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Athens City Breaks

Named after the goddess of wisdom, the birthplace of democracy blends an ancient civilisation with a progressive city. Soak up the atmosphere and join the Greeks with their zest for lift in this fascinating capital.

Where to Stay

Syntagma Square is close to the historical Plaka Quarter, and Kolanaki, north east of the city, is known for its pavement cafes and outstanding views over the city.

Athens city map
 

Must See

 

must see in athens

The Acropolis One of the world's greatest ancient sites is topped by the Parthenon, the icon of Athens and Western civilisation. 

National Archaeological Museum An amazing collection of Greek antiquities.

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Must Do

must do in athens

Monastiraki Flea Market Join the crowds in the old town of Athens where there's always something happening.

Stroll around the Plaka This district below the Acropolis is a romantic maze of picturesque narrow streets, Byzantine churches and beautiful, flower-decked houses.

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Food & Drink

food and drink in athens

The best and most interesting places to dine are the outdoor tavernas in the Plaka. Try some Athenian specialities, including souvlaki (kebab), moussaka and spanakopita (spinach pie).




 

 


Shopping

shopping in athens

Popular with tourists, the Plaka Quarter has stalls selling clothes, pottery and marble, while the Kolonaki area has chic boutiques and designer shops.


 


Excursions

excursions in athensCity Tour

Take in Athens' most famous sights including Constitution Square, Hadrian's Arch, Panatheniac Stadium, the Temple of Athena and the Acropolis.

Departs: daily. Duration: 4.5 hours.
Adults from £45.

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