Athens, the enchanting capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. The most important civilization of the ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through some of the world's most formidable edifices.
Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments - a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.
Athens is a city of different aspects. A walk around the famous historic triangle (Plaka, Thission, Psyri) the old neighborhoods, reveal the coexistence of different eras. Old mansions, well-preserved ones and other worn down by time. Luxurious department stores and small intimate shops, fancy restaurants and traditional taverns. All have their place in this city.
Athens is the capital of Greece with a very old civilization. The city has many 5th-century old BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel
topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The first Athens settlement dated 3000 BC was situated on the rock of Acropolis.
The best time to to go to Athens, Greece is spring and early summer (mid-Apr to mid-June) or autumn (Sept to mid-Oct).
Athens’s International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", also know as "AIA", is the primary international airport that serves the city of Athens.
Athens is situated in the prefecture of Attica and extends to the peninsula that reaches up to Central Greece. It is surrounded by mountains Ymmytos, Pendeli and Parnitha, northwards and eastwards, and the Saronic gulf southwards and westwards.
The Acropolis and the Parthenon dominate Athens, and the most sightseeing-weary traveler will catch an enticing glimpse and be scrambling toward it before they know it. Even if there were no Parthenon, the Acropolis is worth the visit just for the magnificent view of Athens and the surrounding temples below. And now the New Acropolis Museum nearby is an attraction worth seeing all by itself. It's easy to visit both and you can purchase discounted tickets that allows access to both, plus other local attractions.
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Get a great feel for life as you walk through the historic Anafiotika neighborhood on the slopes of the Acropolis hill, near the entrance to the Agora. Masons who built it were from the island of Anafi, brought by King Otto I to build his palace. Hidden just above Plaka, Athens' center, and the busy Monastiraki bazaar, Anafiotika feels far removed. Bougainvilleas splash whitewashed walls while cats stalk brightly lit paths.
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|Hotel Name||Star Rating||Distance from the Airport|
|Ava Hotel and Suites||4-star||19 km|
|New Hotel||4-star||18.9 km|
|Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel||5-star||18.9 km|
|King George, A Luxury Collection Hotel||5-star||18.9 km|
|Electra Palace Hotel||5-star||19 km|
|Sofitel Athens Airport||5-star||0.1 km|
|Hilton Athens Hotel||5-star||17.6 km|
|Golden Age Hotel||4-star||17.2 km|
|Divani Caravel||5-star||17.4 km|
|Holiday Suites||5-star||17.3 km|
|Holiday Inn Athens-Attica Avenue||5-star||6.8 km|
|Cabo Verde||4-star||13.1 km|
|Civitel Olympic||4-star||16.9 km|
|Hotel Apartments Delice||4-star||17.5 km|
|Aquis Aquamarina Hotel||4-star||12.9 km|
|Art Suites Athens||4-star||17.2 km|
|President Hotel||4-star||16.9 km|