With a recorded history of 3,000 years, Athens is the capital of Greece and among the most interesting places in the world. Actually Athens Greece is the best destination for a city break as it has amazing sightseeing to visit, including the world-famous Acropolis with the Temple of Parthenon, the New Acropolis Museum, the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora and others. After a full day walking around Athens city, do not miss a drink at night in the many hot spots. Located in a central spot in Greece, the city is also very convenient for day trips to archaeological sites in the mainland and close islands in the Aegean Sea. Located in the centre of Greece, Athens is a convenient transportation hub for the Greek islands and road trips to the mainland. Due to the long history and rich culture, this is also an interesting place for sightseeing. The Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, the Hellenic Parliament and the Neoclassical trilogy is among the top ancient sites to visit in the Greek capital. Many museums also dot the city centre, hosting valuable archaeological findings and art treasures. The new Acropolis Museum, in particular, and the Archaeological Museum are very interesting museums for a visit. Holidays in Athens combine a cultural visit in important attractions and a swim in beaches close to the city centre. In fact, there are many hotels along the coastline of Athens, the Athenian Riviera as it is called, that provide easy access to beaches.
Most popular and historical neighborhoods of Athens are located in the city centre: Syntagma, Plaka, Monastiraki, Acropolis, Thissio and Gazi are the most tourist places to walk around and include most sightseeing. Many tourist facilities are located in these places.
Although Athens is mostly famous for its sightseeing and not for the beaches, there are though many beautiful beaches in Athens. Athens beaches are spread all along the southern and the north eastern side of the Attica peninsula. All the coastline from Glyfada to Cape Sounion have nice organized Athens beaches as well as secluded coves to enjoy a day at the sun.
Hotels in Athens are concentrated around the city centre, particularly in the regions of Syntagma, Plaka, Acropolis, Monastiraki, Thission and Panepistimiou Avenue. Most archaeological sites are found in a walking distance from these regions. Accommodation in Athens city ranges from luxurious hotels and suites to budget hostels. The squares of Omonoia and Metaxourgio also have some hotels, but crime rates are higher there. Hotels of all kinds and price ranges are also found in Piraeus as it is the main port of the city.
Athens city is the most important in Greece and it is found in the region of Attica. Taking its name after its protector, goddess Athena, Athens Greece is famous because here the political system of democracy, sciences and philosophy were born. The most important monument of Athens city is of course the Acropolis. There are several other important ancient sites and monuments that can be found mainly around the lovely neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki, Thissio and in the vicinity of the Acropolis. They include ancient temples, ancient theaters and stadiums, public buildings and interesting museums. Athens is the capital of Greece and the most important Greek city. It has many beautiful quarters. The historical centre (Syntagma-Monastiraki-Plaka) is a gem for history lovers, as it includes monuments from all periods of time, from the Classical and Roman times to the Byzantine and Neoclassical period. Do not miss a visit to important sights, including the Parthenon and the temple of Olympian Zeus, theatres, such as the Herodes Atticus, and public buildings, such as the Agora. However, the city is not only about sightseeing and lovely restaurants. Athens holidays may also include swim in nice beaches. There are many beach resorts to enjoy a relaxing swim in the hot summer days in the peninsula of Attica. The beaches from Glyfada to the south till Cape Sounion are mostly organized and get very popular, especially in summer weekends.