5 January 2022 | 7 nights | 2 people
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Beach and culture in Greece's Peloponnes
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Athens, Greece City Holiday: Breakfast
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About Athens

Named after the goddess of wisdom, the birthplace of democracy blends an ancient civilisation with a progressive city. Soak up the atmosphere and join the Greeks with their zest for lift in this fascinating capital.

Things to see and do

  • Monastiraki Flea Market - Join the crowds in the old town of Athens where there's always something happening.
  • Stroll around the Plaka - This district below the Acropolis is a romantic maze of picturesque narrow streets, Byzantine churches and beautiful, flower-decked houses.
  • The Acropolis = One of the world's greatest ancient sites is topped by the Parthenon, the icon of Athens and Western civilisation.
  • National Archaeological Museum - An amazing collection of Greek antiquities.
  • Syntagma Square - A vast open area at the heart of Athens, great for people-watching and promenading.
  • Olympic Stadiums - One was built for the 1896 games right in the centre, the other for 2004.

Athens Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in November

With the chilly weather setting in at home, November is just the right time to get away for some sunshine. Best of all, you can find fantastic deals in popular destinations, where there’ll be fewer crowds and more space for you on the sand!Keep your eyes peeled for cheaper flight deals, discounts on attractions and all-inclusive packages, ready to pack your bags for a November adventure. Here’s a look at our top picks.Beach HolidaysGran Canaria, Canary IslandsThe temps are definitely cooler...

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20th January 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

14 best things to do in Athens

Athens is not just one of Greece’s most historic places, but easily rivals some of the other cities in Europe, too. Honestly, if you’re a keen history lover, then you’re going to love exploring Athens. Though, and it’s a big though, that’s not all that the city has; there’s a huge amount of incredible and best things to do in Athens that go far beyond its history, too....

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1st March 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

The Athens food guide: What you need to know about where to eat in Greece

Our Athens food guide begins, as all great food tours do, with a trip to the main market in Athens: Varvakios Agora. We then stop off at the Gastronomy Museum before heading into a cooking class. You can use the links above to jump to each section or jump right to the end for a hand crafted lists of where to eat in Athens, from the best restaurants to tavernas. Finally, the traditional Athens dishes you can't miss. ...

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10th December 2019 by Stoked to Travel

Greek Island hopping itinerary: Athens, Santorini and Milos

Choosing which islands to visit for a Greek island-hopping itinerary can be quite a daunting (but exciting) challenge. With more than 6,000 Greek islands to pick between, it’s not the easiest task for anyone who is even the slightest bit indecisive. If you look on Google for answers, it’s even more overwhelming. A quick search of ‘best islands to visit in Greece’, and you’ll still get a list of 20 or so islands each sounding so beautiful and also slightly similar. So it doesn’t end...

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12th October 2019 by Stoked to Travel

One day in Athens: The perfect 1 day itinerary

One day in Athens may not seem like a long time to explore the capital city of Greece, but you can visit and see a surprising number of top attractions with just 24 hours in Athens. Of course, if you’re planning a weekend city break in Athens, then you can do all of these essential attractions and more. Visiting Athens in one day is most likely if you’re stopping by at the start or end of a Greek island hopping itinerary. A one day Athens itinerary might also be useful if you’re visiting...

Weather in Athens

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Athens

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January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December