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General Information of Athens

Athens is known as the historical capital of Europe. It was founded in the 5th century BC. and it has amazing architecture thanks to the conquerors who occupied it. It honors the goddess Athena (Greek deity of wisdom and inspiration) and has been the capital of the Greek state since 1834.

The city of Athens is considered more than an open-air museum: it has an urban personality steeped in tradition and today has become a cosmopolitan city with exciting nightlife, unique cuisine, and indescribable landscapes. From the iconic Acropolis to charming neighborhoods, Athens is a mix of historical heritage and modernity.

Location of Athens

If you are wondering where Athens is located, we will tell you that it is located in the south of mainland Greece, in the plain of the Attica peninsula.

It is bordered by the Saronic Gulf (south), Mount Parnitha (northwest), Mount Egaleo (west), Mount Pentelic (northeast), and Mount Imitós (east).

Greek Culture

The ancient culture of Greece was merely maritime. This is due to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, which functioned as a commercial route and for territorial expansion.

In ancient times, different Greek tribes formed polis, that is, city-states with their own urban and religious centers, ports, and fortifications. Among them, we can mention Athens, Sparta, Corinth, and Thebes.

Main Attractions of Athens

The historic center of Athens has the largest pedestrian area in Europe and is part of the route that leads to the most visited places in this city. You will be able to visit amazing archaeological sites, museums, and neighborhoods, full of Greco-Latin tradition. Next, we tell you the main attractions to visit in Athens.

Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis is an emblematic place in Athens. The tour allows you to learn about the development of civilization before Christ. You can start your walk at the Temple of Zeus and near the Arch of Hadrian, at the symbolic entrance of Athens.

Also, climbing the sacred rock of the Acropolis, you will find the famous Parthenon temple (in memory of the Goddess Athena).

Acropolis Museum

One of the most important contemporary works in Athens, it has 14,000 square meters and shows the historical treasures of ancient Greece. It is considered one of the best museums in the world. It is always advisable to visit the Parthenon gallery for its great recreation.

Temple of Zeus

Also known as the Olympieion, it is an impressive marble structure that honors the god Zeus. You can still admire 15 columns from the old building.

Changing of the Guard Athens

The Evzones (a special unit of the Hellenic Army guarding the Monument of the Unknown Soldier) hold a changing of the guard every Sunday at 11:00. They also perform their ritual (short version) every hour on the hour.

Roman Agora

A former civic center at the time of Roman rule, it is between Plaka and Monastiraki. You will be able to contemplate the rest of the Roman public baths.

Arch of Hadrian

Also known as Hadrian's Gate, it is an 18-meter-high marble-designed arch that functions as the western entrance to the historic center of Athens.

Getting Around in Athens

Transportation options in Athens are multiple. Within the city, you can use the means of transport that you prefer (metro, taxi or bus).

You can also use the tram, a modern and economical system to move around the Greek capital (even outside the city). It offers routes close to the coast with views of the Saronic Gulf. The tram service in Athens operates between the hours of 5:30 am and 1:00 am, while the ticket price varies between 4 € and 22 €.

What to Eat in Athens?

Greek cuisine stands out internationally for its mix of flavors. With a tradition that exceeds 3,000 years, it has been of great influence throughout Europe. They highlight the ingredients of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, where the famous Greek olive oil is used.

From the traditional Greek breakfast to local products, these are some of the specialties that you will try on your trip. We also recommend traditional Greek dishes such as saganaki (fried cheese) or spanakopita (pie filled with spinach and feta cheese).

Most of the neighborhoods of Athens have restaurants of gastronomic excellence. However, the most popular areas for the quality of their food are Plaka and Monastiraki. One of the most popular streets for Greek cuisine is Adrianou, near the ancient Agora.

Athens Nightlife

The city of Athens is as lively at night as it is during the day, so you can enjoy the night walks, panoramic views of the city, and a large number of taverns in the historic center. One of the biggest attractions is the Thissio open-air cinema.

The Gazi neighborhood is a destination for lovers of night entertainment. The area is famous for live performances of Rebetiko (traditional Greek music). You will also find popular places where famous DJs perform, ideal for those who prefer a more exciting night.

In addition, the state-of-the-art Estate 360º Entertainment nightclub offers live music and events. Its restaurant has an elevated position and a panoramic view of the city of Athens. Gazarte is also a busy place, it offers a multi-story cultural space with live music.

Another option for a night out in the Greek capital is to visit the famous Athens Riviera, just 10 km from the city. This coastal area has a large number of beach clubs, bowling alleys, and night entertainment venues.

Among them, Island is one of the most popular clubs in the area, where visitors from all over the world have been meeting for more than 20 years. In addition, it allows access from the sea for those who arrive by yacht.

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What is the best time to travel to Athens?

The best time to visit Athens is between mid-April and June, or from September to the end of October when temperatures hover around 22°C. However, the activities to do there do not stop for the season.

02
How many days is recommended in Athens?

Due to the number of historical monuments that Athens has, we recommend that you visit it for a minimum of 3-4 days if you want to see its most important attractions.

03
Where to buy in Athens?

Downtown Atenas has a wide variety of stores for shopping, from handmade items to malls and designer boutiques. We recommend you visit the famous Christakis tailor shop, specializing in men's shirts.

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How to go from Athens airport to the city center?

Athens airport is only 34 minutes by car from the center of Athens, while by metro or bus it takes 1 hour. The metro ticket in Athens costs 8 €, while the bus ticket is around 6 €. Both are good transportation options if you are light on luggage.

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