Athens is the historical capital of Europe with quite a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolitihic age. It has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.
The sacred rock of the Acropolis, is the site of some of the most significant masterpieces of worldwide architecture and art of which the most renowned is the Parthenon temple. Apart from this also impressive are the Propylaea, the Nike temple and the Erechtheion. Feel the magnificence of ancient Greece.
Other interesting archaeological sites are the agora, the market place, with the temple of Hephaistos still in quite good shape, as well as the temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s arch.
Include the Syntagma Square in your city experience and watch the guards, the Evzones, in their impressing uniforms, and if you are lucky, you can follow the slow and complicated change of guards.
A popular place for shopping, food and drink is the Plaka, located just below the Acropolis. Here you grasp an idea of old Athens, with its low buildings and narrow streets.
Piraeus is the chief port located within the Athens Urban Area, 12 km southwest from its city center and situated along the east cost of the Saronic Gulf. Piraeus is famous for its taverns and restaurants, renowned for their cuisine. Most are arrayed along the coasts of Mikrolimano and Piraiki and are specialized in seafood.
Enjoy Greek islands sailing to Aegina or take part at a one-day-cruise to 3 Greek islands.
According to a legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. Watching an amazing sunset at the Poseidon temple will be an unforgettable experience.