Athens

  • Family
  • History
  • Architecture

Athens is a symbol of Western civilisation, a city boasting a fascinating history that goes back more than three thousand years. From almost any part of the city, you can catch a glimpse of the mighty Acropolis, where the city's most famous sights are located. The capital of Greece is an exquisite blend of ancient and modern worlds, enchanting visitors with its amazing cultural attractions and ancient legends, as well as the restaurant of Plaka, the old historical neighbourhood and the hub of social life.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 15°C
  • Night 8°C
  • Rain 6

Athens is a symbol of Western civilisation, a city boasting a fascinating history that goes back more than three thousand years. From almost any part of the city, you can catch a glimpse of the mighty Acropolis, where the city's most famous sights are located. The capital of Greece is an exquisite blend of ancient and modern worlds, enchanting visitors with its amazing cultural attractions and ancient legends, as well as the restaurant of Plaka, the old historical neighbourhood and the hub of social life.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 15°C
  • Night 8°C
  • Rain 6

No flights available.

Average prices

The start of democracy

Athens … the birthplace of democracy, theatre, and Western civilization. Named after its protector Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and courage, Athens is a real paradise for history and archaeology lovers and attracts throngs of visitors because of its world-famous archaeological ruins. The ones that stand out are the Acropolis complex with the Parthenon, the Ancient and Roman Agoras, Hadrian's Library, the Temple of Zeus at Olympia and the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium. The magnificent Acropolis of Athens, which is also inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is built on a high cliff above the city and is visible from almost all parts of Greece’s capital. Take your time and admire this amazing landmark at different times of the day.

izp1 v2
izp2 v3

While justifiably famous for its amazing museums, restaurants and cultural events, one of the best things you can do in Athens is simply to walk the streets and squares and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll through Plaka, the old town of Athens, where many restaurants, cafés and souvenir shops await you. The neighbourhood is quite tourist-oriented, with many street musicians, photographers and flower sellers, but is still considered the most beautiful part of the city and well worth a visit. Alternatively, experience a different beat in the modern neighbourhoods of Kypseli and Keramikos, where young Athenians are renovating abandoned buildings, opening pop up restaurants and creating interesting art projects. Get ready to feel the intense power of creative energy.

The magnificent Acropolis of Athens, which is also inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is built on a high cliff above the city and is visible from almost all parts of Greece’s capital.

A visit to the capital is often just a stop on the way to the islands. But you don’t really need to walk far to get away from the hustle and bustle, as Athens boasts a beautiful coastline with beaches where you can swim for six months of the year. Enjoy a well-deserved break from history and culture in restaurants, cafés and bars or indulge in the varied nightclub life in the city centre or at its beaches.

Sights in Athens

zn tenpelj Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus

The temple dedicated to Zeus, the head of the Olympian gods, is also known as the Olympieion.

zn Akropola

The Acropolis of Athens

The ancient citadel lies on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings.

zn partenon

Parthenon

The main temple of the Acropolis of Athens, dedicated to the goddess Athena.

zn Agora

Agora

The marble Agora of Athens is the best known and one of the best preserved agoras.

zn muzej Akropolis

Acropolis Museum

An archaeological museum focused on the finds from the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.

Airports

letalisca atene 2

Athens Airport

Athens Airport is the busiest airport in Greece, located east of the Greek capital in the municipality of Spata-Artemida. The modern airport is easily accessible by public transport (metro and bus). Central Athens is a 45-minute car drive away.

Search

Close