Discover Athens & Attica
Athens is a beautiful city full of ancient and modern attractions, sightseeing and museums, which all worth a visit.
Athens City Museums
• The New Acropolis Museum
• The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum
• Athens Music Hall
• Museum of Cycladic Art & Ancient Greek Art – Goulandris Foundation
• National Archaeological Museum
• Byzantine & Christian Museum
Archaeological Sites & Attractions in Athens City
• The Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Ancient Agora
• Herodes Atticus Odeon
• The Ancient Theatre of Dionysus
• The Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaron)
• The Temple of Zeus
• Hadrian’s Gate
• The National Garden
• The Parliament House
• The Arios Pagos Rock
• Zappeion Hall
• Syntagma Square
• Lucabettus Hill
• Plaka Quarters
Shopping and Leisure
The shopping areas of Kolonaki, Monastiraki, and Ermou Street near Syntagma Square are ideal to go on a shopping spree.
Not very far from the city centre about 25 and 30 km each lie the beaches of Glyfada and Voula. They are fully equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds, water sports facilities and nice seaside tavernas.
Another wonderful coastal area is the Flisvos Marina. You will stroll around gazing at the sea and the luxury yachts, you will go shopping and relish excellent food and a plethora of leisure activities.
Not far from Athens you will also find the regency Casino Mont Parnes as well as the Loutraki casino.
You will also discover wonderful archaeological sites in Attica not far from the centre of Athens. Visit the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio and where you can gaze at the lovely sea views, the archaeological site in Vravrona, with a temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis, and the Elefsina archaeological site. You may also travel to the Saronic islands (Aegina, Hydra, Poros and Spetses) which are very close to Athens. Ships to the Saronic depart from Piraeus port, easily reached by subway.
The Holiday Suites Athens hotel reception is always available to assist you with further information and trip bookings.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013If you are reading this it means that you have taken the first step towards enjoying a fun and safe holiday in Greece!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013For Athens, summer is the finest season to visit with less crowded places, less traffic, lower prices, ideal weather and a light wind that retains the magic spirit of ancient Greece.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013One of the authentic cultural elements of Greece is its gastronomy. Greek cuisine has four secrets: good quality fresh ingredients, correct use of flavourings (herbs) and spices, the famous Greek olive oil and simplicity.
Thursday, July 25, 2013Whether you're staying in Athens or arriving on a cruise ship at Piraeus make sure that you make time to see all the major sites Athens has to offer and squeeze in an authentic Greek lunch and shopping in Plaka.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013Athens, although you may not realize is something of a shopper’s paradise. Many famous areas such as Monastiraki, Plaka and Syntagma offer a wealth of stores that you have to visit! Head for Monastiraki where a riot of colour will greet you at the bustling Flea Market.
Friday, November 24, 2017Doing business in Athens?
Thursday, July 18, 2013Before you leave from this beautiful country you have to unveil Athens' mysterious monuments & history.
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