Athens means a landmark not only in the European history but also in the world culture. Athens means a city of philosophers and commanders, sculptors and architects. It is a modern city, multi-facial and quaint. Athens is a capital of Greece!
You fall in love with Athens at once and forever. You are fascinated by the emerald sea, the hot scorching sun, fresh air and mighty mountains. The nature is mesmerizing, especially in the early morning: the rising sun lights up on the horizon and illuminates everything around with warm rays, a light mountain breeze blows pleasantly into the face, and an endless blue sky with purple clouds looks like a smooth surface of crystal sea water. Extraordinary Athens has it all! People from all corners of the globe go to Athens for the beauty of nature, for the charming Acropolis, for temples, old churches, narrow streets and amazing sights.
Athens has the best gastronomic tours in the world, during which you can taste exquisite dishes of the national cuisine – the famous Feta cheese, delicious black, green and maroon olives and sweet oranges. Greek Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most delicious and highly valued among gourmets. All the food is incredibly flavorful and juicy. The dishes are mostly prepared from fresh beef or pork, traditionally there are a lot of greens and organic vegetables. It is always pleasant to dip a golden slice of bread in a tomato hot sauce or taste eggplant or zucchini, baked on charcoal. Bread is often baked right in the tavern and served hot with goat cheese and basil leaves. After a good dinner, the Greeks like to drink a glass of tea from the mountain grass and feast on local sweets.
Walking around the gorgeous Athens, you can sit in a cozy outdoor cafe and drink a glass of authentic wine, enjoying the sounds of jazz music. Athens is a storehouse of sights and beautiful streets with incredible arches. In the evenings in the building of opera and ballet you can plunge into the world of music, where the classical works are fantastically performed. On weekdays, museums and galleries are at your service. Greece is a country of bright summer nights, colorful apricots and sweet pomegranates. You can come here once, fall in love madly in this fabulous country and certainly throw a coin in the fountain to come back a thousand times.
Modern Athens is teeming with shopping centers. In the season of discounts, you can buy clothes from the coolest brands at affordable prices. In the city there are also many souvenir shops with fantastic products. Greece is also famous for its handmade carpets. Athenian shops sell fine paintings of local artists, national clothes and much more. Dried fruits and fresh seasonal fruits are in abundance at picturesque open air food markets.
Athens literally attracts everyone who is interested in history, antiquities and archaeological excavations. The capital of Greece bears the name of the ancient goddess of wisdom and knowledge – Athens. You can safely say that Athens – is the beginning of the civilized world, the foundation of the cultural world of mankind. In the center of the new city there are remarkable monuments of the art of the past, first of all, the art of classical Greece – the era of its highest flowering, 5th c. BC. This is the Acropolis with its famous temples – Parthenon and Erechtheion, and numerous buildings of the lower town. The Acropolis of Athens is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Not far from the foot of the Acropolis, in the historical district, next to the theater of Dionysus stands an impressive building, the oldest theater in the world – the New Acropolis Museum, which blends harmoniously with the monuments of architecture around.
The new Acropolis Museum, the inauguration of which took place in June 2009, includes exhibition halls in which original masterpieces of ancient art are presented.
The enormous size of the brilliant Museum and its remarkable architecture make this place awesome and enjoyable.
You should definitely visit this magnificent country. To ensure that your vacation is relaxed and serene, you must choose the appropriate accommodation in Athens. We can offer you the best hotels to stay in Athens. In our hotel base you can easily find hotels that meet your requirements: it can be budget & cheap accommodation in Athens or 5-star hotels, luxury hotels and All-inclusive vacations in Athens. TRAVELGREECE meets the demands of every tourist, having picked up for them huge family hotels with animation programs, entertainment options and show-musicals for funny and happy family trips, as well as secluded hotels for stay in an atmosphere of absolute privacy.
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