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Athens is the capital of Greece and is  home to one of the most famous sites in the world - the Acropolis.It is the birth place of democracy and the heart of the Ancient Greek civilization. Athens is named after the Greek goddess Athena.But there is so much more - the city is also known for its great food, natural beauty, and its cultural and religious history.

Holiday to Athens is full of energy  with the buzz of the laid-back coffee culture and spirited nightlife. Rich traditional culture with ancient theatres, Acropolis museum, The temple of Olympian Zeus and old street in Plaka are few recommended and highly visited tourist attractions.Shops, restaurants, the metro to the ferries, buses, taxis and nightlife is within walking distance from  Makrianni, Koukaki, Thission, Syntagma and Monastiraki. Book a cheap holiday to Athens with Plenty Holidays. 

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ATHENS INFORMATION

Currency

Euro

Language

Greek

Time Zone

GMT+3.00

Avg. Flight Time

3h 30m

Peak Travel

June-September

Price of a pint

€2.50

MORE ABOUT ATHENS

Visit To Acropolis
Visit To Acropolis

The Acropolis is an ancient Greek complex located above the city of Athens. It contains several ancient buildings like The Temple of Athena, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre.

 Suggested visit to Acropolis is early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds.

The Acropolis is a popular stop on the cruise ship circuit and they start arriving late morning. Visiting it before or after they arrive is the easiest way to make the most of your trip.

Lycabettus Hill
Lycabettus Hill

A prominent 277-meter hill that is visible from all over Athens is one of the best places to watch the sunset.

Its one of the  favourite sites because you can see the entire city, including the Acropolis, all the way to the sea.

It also offers a cafe (open for breakfast and lunch) and an upscale restaurant, Orizontes (open for dinner).There is a funicular that can take you to the top, or you can take the stairs if you’re looking for some extra exercise.

Concert At The Odeon
Concert At The Odeon

“Odeon” in ancient Greece was a building for singing and musical shows. In Athens, the Odeon is the theatre that sits at the base of the Acropolis and to this day it hosts world-renowned artists, like the Foo Fighters in 2017 and Sting in 2018.It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to watch a concert in the oldest of venues.

It’s intimate and every seat offers great views of the stage. As part of the Epidaurus Festival every summer, the Odeon hosts dozens of concerts.

Lake Vouliagmeni
Lake Vouliagmeni

Lake Vouliagmeni is the place for natural rejuvenation with 30-min drive from the center of Athens, this lake surrounded by limestone caves.It is supplied by an underground tunnel from the sea, which keeps the water quite warm all year. The warm mineral water of the natural springs has healed the ailments of the Greeks .

The lake has many facilities including a restaurant, lockers and changing rooms, showers, access for people with disabilities, as well as sunbeds and umbrellas.