Athens has a long history of over 3,000 years during which it exerted a major influence on the development of Western culture.
GREAT MONUMENTAL WEALTH
The wealth of monuments in Athens makes it a destination with broad appeal for visitors from all over the world. Who hasn’t heard of the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Agora or the different Greek temples found in Athens?
The classical city buildings offer perfect harmony, characterized by their classic architecture which is still able to amaze their visitors and leave them speechless.
As well as an impressive archaeological wealth, the Greek capital has much more to offer its visitors, starting with a rich and varied Mediterranean cuisine. Juicy vegetables, succulent meats and delicious cheeses are just the beginning of a long list of delicacies prepared in the purest Greek style.
Besides tourism in Athens, a trip to Greece is not complete without making an excursion to Classical Greece.
PLACES OF INTEREST NEARATHENS, ALL LISTED AS WORLD HERITAGE SITES BY UNESCO
- Delphiwas the most important oracle in the classical Greek world. For the ancient Greeks,Delphi was the centre of the world. For new travelers it is also one of the most important places in Ancient Greece to visit. (Distance fromAthens: 180km)
- The city where the Olympic Games were born nearly 3,000 years ago, and the place from which the Olympic flame starts its journey every 4 years around the world. (Distance fromAthens: 265km)
- One of the largest and most important Eastern Orthodox in Greece. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the north-western edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pinios river and Pindus Mountains, in centralGreece. (Distance fromAthens: 350km)
- Mycenae'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age inGreece. (Distance fromAthens: 245km)
- Epidaurusis a small town known for its two ancient theaters. The main theater is renowned for its exceptional acoustics. During summer the well known Epidaurus Festival takes place with local and international plays (Distance fromAthens: 138km)
- Known worldwide for its canal,Corinthis the Peloponnese city that is closest to the Greek mainland, a short distance from Athens (85km)
- To/From “E. Venizelos” Athens International Airport
- By bus:Right outside the Departures Hall, there is the central bus station of the Express line buses (X95 Direction to Syntagma and then metro line 2 to Omonoia). The same line applies from the hotel to the airport can take you to the Athens city center, the Piraeus port or the central suburban bus station. Traveling time is approximately 1:15min
- By metro: You can use the metro from the airport and specifically the line 3 to reach the city center Sintagma station and then change to line 2 to Omonoia. Itineraries are quite often. Traveling time is approximately 55 minutes
- By taxi:There is a taxi station right outside the Departures Hall that is available 24 hours a day. Please keep in mind that there is a minimum charge for your transfer to any destination and you should also know that you will be asked to pay the Attiki Odos highway tolls too. Traveling time is approximately 45-60 minutes.
- Traveling by car from:The access to the airport is very easy and there is excellent signing to lead you to the airport or the city centre. The main access is through the Attiki Odos highway. Traveling time is approximately 45-50 minutes.
- By train:The suburban railway station uses the same platform as the metro. You can reach the city center by switching at some point to the metro Larissa station red line with direction to Omonoia. Traveling time is approximately 45-60 minutes.