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.
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.
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.
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.