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About Athens Attractions

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 hand 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.

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 is the other notable ancient shrines, as per the Athens city guide.


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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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.

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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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    Athens is famous for its 3 hills. And, the Acropolis along with the most famous Parthenon is one amongst the hills.

     

     

     

    As weather during the spring and fall season is pleasant, the best time to visit Athens are from March to May and September to November.

    One will need a 220 V plug to use appliances like hair dryer and electric curlers in Athens.

    Now a days, one can conveniently carry credit cards for transactions. Other than that, currency exchange is available at various banks and exchange counters across the city.

    Yes, Athens is completely safe for those who plan to travel solo. People are welcoming and make travellers feel at home.

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