The Athens Encounter guide gives you twice the city in half the time. Athens is fresh from a burst of urban renewal, and the energy is infectious. Now the downtown galleries and bars are as big a drawcard as the Acropolis in this exuberant, hedonistic town.
This pared-down number is ideal for quick trips – it’s less accommodation, more neighbourhood highlights and the best of local knowledge. Read more…
Visit Athens For Some Incredible Excitement
By: Michael Hood
Are you planning your holiday to Athens for some incredible excitement? Well if you are, you will want to stop and see some of the popular places around the area. The National Garden is one place everyone can enjoy. You will find a zoo, gardens, ponds and lakes with many peacocks, swans and ducks to keep you amused. This is a place that helps you relax and feel a sense of peacefulness. It probably does not sound exciting, but the beauty of the gardens is what makes it so special. The royal family once owned the gardens when they occupied the palace.
Athens has some fascinating walking tours. The Acropolis tour is very interesting. The guide goes into detail about the area and you actually can see the history as he describes it to you. You will see everything in the area and learn more than you could from reading any history book. The best of Athens walking tour is pretty interesting and fun. You see the monuments that represent ancient and modern Athens, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Cathedral of the city, old town Athens and Plaka. This tour is recommended if you want a structured tour of Athens with a guide to tell you about everything.
After a week in Athens, you might move to Piraeus for some fun activities that will keep you happy and content. You can do some sailing, water skiing or even some fishing. Fishing is very popular on the Greek waters, you do not even need your own equipment, there are charters that supply everything you need to have fun day. Sailing on the open waters is a great way to enjoy the day. You can enjoy the warm breeze and warm air that blows across your face as you sail around the water.
If you want to see what the waters of Greece look like, you can find a diving charter that furnishes all the gear you need. They can take you to the island of Arsida that has about fifteen diving spots that are incredible. Many people find this experience more fun that seeing any of the attractions. The underwater life near and around the island is amazing and so beautiful to see. You can take the charter or you can just rent the equipment and do some shore diving. Wherever you go, you are going to see some beautiful colors and some unusual marine life.
You are going to enjoy your holiday to Athens as well as the surrounding area. If you find yourself with some time, you should plan for a night out on the town. Athens does have some nightclubs that offer live entertainment, dancing and some just have a nice area for drinking and chatting with other people. You will find that Athens comes alive at night around eight or nine. A nice dinner first might be the way to spend the early part of the night. The entire family can have fun and even have some memorable times when visiting Athens.
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