Athens City Breaks take you to one of the oldest settlements, and one of the most beautiful towns in the world. With a history dating back over five thousand years, Athens is awash with ancient monuments and archaeological sites. It also has many Neoclassical buildings and museums, imposing squares, parks and gardens. Whether or not you have an interest in ancient history, you can not fail to be impressed by such wonders as the Acropolis and the Parthenon, crafted by the hands of men without the aid of machinery. Floodlit at night, they are an imposing sight. This area is known as Plaka and the narrow maze of streets below the monuments are filled with architectural gems from early times to the nineteenth century. Wander this labyrinth and enjoy the street vendors and the pavement performers, the souvenir and jewellery shops. Stop awhile in one of the many small cafes and restaurants.
The best time to take an Athens City Break is from early spring to late autumn. Be aware that it can become very hot in the peak of summer with temperatures rising into the nineties.
Visit the historical capital of Greece
Athens City Breaks are mainly popular with those seeking to combine a little culture with good shopping and a lively nightlife. If temperatures rise, go to the south of the city and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. There are many opportunities for those seeking a little retail therapy, with a delightful range of small craft shops and market stalls to boutiques and department stores. Nightlife can be as romantic or as lively as you wish as there are venues to suit most tastes. The variety of restaurants also cater for all palates and budgets. Public transport is good with buses, trams and a metro system so it is easy to travel between districts. While in Athens you can take a ferry to the Saronic Islands, only a short trip that can be done in a day. Guided tours are available.
If you are looking for a holiday to a stunning city that combines the ancient and the modern, with an abundance of sightseeing opportunities, good accommodation, and fine dining, check out our cheap Athens City Breaks.