Athens, is a destination that offers a unique blend of ancient history, beautiful architecture, and lively nightlife. Here are four reasons why you should visit Athens:
Rich history and culture: Athens is home to some of the most iconic ancient landmarks in the world. The Acropolis, a hilltop fortress, is the most famous of these landmarks and is home to the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena. These ancient ruins offer a glimpse into the cities storied past, and provide visitors with a unique opportunity to experience the ancient culture and history of Greece. Additionally, the city of Athens has several other ancient sites such as the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora and the Kerameikos Cemetery, each a treasure trove of knowledge to uncover.
Beautiful architecture: Athens has a diverse architectural landscape, including ancient ruins, neoclassical buildings, and modern structures. The city is home to a variety of architectural styles, from the ancient ruins of the Acropolis to the neoclassical buildings of the 19th century. Visitors can also see the work of famous architects such as the National Library of Greece, which was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen, and the Zappeion Hall, which was designed by the Greek architect Anastasios Metaxas. In addition, Athens is a great destination to see the contrast between the old and the new architecture, you can see this by visiting neighborhoods such as Plaka and Monastiraki were structures built decades ago utilizing Classical Greek Temple Architecture are sharing their space with modernist architecture which is slowly beginning to crawl up around Athens.
Amazing Food: Greek food is some of healthiest simplest and tastiest food around! It is no surprise as every Greek will tell you, the three main ingredients for making remarkable Greek food is simple locally grown ingredients, not overcomplicating the basics, and cooking with lots of olive oil.
Make sure to try a traditional pita with souvlaki on the go or enjoy a Greek salad and Tzatziki in one of the many taverns doting the streets of Thissio.
Don’t forget that Athens is a multicultural city so you will find options from all over the world and fusion cuisine that will definitely make your mouth water.
Great nightlife: Athens is known for its lively nightlife scene, with a wide variety of bars, clubs, and taverns to choose from. Visitors can experience the city’s vibrant nightlife in areas such as Gazi, Monastiraki, and Psirri. These neighborhoods offer a diverse range of options, from lively bars and clubs to traditional taverns or even grab a cocktail on the go from the “walk through” bars dotting the city. Live music can be heard pouring out onto the streets as 80’s rock cover bands clash with Greek hip-hop artist and everything in- between, there is truly something for everyone once the sun goes down.
In conclusion, Athens is a destination that offers something for everyone.
Whether you are interested in ancient history, delicious food, beautiful architecture, or lively nightlife, Athens has it all. The city is a great destination for history buffs, food lovers and architecture enthusiasts. With so much to see and do, Athens is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
Of course with so many locations to visit and experience and only so many days in summer, you may not know where to begin. Luckily the ideal way to feast your eyes on as much of Athens as possible is with a Scenic Bike Tour riding in comfort and style on an E-bike! With daily tours, high-end Bianchi e-bikes and enthusiastic facilitators book this perfect activity today!