Athens city breaks take you to the historical capital of Greece. It is a fascinating city with over five thousand years of history. Known as the cradle of western civilisation, and the birth place of democracy, this cosmopolitan metropolis is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has two UNESCO world heritage sites. The most dominant feature is off course the Acropolis which stands guard over the city. Whether glowing in sunlight or illuminated in the dark sky of night, this temple, dedicated to the goddess Athena and dating from the fifth century BC, never ceases to impress. The area below the Acropolis, Plaka, is a favourite with tourists. Filled with neoclassical architecture, tavernas, bars and shops, stalls and street entertainers, it is the perfect place to do your souvenir shopping. Neighbouring Monastiraki, is also a prime tourist spot with markets, shops and tavernas. There are so many ancient monuments in the city that you need to prioritise your sightseeing. You could spend two weeks in the city and still not visit all there is to see. If you want to take a relaxing break head for the parks or the beach in the south of the city. The Red and Blue bus lines offer a combined hop-on-hop-off tour of the city which takes you to the most popular tourist attractions and gives you a flavour of the city. You can also combine this ticket with a day cruise.
Hotels and apartments offer a wide range of accommodation providing for most budgets. You'll find standards of both accommodation and service is high with good amenities. Restaurants, cafes, bars and tavernas provide for all tastes and pockets with everything from fast foods traditional fare and from the humble pizza to haute cuisine. Evening entertainment offers a wide variety of cultural activities as well as lively venues where you can party into the early hours. Those who enjoy holiday shopping will be delighted with the choice of retail outlets, with everything from upmarket boutiques to market stalls.
Low cost Athens city breaks can be taken at any time of year but are most popular from early spring to late autumn. Early and late season are best for those who enjoy a more temperate climate and prices at this time will be lower. Many regional airports have direct flights to Athens. You can check on Cheekytrip to see if your local airport offers city breaks to Athens.
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