Athens is Greece’s iconic capital city, home to plenty of charming neighbourhoods, authentic cultures, ancient ruins, seaside towns, open-air theatres, fascinating legends and countless landmarks, as well as an excellent night scene and glorious Mediterranean climate. Amongst the city’s best icons is the Parthenon Temple, dedicated to the Greek goddess of Athena and showcasing historic Greek architecture. Another icon is the Acropolis of Athens - an ancient citadel majestically towering over the city. If you climb to the top of the Acropolis, you’ll be treated to some spectacular 360 degree views of the city. Then there’s the National Archaeological Museum, which allows you to step back in time and unravel an extensive collection of Greek antiques. Athens has endless historic charm, but it’s not just history you can revel in here… There are many modern wonders of the city that are equally immense, from trendy roof-top bars and chic cafes to boutique hotels and contemporary galleries and museums. Brightsun Travel has a range of amazing holiday deals to Athens, and can take you to this captivating city in style.
In the southern suburbs of Athens you’ll discover the Athenian Riviera, offering the perfect escape from the city with a stunning stretch of coastline adorned with emerald waters, golden sands and rocky coves. Brightsun has an exclusive package to the 5-star Grand Resort Lagonissi in the Athenian Riviera; this hotel boasts a holistic spa, outdoor pool, sandy beaches and more. Athens is one of the world’s best street art hubs, so taking a stroll to discover the city’s colourful murals makes for an insightful experience, especially in the districts of Psyri, Exarcheia and Metaxourgeio, where most of the walls are artists’ canvases. When it comes to shopping in Athens, the chic boutiques of Plaka are definitely worth browsing, as are the stalls and stores of the Monastiraki market place. Athens is also well and truly a foodie’s paradise; there are authentic Greek cuisines and local seafood dishes to sample in a selection of superb restaurants and tavernas dotted around the city. Book great value holidays to Athens with Brightsun Travel and look forward to discovering the hidden gems of this spellbinding city.
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