Named after Athena, the Greek Goddess of wisdom, courage, civilization, strategic warfare, law and justice, Athens will enchant visitors with a vibrant mix of modern amenities set amidst UNESCO World heritage sites. Athens, after all is the birthplace of the modern democracy giving the world great thinkers such as Socrates, Plato and Aristole.
Today, this city has evolved to be one of the top European destinations offering visitors fine Mediterranean fare, bustling nightlife, trend setting fashion designers, and of course, tantalizing Greek wine.
Where to visit in Greece?
Enriched with umpteen of picturesque coastal areas. Greece has wide Mountain range and plethora of islands which offers you the best historic sites with landscapes, nightlife scenes and cultural delights.
Halkidiki, Thessaloniki and Peloponnese
If you are looking for the city central area, social events, lively festivals, and for a buzzing nightlife, then Thessaloniki is best to go with. Halkidiki and Peloponnese offer you thrill with its excellent beaches on the other hand.
Athens and Delphi
Athens is one of the most vibrant cities in the Greece and this city hosted the 2014 Olympic Games. The Acropolis of Athens is a must see ancient citadel perched on the rocky outcrop above the city of Athens. The Arch of Hadrian, also known as Hadrian’s Gate, is another monumental gateway resembling a triumphal arch.
Delphi has been known throughout history for the oracles
Best places to visit in Athens
Athens is eminent for its most glorious past and ancient ruins. Enriched with archaeology museums and tourists enjoy spending time in Plaka district's. Apart from it, tradition restaurant terraces allure people with its palatable cuisine.
National Archaeology, Byzantine and Cycladic Art are well famous museums in Athens. National Archaeology was built up in the past century and is considered as the largest museum in Greece and one of the greatest antiquities museums in the world.
It has Greek sculptures from the 16th century BC and reveals a conventional period of late antiquity with rare masterpieces. On the other hand, Byzantine Museum demonstrates a valuable collection of Byzantine art with more than 25000 religious artifacts. Lastly, the Museum of Cycladic Art was established in the late 19th century and it has about 3000 antiques which symbolize ancient Greek and Cyclades art.
The Acropolis and Holy Apostles Church
It is considered the most illustrative building is the Parthenon. Do not forget to visit the largest temple of the traditional relic period dating from 447 BC to 338 BC. With two fascinating neighborhoods, Plaka and Anafiotika are renowned for best cosines and picturesque pedestrian streets. Holy Apostles Church was built in 10th century and the world oldest building to visit.
Both these regions offer you the most spectacular views with antiques, traditional building and sunny beaches along with city features. For the best Athens package just visit ALLEN BATISTA TRAVEL