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Athens Tours Spotlight

Walking and Cultural Tours in Athens

Food and Wine Tours in Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece as well as its largest city. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe thus it represents the historical capital and cradle of modern civilization. Here, you will witness the immortal beauty of ancient city and culture through preserved legacy of many archaeological wonders. What makes this city immortal over time is the young spirit of its people that keep it lively and vibrant. Bright sunny days, deep blue Aegean sea, fascinating ancient history and exciting daily life make this city a must visit destination in Greece.

What to See in Athens

One of many secrets the city holds is how it manages to be both an ancient historic city and a modern megalopolis at the same time. You can go back in time centuries ago and witness the sites where democracy was born and minutes later, be sipping a cold drink in a hip and lively neighborhood. We recommend visiting one of the many rooftop bars in the city center and soak in the view of the glowing Acropolis above the city skyline.

Wander around the narrow streets of “old” city and enjoy the colourful corners of Monastiraki area. While you are here, visit the traditional bazaar where the smell of different traditional spices will intoxicate your senses. Experience the city vibe while roaming around Ermou street – the city’s most commercial street filled with shops that suit everyone’s taste. For a more contemporary side, take a stroll around the Kolonaki neighbourhood and shop your way through several high end boutiques. Take a rest from all the exploring in one of the many local taverns and enjoy a refreshing glass of ouzo accompanied with traditional Greek delicacies.

The Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens​

Surely one of the most famous architecture treasures in the world and a true landmark of Athens is the Acropolis.

Plaka

Plaka

Plaka neighbourhood represents one of the historic centres of Athens.

Ancient Athens

Ancient Athens​

As the cradle of philosophy, sciences, democracy and theatre, each historic monument has a different story to tell each more interesting and important than the other.

half day morning walking tour

Getting Around

Athens is the capital of Greece and a city with a rich history. Therefore, for a visitor of Athens there is a big variety of things to do, no matter if he is staying for one night or more. The best way to get around in Athens is on foot since the most archaeological sites and monuments are located in the center of Athens within a small distance to walk from one to another.

Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport

The Athens International Airport “Elefterios Venizelos” is located in Spata area, about 40 minutes drive distance from the city center of Athens.

Athens Railway Station

Athens Railway Station

The Athens Central Railway Station or Larissa Station is the main railway station of Athens and supports long-distance travel to northern Greece.

The Port of Piraeus

The Port of Piraeus

The Port of Piraeus is the biggest Greek seaport that connects the capital of Greece with the most popular Greek islands, including the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Eastern Aegean islands and Crete.

Athens Food and Insider's Tips

One thing that is certain when it comes to Greek destinations and cities is that the food never disappoints. Greek food differs from area to area and each one has its own specialties. Same goes for Athens this culinary capital of Greece that offers a plethora of Greek dishes such as mousaka, pastitsio, gemista, and of course fish soup made from local catch of the day. You can find all these dishes and more at about any tavern. To make your visit even better, pair this amazing food with some of the local house wines or ouzo.

 If you feel tired of the city rush and wish to avoid all the hustle and bustle, our advice is to hit the beach. Athens has to offer some amazing beaches right outside of the city where you can relax and recharge you batteries for more exploring time. Warm Greek sun and blue Aegean Sea will make your stay even more memorable.

Location

Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica that is often referred to as the Athens or Attica Basin. The basin is bounded by four large mountains: Mount Aigaleo to the west, Mount Parnitha to the north, Mount Pentelicus to the northeast and Mount Hymettus to the east.

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