Awesome Athens holidays 2020
One of the most historic cities in the world and the perfect place for food, wine, culture, action and sun, holidays to Athens are packed full of things to do. Located to the south-east of Greece and boasting the perfect combination of old and new, a city break in Athens is guaranteed to awe. Wander through the ancient streets, soaking up the history of legends past, hire a car and explore the country or simply indulge in shopping, traditional Greek food and friendly bars. If you prefer to hit the beach there are plenty of stretches of soft golden sands nearby, ideal for unwinding on your well-deserved break. With incredible holiday deals on some stunning hotels, villas and centrally located bed and breakfast hotels as well as cheap flight and cheap holiday options, there is no reason not to book a holiday to sunny Athens in 2020.
Athens at a glance
Must-visit historical sites
Acropolis, Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora & Museum of the Ancient Agora
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Stroll down the twisting old alleys of Plaka – perfect dining spot too
Sample the local food
We love a bit of spanakopita (spinach, feta, onions folded in pastry) in the mornings & sizzling souvlaki at lunch
Lush natural wonders
Admire Athens from above, atop Mount Lycabettus
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Head to Psiri, Athens’ nightlife quarter
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Things to do in Athens
Holidays to Athens wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its many historic sites. The city is dotted with historic buildings, churches and museums and a visit to the Acropolis is a must! Find a friendly local guide and learn the mysteries of these ancient sites or simply wander around and find out for yourself. Shopping is another fantastic draw of Athens, with narrow winding streets filled with boutiques, art galleries and markets. In particular, the historic neighbourhood of Plaka is a must for a stunning blend of cobbled old-world village style, in the shadow of the Acropolis, and unique boutique retail. If you prefer something more active hike into the nearby hills, or immerse yourself in some culture and see a play at one of the many iconic theatres in the city. And if you feel it’s time for some rest and relaxation head to the beach, nearby Glyfada is a favourite, or book yourself into one of the city’s many spas and try out a traditional Greek hammam.
Holidays to Athens have become famous for the fantastic historical landmarks and culture, leaving the nearby stunning beaches tranquil and just waiting for a day of sunbathing. Families will enjoy the soft golden sands, perfect for sandcastles, and warm clear waters, perfect for paddling, while couples will find plenty of places to enjoy a quiet day. If you prefer to stay active while at the beach you won’t run out of things to do. Schinias Beach is around an hour away by car, depending on where you’re staying, and offers windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing and many other water sports. In the southern suburbs, Glyfada beach is a golden sanded haunt of the rich and famous while picturesque Vouliagmeni is a favourite for locals and visitors alike.
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