Athens City is the Historical Capital of Europe,
with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic Age.
In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) Athens City’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance.
Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens City and erected unique, splendid monuments – a rare historical palimpsest.
In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek State and in two centuries it has become an attractive Modern Metropolis with unrivaled charm.
The “core” of the Historic Center is Plaka, on the eastern side of the Acropolis. Walking through the narrow labyrinthine streets of Plaka, you will have the impression of traveling with a “time machine”.
You will encounter Ancient Monuments, such as the Lysikrates Monument, the Roman Agora with the famous “Tower of the Winds”, Hadrian’s Library (132 A.D.), and many others.
There are also some Interesting Museums like:
- Folk Art Museum
- Greek Children’s Art Museum
- Popular Musical Instruments Museum
- Frysira Art Gallery
Lots of picturesque taverns, cafés, bars, as well as souvenirs and traditional Greek products shops are surrounded this area.
The Southern Suburbs of Athens City is located on the coast of the Saronic Gulf. They offer many opportunities to walk along the seaside, while you will also find beautiful beaches, large shopping centers and clubs (especially during the summertime).
Maroussi Suburb, north of Athens City hosts the facilities of the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens, where the majority of the athletic events were held during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Also, the north part, Kifissia Suburb, with its Beautiful Villas and Impressive Mansions, is also worth a visit.
Moreover, if you wish to explore other treasures outside of the City of Athens, you may visit:
- Piraeus City, Greece’s main port.
- Byzantine Daphni Monastery (12th century)
- Kaisariani Monastery (2nd century)
- Temple of Poseidon (5th century B.C.) at Cape Sounion
- Tomb of Marathon, the area of the battle of Marathon (490 B.C.)
- Eleusina Archaeological Site
- Amphiareion Archaeological Site
- Vravron Archaeological Site
- Mountains that are surrounding Athens, Parnitha, Penteli, and Hymettos, all suitable for hiking
See Athens City with one of our tours:
7 Day Combined Tour Package from Athens City, Santorini and Mykonos Island
5 Day Tour Package to Athens City, Archaeological Sites of Acropolis, Museum, Temple of Poseidon, Delphi, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nauplion City
7 Day Combined Tour Package to Athens City and Mykonos Island
7 Day Combined Tour Package to Athens City and Santorini Island
1 Day Athens City Tour Visit of Acropolis, New Museum and Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
9 Day Combined Package Mykonos and Santorini Islands with Stop-Over in Athens
2 Day Tour To Mycenae, Nauplion City and Epidaurus (Argolis)
Athens Morning Sightseeing Tour With Visit The Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum
Athens Afternoon Sightseeing Tour With Visit Of Acropolis and Parthenon