Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities, is the capital and the largest city of Greece. Each year more and more travelers chose to visit this city, not only for leisure, but also for business travels, all year round. Visitors can choose from numerous museums and archeological sites and hundreds of restaurants to satisfy every expectation. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art. The most famous of all is the Parthenon – the key landmark of the early Western civilization.

From Classical Athens – a center of arts, learning, philosophy and the birthplace of democracy, to modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. Characterized by a culture and people that are welcoming and hospitable, every visitor just feels at home.

Things to do

Athens is considered one of Europe's safest capitals with a well-constructed and user friendly transportation network. Surrounded by a lining of stunning seas and mountains, under favorable weather conditions, visitors can explore charming old-style neighborhoods, oases away from the hustle and bustle of the city center such as Plaka, Thiseio, Kerameikos, Monastiraki and Psyrri. In every step around this area you will come across different archaeological monuments, museums and art galleries.

Acropolis & Plaka - the neighborhood of the gods

Acropolis, the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, dedicated primarily to its patron, the goddess Athena. The Acropolis is definitely Greece’s most famous attraction, a landmark in the history of humanity and on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The oldest section of Athens, Plaka can be found between Syntagma and Monastiraki square and the upper part right under the shade of the Acropolis. It is the favorite neighborhood of locals, with winding streets, nicely restored old houses of a neoclassical flair, coffee shops and tavernas, is the ideal district for a relaxing stroll.

Kolonaki & Lycabettus

Kolonaki, the business area of the downtown, it is definitely the place to be. It attracts the Athenians for an after work cocktail or dinner with many bars and some of the best gourmet restaurants for all tastes that are open and busy every day until after midnight. Moreover, is the best place for everyone who wishes to indulge in window shopping.

Lycabettus Hill, the highest point of Athens, located on an altitude of 277 meters above the sea level. On a clear day one can even watch the island of Aegina without the telescopes. This is an excellent spot to watch the sunset and experience a mystic view of the city.

Athens Riviera

The southern suburbs of Athens are located on the coast of the Saronic Gulf from Piraeus to the southernmost suburb of Varkiza, forming the well-known Athens Riviera. Polished hotels, a multitude of stores, boutiques, marinas, restaurants, bars, cosmopolitan clubs, major attractions and the buzz of life make up its scenery.