Athens is a vibrant and exciting city, packed with museums, monuments, parks, and squares, crammed with tavernas, restaurants, bars and cafes. Named after Greek goddess, Athena, it is a city full of culture and simply brimming with buildings of archaeological and historic significance. Athens holidays, whether short or long stay are a fantastic way to see part of this magnificent country.

Athens is home to some of the most important heritage sites of Greek civilisation from antiquity through the Middle Ages to modern times. Although visitors will want to explore its culture and history, the city also offers a vibrant nightlife with a multitude of restaurants, tavernas, bars and clubs. With a wealth of sites to see, holidays or even city breaks in Athens will keep your itinerary filled with things to do. There are numerous direct flights from the UK and it is an ideal year round destination boasting mild winters and hot summers.

The Acropolis

All visitors to Athens will wish to visit The Acropolis. It is the very symbol of the capital and home to one of the world’s most famous buildings, the Parthenon. An architectural masterpiece of white marble dedicated to goddess Athena, the Parthenon is a formidable sight, especially by night when illuminated. Additional monuments atop The Acropolis include the grand entrance of Propylaea with its imposing columns, the small temple of Athena Nike, built to commemorate the victory over the Persians, and the Erechtheion on the site where Athena planted an olive tree, her sacred symbol.

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