Athens, Greece is one of the oldest cities in the world. Athens is a large city with approximately 5 million people. Greece is rooted in history, making it a great place to go on vacation since there is so much to learn about and explore. Spend your time in this unique city learning about the culture, trying new food, and soaking up the history.
Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square. You may even see the impressive changing of the guards. If you are interested in visiting museums, Greece has an abundance of them, including Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, the National Archaeological Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and the Acropolis Museum. Another place you should put on your itinerary is the famous Acropolis of Athens. Aside from historic sites, you should also make time on your vacation to go to some of the beaches of Athens, such as Lagonisi and Glyfada. For shopping, make sure to visit Ermou Street. If you are more interested in antiques and flea markets, make sure to go to Monastiraki. If you are looking for fine dining and interested in trying authentic Greek dishes, try going to the restaurant called Estiatorio Milos Athens. For French Cuisine, check out the restaurant Spondi, which is a restaurant known for both its’ food and beautiful interior. Athens also has a thriving nightlife scene. Gazi is an area with several clubs and bars, such as Pixi. For a bar with a view of the Acropolis and Athens, go to 360 Degrees.
There are a multitude of fun day trips that you can make from Athens. The city of Corinth is only about an hour drive from Athens. Julius Caesar had Corinth rebuilt while he ruled. The city therefore has a lot of history and features multiple historic attractions, such as the Bema platform. Another place to check out while staying in Greece is the city of Epidaurus. While spending the day in Epidaurus, make sure to visit the Temple of Asklepios and Epidaurus’ large amphitheater, which is from the 4th century B.C.
Stay in an apartment, penthouse, villa, or cottage while in Athens. Athens is divided into several unique areas and we recommend choosing one based on what activities you are looking to do while on vacation. Stay in Syntagma if you want to be right in the heart of the central square of Athens. If you are planning to explore the nightlife scene, rent a place in Psiri. Monastiraki is an area filled with beautiful homes, shops, and historic sites. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Athens vacation rental today!
While in Athens, you can take the Attiko Metro, which is the Athens Metro system. The public transportation system has three lines, which are called M1, M2, and M3. M1 goes between Piraeus and Kifissia. M2 goes between Agios Antonios and Agios Dimitrios. Lastly, M3 goes between Egaleo and Doukissis Plakentias. Each station has ticket machines. You can purchase one-way tickets, day tickets, or weekly tickets.
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