There is never a wrong time of year to enjoy a holiday in Greece. This stunning nation is jammed packed with a rich history and shimmering waters from the Mediterranean Sea. The city of Athens is also unarguably one of the most vibrant destinations in Europe. Whether you’re a history buff or not, Athens will open your eyes to a whole new perspective of Greek history and culture in its own unique way. There are plenty of reasons to visit this ancient city but here are five reasons why Athens is Europe’s coolest new city break.
Home to one of the earliest known settlements in Greece, the Acropolis is one the most significant ancient sites in the Western world. It towers over Athens and it’s visible from almost everywhere in the city. This historical place is truly a magnificent sight that won’t fail to exalt your spirit.
Vouliagmeni is a coastal town located less than 15 miles away from the heart of Athens. This island getaway is perfect for those who want a little off the beaten path adventure after sightseeing in the city. Everything you’re looking for in a Greek island is right here; beautiful sandy beaches, village tavernas, stunning sea views, sunsets – you name it!
Until recent years, the sleepy hillside village of Anafiotika went unnoticed by tourists but now the secret is out. Located right below the Acropolis hill, Anafiotika is more reminiscent of a rural Cycladic island than a capital city. This means you officially have an excuse to get lost amongst the labyrinth of narrow alleyways in Athens. Sounds idyllic to us.
The Old Town Of Plaka
Plaka is Athens’ Old Town and it’s easily the most picturesque neighbourhood you’ll come across. Picture the cobbled streets, ancient architecture and sun-drenched piazzas..how stunning does that sound? Plaka is also lined with boutique stalls, souvenir shops and a strip lined with some of Athen’s finest little restaurants.
Sunset Views From Athens’ Coolest Rooftop Bars
Even though rooftop bars are scattered around Athens, they are often hidden away and each one almost feels like a secret hideout for a select few. Head down to Couleur Locale for the ultimate underground scene or pop by The Roof Garden at The Electra Metropolis to catch incredible views of Athens’ sunset.
There are plenty of reasons to visit Athens including glorious ancient masterpieces, historical monuments and magnificent landscapes, just to name a few. The natural beauty of Greece is alluring and its almost impossible to explore everything in just a few days but we’ve got you covered. Take your time to explore the beautiful Acropolis in Athens when you book your trip with ENTERTAINER getaways. Launch your ENTERTAINER app to get up to 60% off your hotel bookings – simply click on the ‘Travel’ tab of your ENTERTAINER app to view our hotel offers!