Athens’ hidden gems

Athens’ hidden gems

Inhabited since the Neolithic age, Athens is considered Europe’s historical capital. The city reached the zenith of its long and fascinating history in the 5th century B.C. (the “Golden Age of Pericles”), when its values and civilisation acquired a universal significance and glory. Political thought, theatre, the arts, philosophy, science and architecture, are some of the forms of intellectual thought which reached an epic high point in a period of intellectual productivity that was unique in world history.

Today, Athens offers visitors a unique experience – a trip back through 6,000 years of history, including the chance to see renowned monuments and masterpieces of art from antiquity and the Middle Ages and the architectural heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The brilliant light of the sky over Attica illuminates the charming landscape of the surrounding region with its winding coastline, beaches and mountains. And, within the bustling city, visitors can enjoy the modern infrastructure and unique verve of the Athenians.

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Athens Riviera. Summer in the city?

Athens RivieraIn Athens, the sunniest capital in Europe, summer does not come to an end in August; it remains exciting and full of surprises in September as well. Sun-drenched beaches with crystalline waters and a superb nightlife make Athens Riviera, the coastline of Athens indented by peninsulas and scallop-shaped coves along the Saronic Gulf, an incredible setting much similar to a typical cosmopolitan Greek island. So, let’s rush for an autumn beach Athens!
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A city that charms its guests and stirs their emotions

A city that charms its guests and stirs their emotionsThe city took its name from the Goddess Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative centre of the country, and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major centre of culture. A visit to the first ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
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You in Athens

You in AthensYOUINGREECE is about real people from different backgrounds, nationalities and lifestyles, who choose to visit Greece travelling from all over the world.
People, just like you, who pass on the message that Greece is a country whose authenticity, natural beauty, and warm hospitality are uniquely combined attributes.
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Inside Athens

Inside AthensAutumn in Athens, the city of a thousand faces…The weather gradually changes, sunny days may be interrupted by short rainfalls and holidaymakers returning to the city will widen the range of their so far outdoor activities to also include indoor ones. Less known treasures of historical and architectural interest –charming arcades “hidden” among the busy streets of Athens– are there to be discovered!
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Back to the age of innocence

Back to the age of innocenceFascinating museums narrating centuries of history; lush green gardens; spacious playgrounds and exciting amusement parks make out the perfect destination for children and grownups who wish to remember their age of innocence: Athens! Especially in September, when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities, a down-town family trip offers unique entertainment and fun opportunities for all family members!
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Breathtaking Athens

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