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Athens for any taste, any time of the day

by Travelive Team

We are taking you on a captivating journey to the enchanting city of Athens – the city that has it all: From its legendary historical sites to its vibrant modern culture and nightlife, Athens offers a travel experience like no other.

Discover the Acropolis and Parthenon

Your Athens adventure begins with a visit to the Acropolis, the crown jewel of Greek history. This iconic landmark, perched on a rocky hill, boasts the breathtaking Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Ascend the marble steps and soak in the panoramic view of Athens from the Acropolis – a sight to behold, with the city below and the Aegean Sea on the horizon.

  • Traveling with family? We’ve got you!

Let your little ones create their own memories with engaging tours and activities. Treasure hunts, mythology, pottery, painting, and other interactive experiences cater to all ages, making learning and discovery fun. Embark on mythical quests, uncover ancient stories, and let your creativity shine in pottery workshops and painting sessions. These tours offer a unique way to delve into Greece’s rich history and culture while creating lasting memories with your loved ones.

Explore the Historic Plaka Neighborhood

Venturing from the Acropolis, you will find yourself in the charming Plaka neighborhood, where ancient and modern Athens seamlessly coexist. Stroll through its labyrinthine streets, lined with neoclassical buildings, local tavernas, and charming shops. Plaka offers a taste of authentic Greek life, and it’s the perfect place to savor traditional Greek cuisine, browse for souvenirs, or relax with a cup of coffee indulging in tranquility.

The Fascinating Acropolis Museum

For a deeper understanding of the Acropolis and its treasures, the Acropolis Museum is a must-see. This modern establishment houses a collection of artifacts and sculptures, illuminating the history of this ancient citadel. As you walk on the glass floors, you’ll catch glimpses of the ongoing excavations beneath, bringing you closer to the archaeological wonders of Athens.

  • Off the beaten path and into your artistic side

Tired of Museums and Galleries? Art is alive within the streets of Athens, in hidden corners, on old staircases, in graffiti walls and painted service cabinets, in picturesque streets where locals spend their time playing chess or the beloved backgammon – ‘tavli’. Images and experiences that deserve to be captured by your camera; Instagrammable spots with an authentic flair of everyday life; Unique locations, lights, and ambiance to play with, that will enrich your photography skillset and help you create a special photo album.

Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus

Continuing your journey into the past, explore Ancient Agora, a place where ancient Athenians gathered for commerce, politics, and philosophy. Here, you’ll find the remarkably well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus, a Doric masterpiece dedicated to the god of craftsmanship. Wander among the ancient ruins, where once the great philosophers and thinkers of Athens walked, follow their steps, and imagine the intellectual conversations that shaped Western civilization.

  • Are you a night owl? Try an Athens by-night tour

Is night the most important part of the day? When you are in Athens, yes! Head straight for the hot spots hidden within the city and adored by the locals, taste some of the most talked-about Greek craft beers, exciting wine varieties, and local spirits, or specialty cocktails as you interact with the locals in the city that – truly – never sleeps. Of course, for every true Athenian, a night in the town calls for a late-night snack, so a visit to the best souvlaki vendors is essential.

Discover Greek Culinary Delights

No trip to Athens is complete without a taste of the city’s culinary treasures. Head to a local taverna and savor classic dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and spanakopita. For dessert, don’t forget to try the famous galaktoboureko or, if you are a nut lover, choose the baklava. Athens is also known for its bustling food markets, such as Varvakios, where you can immerse yourself in the sights and aromas of fresh produce, meats, and spices. Join a food tour to sample an array of Greek delicacies and learn about the city’s food culture from passionate locals.

  • Care for a Brunch? We most certainly do!

Greek cuisine holds the spotlight for many decades as it combines Mediterranean heritage – fresh and healthy dishes, with Eastern aromas – exciting spices, and herbs. Take this creative culinary spirit and put in a sweet or sour pancake, scrambled eggs, or croque madame à la grecque, and you have reached culinary perfection! Do not miss the opportunity to savor a delectable brunch in the city, at Karytsi, or at Agia Irini square, sipping your espresso freddo like a true Athenian.

A Day Trip to Cape Sounion

Change the scenery with a day trip to Cape Sounion, where the majestic Temple of Poseidon lies. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, this ancient temple offers spectacular views of the sun setting over the water. A serene and picturesque escape from the city, and the perfect place to reflect on Athens’ rich history.

Athens has it all: history, culture, flavors, and a vibrant nightlife. From the timeless Acropolis to the lively streets of Syntagma, and the mouthwatering dishes of Greek cuisine, Athens is a travel destination that promises to enrich your senses. Start planning your own adventure to this extraordinary city and stay tuned for more exciting travel updates and destination highlights in our upcoming newsletters!

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