ATHENS

THE CAPITAL OF CULTURE

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Parthenon at night, Acropolis, Athens

Paths of history, culture and a cosmopolitan ambience


Athens. The city that gave birth to democracy, the sciences and fine arts is ready to reveal its secrets. Athens: the city of history and ancient civilisation – the Parthenon, Acropolis and the Ancient Agora. At the same time a modern, vibrant megalopolis, full of energy, day and night. A city belonging to humanity and Mediterranean light. This mighty city has contributed to world history and culture time and again, making itself immortal; an actor beyond the constraints of time’s usual boundaries.

Through its charisma, it is reborn again and again. Athens shares these priceless life lessons with its visitors. Under the bright Aegean sun and the blue Attica sky. Amid the graffiti that adorns its walls, and the laughter that fills its cafes. A youthful city, buzzing with life, it is confident, free and charming. A city that never sleeps. Full of flavour, desire and pleasure. A city that you must visit at least once in your lifetime. Welcome to Athens.  

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Discover the contrasts of Athens

You are in Athens. Before you let its charm seduce you, and you start wandering through its streets, stand for a minute and consider: How does a city carrying the weight of so much history manage to simultaneously remain so modern and dynamic? Athens has the power to surprise you with its contrasts – a youthful elixir. Wise and carefree. Imposing and light. Old, and yet, so new. All at the same time, with the same intensity.   

The city with archaeological treasures, the cornerstone of Western civilisation, at night buzzing with life in the arty, industrial setting of Psyrri, the lively square of Agia Irini, and the bustling sidewalks of Thiseio. In the morning, there’s shopping in the chic neighbourhood of Kolonaki, with its high-end boutiques. Later on, take a stroll in Monastiraki, with its stalls chock full of colourful spices. Lose yourself in the magic of the music festivals in Gazi and in the innovative art exhibits of Metaxourgeio.

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Stop for a coffee at the renowned cafe-restaurants in Plaka with a view of the Acropolis, leafing through books and newspapers you found at the local bookstore, followed by a bite with friends at a traditional taverna. At night, at a stylish terrace bar, cocktail in hand, take in the panoramic view of the illuminated city – from the Parthenon to the sea.

Finally, if at some point you want to escape from the pace of urban life, and get a taste for summer holidays, hit the beach:  Just a stone’s throw from the historic centre, the Athens Riviera is a spectacular mosaic of summer dreams. A string of pearls  unfolds along its coastline;  sandy beaches, picturesque coves and crystalline water. The beat of the music pulses day and night.

There, near the luxury hotels, bungalows, spas and marinas, with a view of the Argosaronic gulf, the nightlife takes on a carefree vibe, as you dance barefoot in the sand at the beach bars and open-air clubs. And on a rocky promontory surveying the revelry stands the proud Temple of Poseidon, guarding Cape Sounio and giving the city an air of sophistication and timeless glamour.



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UNCONVENTIONAL ATHENS by Stavros Papayiannis

"Athens imprints itself forever on every brain cell. Its eternal motion carries you away into every overt or hidden corner and infuses and empowers you with boldness, bravery and imagination."


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LOSING MY BREATH IN ATHENS! by Carol Cain

"An afternoon consisted of walks past Kapnikarea Church and down Ermou street, past residents and tourists enjoying hearty lunches in the open-air cafes."


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GOURMET GASTRONOMY, DISTINGUISHED FLAVOURS
Do you love high-end restaurants, molecular gastronomy and haute cuisine? In Athens you’ll find the award-winning, Michelin star restaurants: Varoulko, Funky Gourmet, Spondi, Hytra and Galazia Hytra.  Whichever one you choose, your tastebuds will be rewarded.
The market of Plaka beneath the Acropolis
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Cine Thisseion is one of the most enjoyable open-air, summer cinemas in the world, according to CNN. Here, you can watch your favourite movie stars under Attica’s starry sky.
The market of Plaka beneath the Acropolis
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TAKE A SEAT HIGH ABOVE THE CITY
Sip a coffee or cocktail along with breathtaking views. ‘USA Today’ recommends Dionyssos Zonar’s, the Grande Bretagne Roof Garden, Galaxy Bar & Restaurant, Gazarte, Cafe Avissinia, 360˚ Cocktail Bair, New Art Lounge or the Chocolate Royal.

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Metropolitan Hotel

METROPOLITAN HOTEL EXTERNAL
The Metropolitan hotel with its unique cosmopolitan atmosphere, combines traditional hospitality and luxury in Athens. With a view to Saronic gulf, Metropolitan hotel is ideally situated in front of the Faleron Olympic Coastal Park for both leisure and business travelers. Our Luxury Hotel is only 10 minutes away from Syntagma square and Acropolis, the centre of Athens and the port of Piraeus.
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385, Syngrou avenue, 17564, Athens, ATHENS
T. +302109471000
Fax: +302109471110

Grecotel Cape Sounio

Cape Sounio, Grecotel Exclusive Resort
Greece’s Mythical Cape...Where the wonders of ancient Greece embrace the glorious sea, drawing towards a cosmopolitan coastline dotted with lavish villas.This is Cape Sounio; not just resort: it is an experience.
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67 km Athens - Sounio Rd, Athens, 19500, Sounio, ATHENS
T. +30 2292069700
Fax: +30 2292069770

Life Gallery athens

Life Gallery athens
Modern architecture finds its expression in a minimalist designed building with glass surfaces, discreet swimming pools, Zen gardens and ethnic elements.
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Leof. Thiseos 103, 14578 , Ekali, ATHENS
T. 211 10 67400
Fax: 210 6229353

Airotel Alexandros Hotel

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A PEACEFUL & RELAXING ATMOSPHERE We want you to find in our hotel, in the city center, an environment worthy of your expectations and needs. It is our pleasure to welcome you, to offer you the best service in our elegant rooms, and make you feel at home.
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8, Timoleontos Vassou street, 11521, Athens, ATHENS
T. +302106400720
Fax: +302106400750

Grecotel Vouliagmeni Suites

Vouliagmeni Suites
"Suite" Dreams... on the Attica Riviera. Destination setting for just two or a whole party, Vouliagmeni Suites, combines the tranquillity and casual ambience of a resort with the lavish amenities of a boutique city hotel.
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8, Panos & Chloes str, Athens, 16671, Vouliagmeni, ATHENS
T. +30 210 8964901
Fax: +30 210 9674100

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