The ancient capital of the world. Athens.
The birthplace of philosophy, democracy and drama, this Greek capital city is not just about open-air museums and world-class heritage sites, but a vintage metropolis with an urban personality. Named after Athena, the Greek Goddess of wisdom, Athens has always remained true to its name by being the cultural force of the ancient world.
With grunge and grace, Athens gels its past with the present in a subtle, yet distinctive way. It is a city of paradoxes and huge contrasts, which you can observe by walking along the city streets or while exploring the early buildings that stand as a testament to Greek heritage. From the iconic Acropolis that rises about the city to the charming neighbourhoods and contemporary art galleries, the city that gave the world Marathon and the Olympic Games, is a majestic but a quirky clash of past and present. With more than 3,500 years of documented history, this Greek capital is constantly undergoing renewals to keep up with the progress of time.
There are many things you can do in Athens. It is the home of the great Parthenon. Athens is also known around the world for the Syntagma Square and the Acropolis Museum. Children can have fun at enjoyable family attractions like the Museum of Greek Childrenâ€™s Art and Allou Fun Park. The Attica Zoological Park will take you to seventh heaven if you love animals of all shapes and sizes. You can even try out some educational programs at Glyfada Sea Turtle Rescue Centre. If you are up for checking out the coastline or simply lounging back and watching the clouds go by, Kavouri Beach, Voula Beach and onAqua Sports Park will satiate your desires. You could even pick up a picnic basket and set out for some tranquil time in the green surroundings of the Filopappos Hill or the Athens National Garden.
Athens is a sophisticated hub of gastronomic delights, electrifying nightlife, and groovy vibes. If you are in a hunt for a place where adventures never end, iTravellerâ€™s Athens Holiday Package will take you to this timeless city that will bewitch you with its warmth and hospitality; all day, all night, all seasons.