Athens is Greece’s iconic capital city, home to charming neighbourhoods, ancient ruins, seaside towns, open-air theatres, and countless landmarks, as well as a dynamic nightlife and glorious Mediterranean climate. Athens is also well and truly a foodie’s paradise; there are authentic Greek cuisines and local seafood dishes to sample in superb restaurants and tavernas dotted around the city. Book great value luxury holidays to Athens from UK with Brightsun Travel and look forward to discovering the hidden gems of this spellbinding city.
The ancient charm of Athens is what makes this city so appealing; the sightseeing opportunities are boundless. Amongst the city’s best icons is the Parthenon Temple, dedicated to the Greek goddess of Athena and showcasing historic Greek architecture. Another notable landmark 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 spectacular 360 degree views of Athens.
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. We also recommend that you take a stroll around the districts of Metaxourgeio, Psyri and Exarcheia to admire Athens’s impressive street art murals. Finally, if you like a spot of shopping, don’t miss the chic boutiques of the Plaka neighbourhood and the bustling Monastiraki Flea Market.
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