Athens and Environs


Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the region of Attica and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. It is in many ways the birthplace of Classical Greece, and of Western civilization.   


A large part of the town’s historic centre has been converted into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone (the largest in Europe), leading to the major archaeological sites. Places of interest to travellers can be found within a relatively small area surrounding the city centre at Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos). This epicentre is surrounded by the districts of the Plaka to the south, Monastiraki and Thissio to the west, Kolonaki to the northeast and Omonia to the northwest. The “core” of the historic centre is Plaka (on the eastern side of the Acropolis), which has been inhabited without interruption since antiquity.   


In Athens and the greater Attica area, you will find hotel accommodation of high standard, modern means of transportation, a wide choice of opportunities for shopping, dining and nightlife, good service, and above all the hospitality and warmth of its inhabitants. Meriting more than a stopover en route to the islands, sophisticated Athens sites include many pillars of Western history, from the Acropolis to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as treasures in the National Archaeological Museum.   


In a nutshell, Athens is a city that fascinates every visitor, during all seasons.

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