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Definitely the city to visit to go back to the source of western civilisation! A dazzling, harmonious site with beautiful ancient moments and museums overflowing with splendour, Athens is the very source of western civilisation. Roman, Byzantine and neo-classical souvenirs; an oriental, populous atmosphere: Athens is all this and more! With less than 10,000 inhabitants in the 19C, it is now the heart of a bustling, cosmopolitan centre, stretching 15 km from Piraeus to Kifissia.

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Tourist attractions Athens : Things to see and do

  • Acropolis Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Av. Dionissiou-Areopagitou GR - 11851 Athína

    In this focal point of civilization you will discover the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and the Parthenon, masterpieces of the 5th century B.C. At a relatively late period, the hole which Poseidon made on a rock with a blow of ..

  • Parthenon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Av. Dionissou-Aeropagitou GR - 11742 Athína

    This Doric temple was built in the epoch of Pericles by Iktinos, under Phidias. His statue, dedicated to Athena, decorated the sanctuary. In the Byzantine epoch this statue taken to Constantinople, was destroyed during the siege of the city by the Cr..

  • Erechtheion Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Av. Dionissou-Aeropagitou GR - 11742 Athína

    This elegant 5C B.C. temple, with many places of worship, was a church, a palace, a harem and then a military magazine. The famous portico of the kores was named the «Caryatids tribune» because 6 statues of young women, clad in tunics with parallel f..

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Hotels Athens

  • Hotel Thissio Two stars Two stars

    Agias Marinis 2 & Apostolou Pavlou 25 GR - 11851 Athens

    Prix Prices from : 98 €

    Offering an impressive view to the Acropolis from its rooftop terrace, Hotel Thissio enjoys a central location. The rooms are elegantly decorated with free Wi-Fi. The restaurant serves creative dishes and a variety of Greek wines. Fitted with woode..

  • City Circus Athens

    16, Sarri Street GR - 10553 Athens

    Prix Prices from : 24 €

    City Circus Athens features a rooftop terrace and a bar-restaurant, just 300 metres from Thission area and within 350 metres from Monastiraki Metro Station. Housed in a neoclassical building, the property offers air-conditioned accommodation with fre..

  • Phidias Hotel

    Apostolou Pavlou 39, Thissio GR - 11851 Athens

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Leisure activities Athens


    If you only visit one of the Greek islands, it's got to be Santorini! This former volcanic island has breathtaking views from the caldera whilst also boasting red, white and black beaches. Spend the night on the island and admire the sites at your le..


    One for all you History buffs - discover Athens' Ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with your local guide. Venture inside the ancient Acropolis and admire just how this ancient monument towers above the city below. You'll also see ..

  • Prices from : 18 €

    Experience the essential things to do in Athens aboard a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. You'll see all the historical and modern sights of Athens in a comfortable and secure environment, with full commentary provided. Stop at all the major attracti..

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Restaurants Athens

  • Spondi Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant  Excellent cooking, worth a detour

    5 Pyronos, off Varnava Sq, Pangrati GR - 11636 Athína / Αθηνα

    Well-known restaurant with two courtyards and two dining rooms: one is intimate; the other, elegantly designed from reclaimed bricks in the style of a vaulted cellar, complete with a wine cave. Top quality produce is used to create imaginative, deftl..

  • Botrini's Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    24b Vasileos Georgiou GR - 10435 Αθήνα

    A converted school in a quiet suburb - now a passionately run restaurant with an ultra-modern interior, a sleek glass-fronted kitchen and verdant terraces. Appealing modern menus feature local produce in creative, attractively presented dishes. Many ..

  • Funky Gourmet Comfortable and pleasant restaurant  Excellent cooking, worth a detour

    13 Paramythias St and Salaminos, Keramikos GR - 10435 Αθηνα / Athína

    Charming neoclassical house off the main tourist track, with an art deco lounge and a minimalist first floor dining room in white, black and grey. Wonderfully well-crafted, creative dishes are presented in unusual but well-thought-through combination..

  • Athiri Quite comfortable restaurant 

    15 Plataion GR - 104 35 Αθηνα

    Discreet address to the west of the city. Dine in the minimalist interior or outdoors amongst the greenery. Seasonal ingredients are simply prepared in order to reveal their natural flavours. Dishes are generous and have creative touches.

  • Hytra Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    6th Floor, Onassis Cultural Centre, 107-109 Syngrou Ave GR - 11745 Athína / Αθηνα

    Slick, modern bar and stylish, sultry restaurant on the 6th floor of the arts centre - the best tables look across Singrou towards The Acropolis. Choose from the degustation menu or the concise à la carte; well-executed dishes employ modern technique..

  • Varoulko Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    80 Pireaus Ave, Keramikos GR - 104 35 Athína / Αθηνα

    Set on a busy avenue; a sleek, minimalist, split-level restaurant with a part-glass roof and areas of glass flooring. Well-balanced, appealingly presented seafood dishes showcase quality produce. Knowledgeable team personalise the modern 'Degustation..

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