Athens – six letters, one universe! A city break in Athens is an unforgettable experience. The Greek capital and birthplace of democracy is home to countless sights and awaits you with a great variety of outdoor activities. The city was named after the goddess Athena who, according to Greek mythology, symbolizes wisdom. Athens presents itself to you as a colorful and lively metropolis, full of contrasts. The capital is nestled between the hills and the sea on the Attica Peninsula and has fascinated visitors from all over the world for centuries.
The city is a multi-cultural hub which inspires you with its unique and vibrant flair. The entire old town is a designated pedestrian zone and can be likened to an open-air museum. The city’s rich history can be felt around every corner: Ancient temples can be found next to Byzantine churches opposite which lie Ottoman mosques. Above it all towers the majestic marble landmark of Athens, the Acropolis! When you are searching for an island atmosphere, you should head to the picturesque district of Anafiotika. As a street art enthusiast you will find your vivid wonderland in the districts of Psiri, Thissio, and Petralona.
Athens offers you a huge range of activities. So no matter what you would like to do on your holiday, the city has something for everyone! Whether a mythological walk through the historic center or a panoramic hike along the ‘Marble Road’ of Penteli. Whether a bike on the urban Pholopappos trails, or a coastal cycling tour along the Athens Riviera. Be it a kayak tour to the mythical Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion or an evening wine bar-hopping experience in the old town. The possibilities for your perfect city break in Athens are almost endless!