Athens
Athens

Athens

Fly off to Athens, a welcoming city that never sleeps.

5 good reasons to go to Athens

A wealth of archaeological sites
A wealth of archaeological sites
Antique remains are part of Athens’ urban backdrop. The Acropolis, the Agora, the theatres, there are so many places to see! . Not forgetting the museums exhibiting the findings from archaeological digs all over Athens.
Mount Lycabettus and its stunning views
Mount Lycabettus and its stunning views
Mount Lycabettus looks over the city at a height of 300 metres. The less athletic among you can reach the top of the hill and Saint Georges’ chapel by car or funicular railway. The mountain as such is of little interest, but the view visitors get from its summit is beyond compare. Athens reveals itself in just one glance.
Discover Athens’ legendary port
Discover Athens’ legendary port
Built in the 5th century B.C., the Port of Piraeus is one of the oldest in the Mediterranean. It serves as a starting point for the many boats that link Athens to the Greek islands. The Navy museum, archaeology museum, flea market, church and restaurants will enliven your stroll around this iconic port.
Nature in the heart of the capital
Nature in the heart of the capital
This green gem is actually quite surprising in a city where the sun's heat is so intense. The national garden - formerly the Royal Garden - spreads over 15 hectares. Landscaped in the 19th century, it boasts over 500 plants. A small zoo and botanical garden will make your outing even more enjoyable.
The taste of the Mediterranean
The taste of the Mediterranean
Going to Athens means a trip for your senses. Once there, it is hard to resist the delicious local cuisine. Feta, olives, honey, aubergines and many other ingredients are at the heart of Greek gastronomy. It is actually very similar to Middle-Eastern cuisine, with its mezze, meat skewers and pastries.

To see / do

Culture and history

The invincible Acropolis

The invincible Acropolis

Perched up on its hill, the Acropolis is the pearl of Athens. This antique site is a must-see when travelling to Greece. Its beauty will be reward enough for your harsh climb up. Ancient Greek history is told by the Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea, Erechtheion and Parthenon!

The Agora - alive with energy

The Agora - alive with energy

Not only did the Agora, located at the foot of the Acropolis, used to be a market square during ancient times, but Athens citizens, a restricted number of inhabitants, used to meet there to talk. Political decisions would be made near the stalls and temples dedicated to heroes.

Philopappos Hill and its Muses

Not far from the Acropolis lies the Hill of Muses. Leave yourself a full day to explore it and visit Socrates’ prison - a sanctuary for Muses and the monument dedicated to Philopappos, a Roman benefactor from Athens - and enjoy the spectacular view over the Acropolis and Saronic Gulf.

Outings

Night-time strolls in the Pláka

Night-time strolls in the Pláka

Head to the tourist area of Pláka for a fun-filled evening! At the foot of the Acropolis, this area is a maze of little streets lined with Byzantine churches. It is not the capital’s most typical area, but you can enjoy a bite to eat or a drink in the many restaurants, bars and cafés, with a prime view of the Acropolis.
 

Welcome to Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani

Come and get a taste of the real Athens at Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani. Half-way between a butcher’s and restaurant, this friendly place is perfect for trying some delicious produce. Vine leaves, grilled meats, aubergine purée, cheeses and yoghurts will delight your taste buds. An excellent place to eat at a reasonable price.

Gastronomy

The traditional dolmatdakia me rizi

Dolmatdakia me rizi is better known as vine leaves. They are picked young and tender, and are stuffed with rice. They can also be made with meat. Dolmatdakia me rizi can be enjoyed cold as a starter throughout the entire Mediterranean area.

Halva for dessert

Halva for dessert

Finish off your meal or enjoy your coffee with a delicious treat. One of Greece’s tasty specialities is halva. This pastry is made with tahini (sesame paste) or various flours with honey. Several restaurants serve halva made from semolina, with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Practical information

Flight duration

3h

Time difference

+1h GMT

Currency

Euro

Distance

2155 km

Average temperature

Spring

20°C (max 31°C)

Summer

29°C (max 34°C)

Autumn

15°C (max 25°C)

Winter

12°C (max 16°C)

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* All the information on this page is provided for information purposes only. Changes to the programme, flight offers and schedules may be made at any time and without notice. Check with airlines or travel agencies for more information.

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