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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Athens, Greece!

Athens, the capital of Greece, is very well known as the largest city in the country and the center of Greek Economic and cultural life combined with carefree lifestyle and hospitality.

There is a rich list of things to do in Athens especially for culture lovers such as remarkable ancient sites mixed with new mega art, culture venues and independent galleries which will certainly enrich their experience.

 

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Here below are the reasons that can encourage everyone to take a trip to Athens.

 

  1. If you are a passionate admirer of history, Athens is the proper place to be!

A city with over 5,000 years of history and one of the oldest and most important civilizations that has ever existed, remains a valuable historical destination.

There are plenty of impressive ancient landmarks that you will stumble upon such as the Acropolis, an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city , the marketplace where Socrates and Plato were gathering to debate ideas and civic actions and so many other artifacts of the past.

Moreover, Athens is one of the first cities in the world that was named and in fact there is a myth for its name as there was a competition between the goddess Athena and the god Poseidon who both wanted the city to have their name. Poseidon gave the city water and Athena the olive tree. In the end, Athena won thus the name given to the city was Athens.

Also, visitors will be able to learn about Greek Mythology, an invaluable heritage of tales with envious gods and courageous heroes, epic adventures and stories of vengeance and love.  Therefore, if you are interested in mythology, Athens is the place to go!

 

 

  1. The museums in Athens are amazing!

For centuries, museums have played an integral role in preserving the history of a nation’s society. Exhibits reveal stories about how nations, communities and cultures came to be and without them, those stories could be forgotten.

Greek Museums offer fascinating insight into local culture as well as hosting unique exhibitions that the traveler must visit! For example, the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important museums focusing on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis and includes every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes from Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.

Additionally, there are many other museums in Athens, which are worth to be wandered since they demonstrate the scale of achievement in everything that contributed to the birth of western civilization! So you can not miss any of them!

 

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  1. You can go to the beach when in Athens!

Athens is a destination that combines both magnificent historical sites and beautiful beaches as it is surrounded by the sea! Incredibly, one can find a great number of beaches in the Athenian Riviera with easy access even by public transportation. Thus, if you want to escape at the beach while staying in the city, then Athens is the right place!

 

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  1. The delicious food!

Traditional Greek food is famous all over the world especially classic dishes like souvlaki (grilled meat skewers), moussaka (with eggplants, minced meat & bechamel), spanakopita (spinach pie)  and horiatiki salata ( Greek salad ) are the most preferred of all!  Visitor would be very excited to try these famous Greek food dishes plus local delights like olives, pistachios and ‘feta’ cheese mainly at the traditional ‘taverns’  ( small restaurants) which are considered as an integral part of local culture. However, in Athens you can enjoy a variety of Greek food across the city, from delicious grilled meats being cooked up by street food vendors to exotic sweet treats at popular local restaurants.

 

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  1. Athens among the World’s best nightlife cities!

Athens’ nightlife has evolved into a world class affair and after you’ve visited one or two places, you can’t help but think the city’s revival is well underway. The latest figures reveal new permits for food, coffee and drink venues have more than doubled over the last 5 years in Greece.

Moreover, the Athens bar scene is considered one of the most emerging in the world and local bartenders are worthy positioned among the European most creative ones. Certainly, there’s a new international mindset which implements the local identity into menus,many bartenders now work with native herms and elixirs and this something one must drink!

 

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  1. Island-hopping, short getaways from Athens!

One of the most amazing experiences that the Greek capital offers is island hopping! Whether you are interested in a one-day island cruise or the ultimate Athens island -hopping adventure Athens is a great starting point for your tour! There are many picturesque islands in a short distance by boat like Agistri, Kythnos, Poros, Aegina, Hydra, Spetses etc where you can  enjoy a small preview of Greece’s beautiful islands!

 

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  1. Elegant and comfort accommodation in Athens!

Athenian hotels are flourishing now that the pandemic is over and all of them, from small to large sized hotels are a specialty in this city by offering personalized service and a consistently high standard.  One of the most popular Hotels in the city is, the President Hotel which is strategically situated near two Metro stations and other means of public transport and close to the heart of Athens. Apart from the great access to renowned cultural landmarks, commercial streets, historic sites and entertainment attractions, the Hotel President offers to the guests, elegant and comfortable hospitality, modern amenities, and personalized services thus render it the perfect springboard to explore Athens’ charm!  In its highest rooftop of Greece, lies the stylish Penthouse 21 which is the eclectic meeting point for all guests and offers a breathtaking 360° city view! Don’t miss to book it when in Athens!

 

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