Athens greece travel guide

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As any other kind of trip, traveling to Athens requires from our part a previous planning which will allow us to enjoy the whole city and its most important sites. For this reason, we have created this travel guide which focuses on each of the details that you should take into account when traveling to this wonderful place.

Athens is not only popular for being the capital of Greece, but also for being a political, economic and cultural center of the country. In addition, Athens has produced great philosophers and artists, and also plays an important role in the development of democracy. All of the above, makes Athens an ideal place to travel, but its culture is also remarkable because it has ancient Greek monuments, temples and buildings that have endured over time.

Although many buildings are not preserved, such buildings highlight the classical architecture, which allow its visitors to be amazed. When it comes to archeology, Athens offers a great variety and gastronomy is Mediterranean and very delicious. So there is no doubt why many tourists choose Athens as their destination. It is simply a place you won’t regret visiting.

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Any trip to Greece starts and ends in Athens. Except ours. It is true that we landed at Athens International Airport, but, as we told you in our article about the itinerary, as soon as we arrived, we picked up the rental car and without having set foot in the capital we started our Greek road trip. Then we returned to Madrid by direct flight from Santorini. So Athens was actually an intermediate stop on our trip (specifically between Delphi and Milos). We knew it was essential and therefore we decided to dedicate 3 full days and nights to it. And we did not spare a single minute. And after this visit, Athens has become one of our favorite capitals in Europe.

“Acropolis” literally means the most prominent place in a city; that is why every ancient Greek city had its own acropolis. The marble temples we see today originate from the 4th century B.C. but before these, on the same site, there were others as this same area was inhabited much earlier. The main constructions are in its highest part:

What to see in Athens

The first thing to visit is the Acropolis.  In Greek, the Acropolis translates as “high city”. Its first function was defensive, but it was also the seat of the main places of worship. This is the most famous site in the country and contains the best known monuments of the classical Greek era, are:

To eat some of the best morsels of Greek food…like for example the Koulouri, the Gyros or Souvlaki, Savory pies like the Tiropita, the falafel…And if you like sweet: the Loukoumades or the Galaktoboureko cake (Delicious!).

The best viewpoint both day and night to see the Acropolis I think is from the Filopappos Hill. But Attention! not from the top but from the access road! just before reaching the top, turn around! You have Acropolis at an optimal distance to take an amazing picture.

Other (almost) free viewpoints can be the terraces of hotels or bars like Thea Bar. Bar Loukoumi, The Rooftop Bar…etc these are cheap but there are other luxury options like the terrace of the Hotel Grande Bretagne (prepare your wallet!)

Atenas costa rica

The official guides of Greece are prepared to guide you all over the country… that’s why while we are visiting Greece we will help you to understand other important points at the same time. We also give you ideas and tips to optimize your stay in Greece.

Hiring an official guide allows you to save time because in a few hours it is possible to explain and thus know live and in a short time the most key points of a city without losing a second.

This is the most important and most visited monument of the country with impressive remains of the 5th century BC. Parthenon, Temple of Athena Niki, Erechtheion, Kariatides, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Theater of Dionysus are some of the points to visit. 4-5 hours visit.

Along with the Acropolis, the most emblematic monument of Greece, you will visit the ancient Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Academy, University, Parliament and other modern and ancient buildings.4 hours tour.

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