Athenian Coast

Athens, the capital of Greece, is located in the region of Attica. The city of Athens is a busy metropolis dominated by one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. The majestic Parthenon is the undisputable jewel of a city that was once the cradle of western civilization. The Acropolis leads to the city’s historical center, which has been converted into a pedestrian zone. The ancient Agora is the place where Socrates used to give his public speeches and democracy was born. The nearby National Gardens are an oasis for the hot summer months. The verdant mount Lecabettus offers splendid views of the sunset. Syntagma and Omonoia, the main squares of the city, are linked by avenues that feature beautiful neoclassical buildings. The Panathenaikon (Kalimarmaro) stadium is where the first Olympic Games of modern history where held. Athens is a unique blend of ancient and modern, grunge and elegant, chaos and fun. It is a city that satisfies all tastes, offering everything from museums, cultural centers and art galleries to cutting edge markets and countless entertainment options. High street fashion is found in the pedestrian street of Ermou and couture and designer items in Kolonaki. When the night falls, Athenians head for the alternative districts of Psirri and Gazi, the fashionable area of Kolonaki or the summer venues of Glyfada and Voula. Attica has a suburb coastline with beautiful beaches and plenty of seaside venues. The coastal avenue leads to the majestic Temple of Poseidon, which crowns Cape Sounion and offers panoramic views over the Saronic gulf.