one of the main historic attractions of Athens, and the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.

If you are a nature lover, you will enjoy a hike up pine-forested Mount Hymettus, part of a range just outside of the city. Mount Hymettus is known for thyme-scented honey that is available in the area.

Sightseeing in Athens, Greece

Sightseeing in Athens, Greece

After all your exploration of the beautiful city of Athens, please take a stop at some of the popular dining and entertainment hot spots to enjoy delicious meals and great entertainment.

Square in Plaka, Athens, Greece

Square in Plaka, Athens, Greece

Monastiraki, Athens, Greece

Monastiraki, Athens, Greece

When To Visit Athens

Early spring or fall is generally the best time to visit Athens, when hotels are cheaper and when the crowds are thinner. However, the Athens Carnival is held in February, which draws people from all over the country and all over the world.

Plaka, Athens, Greece

Plaka, Athens, Greece

Market in Athens, Greece

Market in Athens, Greece

View of Athens, Greece

View of Athens, Greece

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