In ancient times, entertainment in Athens was in the form of people and animals fighting in the Colosseum, but in modern times, there is more to tickle your fancy in this Greek capital. This city has a rich history and an even richer present as it has established itself as an iconic European city that is experiencing urban renewal without necessarily washing away its illustrious past.
The patron goddess of this city was the goddess of arts, industry, civilization and strength, and each of these elements can be seen in the city. There are so many things to see in Athens, for example, the Plaka whose charm is unparalleled throughout Europe. A lot of visitors love this place for its winding streets and the beautiful façade of its buildings. The restaurants here are also quite exotic and there are various ancient museums as well as contemporary museums that are sure to fill the traveler with delight.
The city of Athens was once worshipped by gods and men alike, and in modern times, tourists worship this magical and enchanting city as well. This city was the cradle of civilization, and every single element, from the air to the water and the beaches are a testament to this.
One of the highlights of this city is the Acropolis and the Parthenon which is one of the most famous monuments in Athens. The rock and the monument have seen so much over the years, and the archaeological park surrounding this sacred rock has some of the most beautiful ancient treasures in the world. The Acropolis was once nominated as a world wonder and it is an example of the gems of this city.
Every travel portfolio should include a visit to the Panathenaic Stadium which played host to the premier modern-day Olympic games in 1896. Travelers can get a bird’s eye view, or as close to this as possible from the Lycabettus Hill which is approximately a thousand feet high.
The Syntagma square is the pulsating heart of Athens, and areas such as the Kolonaki appeals to travellers from all corners of the globe each year. Some of the best archaeological feats in the world can be found in this city, for example, the Olymbion, the Panathinaiko Stadium or the Odeion of Herodes Atticus. There are so many museums that house the history of this city and the city has so many appealing sites.
Athens by night is one of the most enchanting cities and it appeals to all tastes and preferences. Athens is quite divine and many tourists are enchanted by this lovely city every year. It is therefore important to make reservations early in order to fully enjoy its pleasures of. You could however choose to stay in a vacation home rental where you will be able to experience the privacy and luxury that this city has to offer.
Athens is truly magical, and the sun smiles on it throughout the year, making it an ideal travel destination regardless of the season. You could enjoy a stay at the various beautiful hotels or you could opt for a vacation home rental. Either way, you will definitely have a wonderful and memorable time in this captivating Greek capital.