Athens Travel Guide gives you handy information on the city and the interesting things you can do in and around, like organized tours and cruises, vacation packages and short walks.
Athens is a modern city with about 4.500.000 in-habitants almost 40% of the population of Greece. Modern buildings, small parks, new metro and roads are welcoming the tourists. The city of sun and inspiration, the city of philosophy and democracy, the city of poetry and drama, the city of old and modern. Come here and let yourself free to imagine, to admire, to become one of city’s inhabitants.
The Acropolis invites you and drives you to learn all the secrets of the past as early as the beginning of humanity and culture. We welcome you to see the oldest city of the world and the oldest monument, the Parthenon.
The new Acropolis Museum was designed with two objectives: the first to offer the best conditions for the exhibition of its exhibits and secondly to be a Museum that welcomes and befriends its visitors.
A walk through its galleries is a walk through history , between the masterpieces of the Archaic and Classical periods, but also in the ancient neighborhoods of Athens.
The Museum offers many opportunities for rest and recreation, as well as a visitor friendly environment for some of the most emblematic works of antiquity.
We welcome you to enjoy the superb weather of the world and taste the Greek specialties. If you are returning to Athens you will discover a new wave of changes to all levels, most done for the 2004 Olympics. All public and private buildings are renovated and make the city looking brilliant and fresh.
During the spring, Summer and Autumn, Athens festival takes place at the Herod Atticus theater (Drama, comedy, music and dance performances) and the Lycabettus festival. Also many other festivals held in the neighboring suburbs of Athens. While in Athens you can go to Epidaurus festival during July and August. You may also visit the Student Club House with particular architectural design, Ilion Melathron (former Supreme Court), the Coins collection and Mela Megaron in Kotzia Square. The former Gus production station area; Visit the National Theater near Omonia Square and watch a live performance.
Athens Music Megaron is a grand imposing building connected strongly to Athenian cultural and music development.
There are many restaurants (with Greek and international food) and traditional tavernas, with or without music, especially at the Plaka (old city) area. For the night life there are many night clubs with bouzouki music and modern dancing hits. A new concert hall together with the National theater and the National opera house are available.
A big variety of shops, from the flea market in Monastiraki to the famous international stores and the best Greek jewelry. Near Athens there are many beaches for swimming. Athens has an average of 300 days of sunshine and mild climate. Athens can be the center for many excursions to the mainland Greece, the Greek islands and for many cruises to the Aegean and the Mediterranean seas.