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Athens is the capital of Greece and among the most culturally interesting places in the world with a 3,000-year-old history. It took its name after its protector, goddess Athena, and it marks the nascence of democracy, sciences and philosophy. Ideal for a city break offering globally admired sightseeings to visit, it includes landmarks such as Acropolis with the Temple of Parthenon, the New Acropolis Museum, the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient and the Roman Agora that will take you back in time.

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Apart from its cultural presence, Athens is a very vivid city full of activities, events and a nightlife that will satisfy all desires and tastes. It is a beautiful mix of modern and classic. Located in the center of Greece, Athens is a convenient transportation hub for the Greek islands and road trips to the mainland.

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Acropolis is an icon identified with this city and its point of reference; it is almost the “trademark” of Greece. Wonder around Plaka's alleys, explore the hidden treasures of Monastiraki and stop for a coffee at Thissio overlooking the ancient ruins. Listen to the whispers of history. These neighborhoods include ancient temples, ancient theaters and stadiums, public buildings and interesting museums to give you a taste of what life used to be like.

Athens has many beautiful and diverse quarters. The historical center (Syntagma-Monastiraki-Plaka) is a gem for history lovers, as it includes monuments from all periods of time, from the Classical and Roman times to the Byzantine and Neoclassical period. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes!

Family Fun in Athens

There are plenty of things to do around Athens involving free walking tours or leisure walks around the picturesque alleys and streets. A must-do is, of course, a visit to the new Archeological Museum.

There are many family activities in Athens to ensure that your children will have as much fun as you will. ‘A day in the life of an Ancient Athenian Private Family Guided Tour’ is an alternative family activity for all lovers of ancient Athens. It is an ideal way for children to learn everything about the ‘golden’ era and the concept of democracy, though various educational fun games.

Allou Fun Park, the biggest theme park of Greece for all ages will ‘take you for a ride’ in a good sense. You could also have a blast visiting the biggest mall in Athens, namely The Mall, which offers plenty of activities and events for the whole family. Stavros Niarchos Foundation, a newly constructed park and cultural center, is worth visiting as it offers activities that range from canoeing to theatre, supported by amazing facilities.

Things to do in Athens

Your holidays in Athens are not limited to an urban experience; you can combine a cultural visit to important attractions with a refreshing swim in beaches not far from the city center which stretch from Glyfada to the south till Cape Sounion.

While Athens isn’t particularly rich in green spaces, there is a couple worth visiting. The first is the newly constructed Stavros Niarchos Park mentioned above, and the second is the National Gardens. A few kilometers out of the city, you will find the Mt Parnitha National Park, full of wildlife, caves to explore, hiking trails for nature lovers with stunning views.

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