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Athens Holidays

Cheap Holidays to Athens

The Odeon theatre at Athens, Greece - view from Acropolis

Athens – South Coast of Greece

The beautiful city of Athens can be the perfect holiday for all budgets and tourists. As a major European city you can expect to enjoy various modern shopping and lively nights. Perhaps the main reason for people going on holidays to Athens is because of the vast history and ancient sites that are found right around the city. You can also enjoy your holiday to Athens with a trip to the beach as just south of the city centre you will find the golden sands of the beach in Palaio Faliro.

As a major city you will appreciate that your transfer from Ellinikon International Airport or Athens International Airport to your accommodation in Athens won’t take any longer than 30 minutes.

There is plenty of accommodation to choose from during your holiday in Athens ranging from budget rooms to luxury suites. There are many hotels offering budget rooms and self catering options for holidaymakers. You will be able to stay in fine 5 star luxury hotel in Athens also which provide the ultimate setting and services to relax on your holiday.

Travelling around the city is made easy thanks to the fantastic public transport system which provides buses and trains helping tourists get to the popular areas and historical sites in Athens.

Athens – Fun & Activities

The beaches away from the city centre can be reached via trains, buses and taxis but the travel will be worth it so you can enjoy a relaxing day on the beach enjoying the great summer sun on a holiday to Athens. At the beach you can expect to find various popular water sports to try.

Athens holidays are more likely to be enjoyed visiting the various historical sites and attractions found throughout the city. One of the most popular sites is the Acropolis which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Other popular sites to visit whilst in Athens include the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium and Syntagma Square. Athens also has many museums where you can learn about the significance of each historical site in the city along with a detailed understanding of its colourful past. The National Archaeological Museum, the New Acropolis Museum and the Agora Museum are all great places to visit and learn a little whilst on holiday here.

Places like Kifissia Park, Zappeion Park and the National Garden offer tranquil getaways from the hustle and bustle of busy city life where tourists can relax and regroup. You’ll notice that there are plenty of boat tours available along the coast and to Aegina Island where tourists can enjoy the great scenery.

There are plenty of opportunities for tourists to go shopping with plenty of great souvenir shops and markets selling great leather goods and crafts. There are also department stores such as Marks & Spencers available plus you will be able to purchase fine designer clothes and jewellery from various shops around the city.

Athens – Food & Nightlife

Cuisine is certainly something that is well covered on your holiday to Athens with various options available to tourists. If you are staying in a hotel you will find that the food there is very good and in some of the luxury hotels it is top class, around the city itself you find many Greek, French, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and Indian restaurants to enjoy a meal in on an evening. During the day you are more likely to grab a quick bite during your sightseeing, and so there are many fast food restaurants around Athens that are perfect for this.

Athens holidays have a great nightlife to enjoy with many types of activities and options for tourists to delight in. There are plenty of great bars playing all kinds of music and cocktails for you to enjoy, later on the clubs open up and you can dance all night long. Aside from the drinking culture on an evening you can take in an opera, ballet or a concert, you could even go to the cinema and watch a film at night.

Athens – Weather Info

You can expect great weather in Athens at pretty much anytime of the year which is very much appreciated by the hoards of visitors each year. Of course the best time to enjoy an Athens holiday is during summer when the weather is at its finest. The peak months of July and August has great weather with temperatures that soar as high as 30°C regularly. Along with 13 hours of sunshine during this time and cloudless skies you will have plenty of time to work on that summer tan.

The winter period will of course not bring as much sun and heat, but it still remains warm and could be the ideal place for you to enjoy a winter retreat from the low temperature back in the UK. Rain comes from November onwards but never lasts too long and things normally clear up quickly enough. The temperatures won’t go any lower than 12°C which shows you exactly how good the weather is. When March comes around the temperatures will begin a steady climb with summer just around the corner.

Where is Athens?

Take a look at this map of Athens before you go. Click to view an interactive version.

Map of Athens
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