Within the sprawling city of Athens it is easy to imagine the golden age of Greece when Pericles had the Parthenon (the most eminet monument of the ancient Greek architecture) built. When the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were performed in the Theater of Dionysus. And when democracy brought all citizens together to decide their common fate on the Pnyx Hill.
Athens is a city with a glorious, fascinating history that has been worshipped by gods and people, a city full of beauty and fantasy. Situated in the prefecture of Attica it extends to a peninsula and is surrounded by the mountains Ymmytos, Pendeli and Parnitha and the Argosaronic Gulf as well. Just a few kilometres from the city centre the port of Piraeus is ready to take you to the numerous Greek Islands.
Athens is a city of many aspects. A walk around the city centre will lead you to Plaka, Thission with the old, well-preserved, picturesque neighbourhoods with traditional shops and taverns; or maybe to Kolonaki the modern, luxurious side with the newly built department stores and fancy restaurants for a more classy experience. Head up South, not far, and find yourself to the Attica Beaches for a swim or simply to enjoy the sea breeze and the fresh air soaking up the Greek sun.
Do not miss visiting the numerous sites of archaeological interest. Monuments such as the Acropolis, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium or Kallimarmaro, the Greek Parliament and the Athens Academy only just a few of the places worth visiting, not to mention the museums that will take you by surprise. Enjoy your stay in the magical city of Athens!