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About Athens Tourism

Athens of Greece is the country’s capital and home to numerous ancient monuments. The city got its name from the myth that says that the earliest Athenians received the olive branch – a sign of peace by Goddess Athena – and named the city after her. Athena is the god of civilization, justice, strategic warfare, and many other skills. The city that once blossomed into an early civilization changed hands several times. Athens History mentions the Athenians, the Persians, the Holy Romans, the Byzantines and the Ottomans and so on. Now, Athens is a modern metropolis, but the main tourist attraction about Athens is still the remnants of the past.

Experiences In Athens

Visit Hadrian’s Library: Hadrian’s Library is a place to be visited by all. The remains of the library are an amazing place to visit at any time of the year.   

Visit the Museum of Cycladic Art: It is one of the favorite places to visit by art buffs and artists. In this museum, you will find an amazing collection of Cycladic art and amazing artifacts.

Shopping in Plaka: Plaka is a well-known section in Athens. It is also one of the oldest places in Athens. It is a famous shopping section of the city and will offer a plethora of things to buy. Moreover, you will also find plenty of street artists who will add to the ambiance.    

Plan a visit to Acropolis: A trip to Athens is incomplete without a visit to Acropolis. It is the remains of an ancient citadel on a hilltop. This place narrates a lot about the history of Athens and is undoubtedly an important tourist place in Athens.

Visit the Acropolis Museum: Those of you who loved to visit Acropolis will absolutely love to visit this incredible museum where you will find the artifacts found from the Acropolis of Athens.  

Shopping In Athens Most things tourists look for can be found in the central city bounded by Omonia, Syntagma, and Monastiraki squares. Monastiraki has a flea market, which is especially lively on Sundays. The Plaka has cornered the market on souvenir shops, with T-shirts, reproductions of the antiquities from Acropolis, fishermen's sweaters, owls with evil eyes and jewelry - enough souvenirs to encircle the globe. Kolonaki is a boutique heaven. However, it's better to window-shop here since much of what you see here is imported and heavily taxed. Ermou Street is the prime shopping district in the city.History Of AthensThe history of Athens takes you back to the Neolithic age. Settlements in Athens started around Acropolis. The glorious past of Athens takes you through different eras that shaped the city into what it is today. Some of these eras are Florentine period, Catalan period, Burgundian period, etc. Athens tourism spectacularly celebrates the old monuments, historic sites, and temples that were built during the Before Christ era in the city. The ancient capital citadel of Acropolis stands sentinel atop the hill, above the entire city of Athens. The high columns of the Parthenon can be seen from anywhere in the city – they look like a memory from the past peeking onto the changing times.

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Theatre of Dionysus, Areopagus and Arch of Hadrian – all of these are ruins of spectacular historical sites. Athens travel also includes all the ancient temples scattered around the city, dedicated to the Gods of the Greek pantheon. The most important among them is the Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated to the King of Gods himself. It is also the largest one in Greece. In fact, the Parthenon atop the Acropolis is also a temple, built for Goddess Athena. There is a massive golden statue of Athena inside the temple.

There is a temple called Erechtheion with five beautiful statues of women holding it up. Temple of Hephaestus, Temple of Athena Nike and a distance away, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion are the other notable ancient shrines, as per the Athens city guide.

Customs And Religion Of AthensThe current culture of Athens is a lovely mix of Middle-Eastern influences with an inherent Mediterranean touch. Be it the fun atmosphere around the metropolis, or the cuisine, or the architecture – it is evident everywhere. Most of the population are Christian Orthodox and the remaining are Muslims, Catholic, and Jewish.

Places To Stay In Athens

There are many areas that one can choose to live in Athens. Listed below are some of the best areas to stay in Athens.

Makrianni

Plaka

Thission

Koukaki

Syntagma

Monastiraki 

Famous Food In Athens

Another reason to plan a trip to Athens is its incredible Greek food that set everyone craving for more. Some of the famous dishes that one must try in Athens include Saganaki, Mpakalotaverna, Horiatiki Salata, Tomatokeftedes, Moussaka, Pastitsio, Gemista, Fish Soup, Briam, etc. Some of the markets that one can visit to buy local ingredients and other items are Eleonas Flea Market, Athens Central Market, Avissinias Square, Kypseli Municipal Market, Monastiraki Flea Market, etc.  What To Wear In Athens

There are no specific restrictions when it comes to visiting Athens. It is suggested to plan clothes according to the weather. However, the local style of the city circles around comfortable and elegant. Therefore, one can plan to pack a pair of jeans, a light jacket, a skirt,  shirt, pullovers, blazer, sunglasses, hat, etc. Moreover, a pair of heels and decent footwear can add a smart look to any outfit.

