Athens is a dynamic city – offering Greek heritage, but also a city proud to mix the old and new. This is a destination you explore on foot. Gaze in marvel at the Parthenon in the Acropolis. Respect the art. Enjoy the local cuisine and develop a taste for Greek coffee – ordered hot or frappe.
The Acropolis – a visit to Athens would not be complete without seeing Greece’s greatest historic architectural monuments. Marvel at the ancient remains of the Parthenon, Theatre of Dionysus, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion.
Acropolis Museum – view the rich collections of architectural pieces, the archaeological excavation visible through the glass floor, and the frieze details in the Parthenon Gallery.
Plaka – walk the streets of the old historical town centre of Athens.
Psyrri is the home of good authentic Greek food – for the best traditional pastries (sweet and savoury), coffee and desserts, pull up a chair in Iroon Square and sit idly watching the passers by.
Monastiraki or Plaka is where to stay for close walking proximity to explore all the wonders of Athens, old and new. A lot of apartments will have views of the attractions in Athens, including the Acropolis.