Spotlight on Athens
As the weather starts to cool in some places, many of us return back to work and schools reopen, what better time to start planning an autumn get away! Looking for some inspiration?
As the weather starts to cool in some places, many of us return back to work and schools reopen, what better time to start planning an autumn get away! Looking for some inspiration? Then why not book a mini break or longer to the historical city of Athens and enjoy the milder climate and shorter queues to some of the top attractions this fall.
The capital city of Greece is also one of the world's oldest cities. The Acropolis, which was built in the 5th century BC, is still visible from nearly every part of this temple city. So make sure to visit this ancient citadel with its beautiful statues and iconic columns also home to the Parthenon. Enliven your visit further with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, showcasing over 4,000 objects found at the Acropolis and surrounding areas. To find out more and skip the line, click the link below:
Explore more at the National Archaeology Museum, the largest museum in Greece with over 11,000 exhibits covering Greek civilization, from prehistoric to late antiquity. Join in the discussion over the much debated bronze statue: is it Zeus or Poseidon? Find out more and book your tickets today:
Continue your journey through antiquities at at the Museum of Cycladia Art, with marble figurines, vases, bronze weapons, tools, and pottery from the early Cycladic period.
Walk in the footsteps of Pericles, Socrates and Plato and continue to explore Athens on foot, starting with the Dionysiou Areopagitou, a long, pedestrianized street where you will come across the Roman Theatre of Herodes Atticus, Agia Sophia Church, modern and neoclassical houses and embassies all the way to Philopasppos Hill. From here continue your tour to Pnyx Hill, a stone platform carved into the hillside where the Athenians used to gather and discuss political issues, making this one of the first recorded forms of democracy in the world!
Looking for good places to eat and drink? Then you will be spoilt for choice, from roadside kebabs to gastronomical experiences. In Athens people love to eat and what's better than sharing a meze after a long day of sightseeing?
For bars and trendy cafes head to neighbourhoods like Psyrri and Koukaki and don't forget to have a cocktail under the stars with the Acropolis in view at one of the many rooftop bars.
So what are you waiting for you? Book your trip today!