2 Days Tour In Athens

A duration of two days is apt to explore the capital of Greece. Some of the places that one can explore through a 2 days tour in Athens are the Temple of Zeus, The Acropolis, and Parthenon, Monastiraki Square, The Ancient Agora, Panathenaic Stadium, Hadrian's Arch, Roman Agora, etc.   

Currency In Athens 

The currency used in Athens is the Greek Euro. One can easily get an exchange at foreign exchange bureaus and many banks of the country. One can also try to exchange currency at the airport in Athens. Greek Euro is the currency used throughout the country.When you visit Athens, remember history and heritage is not the only thing that the city has. Athens has a lot more to offer, like the beautiful and vibrant street marts of Plaka, Psyri, Kolonaki and the bustling Syntagma Square, and the flea market of Monastiraki – all open for the public to explore Athens to the fullest.

There are museums as well – the National Archaeological Museum, Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art and Numismatics Museum. The seashore activities of Athens are also quite fun. You can take a boat from Port of Piraeus to a nearby Greek island. Beaches of Athens and its surrounding areas are very well maintained, and the brilliant blue of the Aegean Sea opens up many opportunities for watersports activity. A trip to Athens is incomplete if you haven’t relaxed in the sunbeds of the beaches and walked into the water, with pebbles crunching underneath.


But when you visit Athens, remember history and heritage is not the only thing that the city has. Athens has a lot more to offer, like the beautiful and vibrant street marts of Plaka, Psyri, Kolonaki and the bustling Syntagma Square, and the flea market of Monastiraki – all open for the public to explore Athens to the fullest.

There are museums as well – the National Archaeological Museum, Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art and Numismatics Museum.

The seashore activities of Athens are also quite fun. You can take a boat from Port of Piraeus to a nearby Greek island. Beaches of Athens and its surrounding areas are very well maintained, and the brilliant blue of the Aegean Sea opens up many opportunities for watersports activity. A trip to Athens is incomplete if you haven’t relaxed in the sunbeds of the beaches and walked into the water, with pebbles crunching underneath.

For visiting Athens, Greece, the best time is the spring. Summers are usually the peak timings because winters are mostly rainy. In summer, the price of flight tickets and hotel accommodations are also higher. But if you have booked your Athens Greece tours long ago or with a certified travel agency – you need not worry about it except for sightseeing.

The current culture of Athens is a lovely mix of Middle-Eastern influences with an inherent Mediterranean touch. Be it the fun atmosphere around the metropolis, or the cuisine, or the architecture – it is evident everywhere.

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Temple Of Olympian Zeus

The temple of Olympian Zeus is a colossal temple right at the centre of Athens dedicated to Zeus, the king of Olympian gods in Greek mythology. The temple was commissioned by Peisistratus in the 6th century BC, but the construction was halted due to lack of funds. The temple saw multiple starts and pauses by various rulers ...

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Erechteion Temple In Athens

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Temple of Hephaestus In Athens

The temple of Hephaestus earlier known as Theseion is a temple dedicated to Hephaestus, the god of fire, sculptors, metallurgy, blacksmith, craftsmen and everything encompassing creation and art in Greek mythology. The temple was earlier attributed to Athenian hero Theseus, but later the inscriptions in the temple confirmed...

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Theatre Of Dionysus

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Travel to Athens

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By Air

There are numerous India to Athens flights that are operating frequently from the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and more. The fastest Mumbai to Athens flight is flown by Turkish Airlines, taking the duration of 10 hours. However, most Mumbai to Athens or Delhi to Athens flights make a stopover at various European cities like Istanbul, Doha, Abu Dhabi or Dubai, or Zurich or Budapest in Europe. Depending on the number of stops, a flight can take up to 32 hours to reach Athens.

By Train

Though, it is not possible to visit Athens from India via rail, traveling to Athens via train from other European countries is a very common occurrence. Rail Europe offers high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and regional trains from capital cities like Istanbul of Turkey, Belgrade of Serbia, Budapest of Hungary, Sofia of Bulgaria, Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vienna of Austria, Zurich of Switzerland and Munich of Germany. Many people opt for the trans-Europe luxurious train journey for a spectacular view from the Swiss Alps to the sunny Mediterranean. Within the city, Athens Railway Station or Larissa Station is the main railway hub that connects the long distance, suburban and metro lines.

By Road

Although India and Greece are connected by a small strip of land, it is impossible in reality to make the journey from Delhi to Athens or from any other city. The roadway takes one from India to Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and then to Greece while crossing the European border. The 5000 km distance is neither politically or geographically easy to conquer, nor is it safe or convenient. However, if you have been traveling throughout Europe, then there are highways connecting other countries to the city. The journey to Athens by bus is long and needs getting on and off many times to change vehicle, but it is great for a road trip. Athens map has two bus terminals – A and B, located at Kifissou Street and Liossion Street, from where buses ferry across Greece. The Athens Central Bus Station has the KTEL Attica buses that cover the suburbs.

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