Discover Greece, start with Athens!
The ancient & modern worlds of Athens
Athens is such a fantastic city filled with history, nature and welcoming people. They’ve got The Acropolis, witch in greek literally means “the highest point of the town”. It s the most known acropolis in the world rising to a height of between 60 and 70 meters above the city. The rocky flat-topped hill of the Acropolis is 300 meters from east to west and 150 meters from north to south. The most famous temple in the city is Pathernon. Inside of it stood a statue of the of the city’s protector-goddess, Athena.
The Plaka District, also known as the center of Athens has 3 kilometres and is the largest pedestrian zone in Europe. They have it all, from small suvenir shops to fancy restaurants. The area is perfect for long walks, stops for tasty food and shopping.
If you keep on walking, only 300m away from the sacred rock of Acropolis stands the impressive Acropolis Musseum, made of steel and glass. Here are preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece. Also close to Plaka neighbourhood you will find Monastiraki, a characteristic area of “old” Athens, with narrow streets and small buildings. Here is where the traditional bazar of the city is held. Another cool places to visit are the Athens Beach Suburbs like Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni. And yes, this tree neighboorhoods are by the sea.
Piraeus is the main port in Athens and the largest port in Greece. It serves most itineraries to the Greek islands and some mainland destinations. You can have a fun afternoon if you walk along Piraeus Port – party in fancy bars or have drinks in a relaxed local feel coffe shops. The same athmosphere you find in Athens Beach Suburbs like Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni.