Athens, Greece is perhaps the most notable city in all of Greece. It has a recorded history dating back 3400 years. Athens is located on the southern part of the country, on the coastline of central Greece. It has over seven districts, including Pagkrati, Ambelokipi, Exarcheia, Patissia, Ilissia, Petralona, Koukaki and Kypseli.
Athens is also one of the busiest and most congested parts of Greece. Once you see the sites, you'll likely want to head out for some sightseeing around the countryside, or head to one of the surrounding cities in Greece. There are plenty of tranquil beach front villa rentals for you to choose from, which will make your long and busy day more relaxing.
Things to Do In Athens, Greece
There's plenty to see and do in Athens, and if you get tired, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to get refreshments. You may wish to head to Mount Lycabettus, which is walkable. From here, you can see a vast panorama of the central part of Athens.
In Athens, the rooftops and styles of homes are similar. Many rooftops are in bright red. The architectural styles can range from Greco-Roman to Neoclassical to modern times. As you walk the city, you'll find many statues or busts that date from various eras. One of the most important landmarks is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma.
One popular square is called Kolonaki Square. This features some buildings from the Bauhaus and Art Deco times. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is still being used for Operas.
While Athens has a thriving sea port, there are still many beaches where you can relax. Head to the beach in Vouliagmeni, which is on the southern side of the city. The coastline extends from the port of Piraeus to the suburb of Varkiza, for over twenty-five kilometres. You can take the tram from one part to another to save your feet.
No trip to Athens is complete without a trip to the main Olympic Complex, or OAKA. Much of this region has been modernized with landscaped gardens, fountains, and glass, with not a lot left from historical times, but still worth a visit. You'll be able to see the new blue glass roof that was added to the main stadium. There are many parks and zoos to enjoy in Athens. The Parnitha National Park has several walking paths for all fitness levels.
The National Archeological Museum has many artifacts that have been found in the region. You can also see the Pedion tou Areos (Field of Mars) near the museum. The Numismatic Museum has a large collection of ancient and modern coins on display. If you're heading to the Acropolis to see the Parthenon, you'll also want to visit the new Acropolis Museum.
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