Athens - the cradle of civilisation

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Visit Athens

The epicenter of the Greek civilization, Athens is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

This historical city is an equally booming modern metropolis with a number of attractions to offer to all types of visitors, whether you want to visit this beautiful city for the historical and archaeological sites, or just prefer to enjoy the beautiful Greek beaches and the sunshine.

For those who cannot resist the thought of visiting the Acropolis, a trip to Athens would be like a dream coming true. The Parthenon, which dominates the Athenian landscape, has been standing for more than 25 centuries as a monument to the might of the Greek civilization.

But that is not all, other historical attractions include the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Hephaestus and the National Garden.

Obviously it is not a surprise that a city like Athens is full of museums. The museums which you can visit on your pilgrimage to Athens include the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum and the Byzantine Museum. A visit to the National Archaeological Museum will bring you to the Kolonaki District, which is a popular tourist zone with a number of cafes and bars.

Along with the history, Athens offer a good time to those who seek beautiful beaches and sunshine. One of the most popular beaches near Athens is Schinias, which is a blue flag beach. Other beaches near Athens include the Vouliagmeni, Kokkino Limanaki, Voula Beach and Loutsa, which is the nearest to Athens. You can also make a day trip to more distant beaches like Varkiza, which are not as crowded.

A favorite among tourists worldwide, Athens really offers you a lot more than you imagine, and a trip to the city is really worth the money and energy you spend to visit it.

Map of Athens & places nearby